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Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Arizona0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 371
San Francisco0 0 0 7 1 0 1 1 x 10110
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  W: P. Johnson (3-2)   L: Z. Godley (5-5)
7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET22:15 ET2:15 GMT10:15 7:15 PM MST9:15 PM EST9:45 PM VEN6:15 UAE (+1)9:15 PM CT, June 4, 2018
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California  Attendance: 36,542

Diamondbacks, Giants prepare for series opener, MLB draft

According to STATS
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Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants

  1. Since the start of last season, Arizona holds a 6-2-0 (.750) series record against the Giants, their best series record against a division opponent, and tying the Giants' worst series record against a division opponent (also 2-6-0 vs. Padres). Both series the Giants beat the Diamondbacks took place at AT&T Park.
  2. The Diamondbacks have scored 42 runs in their past six games, which equals their total from the previous 18 games. They have hit 15 home runs in the last six games, more than they had hit in the previous 23 games.
  3. The Giants allowed just one run to the Phillies in their last three-game series, the lowest scoring total by a team in a three-game series this season. This is the fewest runs allowed by the Giants in a three-game set since shutting the Dodgers out in a series beginning on May 19, 2015.
  4. Zack Godley has made three career starts against the Giants, amassing a 2-1 record while striking out 19 in 16.1 innings. For his career, Godley has a 29.0 whiff percentage; the only current National Leaguers with better marks are Scherzer, Kershaw, and Syndergaard, in that order (minimum 300 innings).
  5. Derek Holland has allowed at least three runs in nine starts this season, which is one off the MLB lead. In his career at AT&T Park, Holland has thrown 27.1 innings and held opponents to a .200 batting average. Only four current National Leaguers have held opponents to a lower average than him in this ballpark (minimum 25 innings).
  6. Ketel Marte is one of two infielders in the Wild-Card era with at least five triples and no errors through 55 games in a season; the other was Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, who did so for the Blue Jays in 1995.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/4/2018 thru 6/6/2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- Two teams with more on their minds than just an early season baseball game begin a three-game series Monday night when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit the San Francisco Giants.

Both teams are coming off 6-1 wins that completed three-game sweeps Sunday, the Diamondbacks over the Miami Marlins and the Giants over the Philadelphia Phillies.

They will enter the series separated by 3 1/2 games atop the National League West, with the Giants (29-30) needing a sweep to catch the Diamondbacks (31-27) in the loss column.

As both teams look ahead to a showdown between left-handers Patrick Corbin and Madison Bumgarner on Tuesday in the San Francisco ace's season debut, each will participate in the first day of the Major League Baseball draft before Monday's matchup.

Befitting teams that finished 29 games apart last season -- San Francisco (64-98) had the worst record in the NL and Arizona (93-69) landed a wild-card playoff berth -- the Giants will pick early (No. 2) and the Diamondbacks late (No. 25) in the first round Monday.

Interestingly, the Giants have been linked to Georgia Tech catcher Joey Bart, which could signal a possible move to first base by their current All-Star catcher, Buster Posey.

Giants general manager Bobby Evans insisted he's not looking for a catcher, a pitcher ... anything in particular ... but just another great player.

"You can get a game-changing guy in any number of places, but your odds increase when you select as high, as we will," he said. "While the probability might change, even when not picking this high, your goal is still to get an impact player."

For now, the Giants will stick with Posey, which isn't necessarily good news for Arizona's starter in Monday's series opener, Zack Godley (5-4, 4.38). Posey has gone 3-for-5 in his career against the 28-year-old.

Godley held the Giants scoreless for seven innings in a 2-1 win in April. It was his first-ever appearance at AT&T Park.

He's 2-1 overall in his career against the Giants with a 4.67 ERA in five games, including three starts.

Giants starter Derek Holland (3-6, 4.94) will see a Diamondbacks offense that came to life during a 5-1 homestand.

Those five wins all came against Cincinnati and Miami, which was considered a step in the right direction for a team that now figures to get a more serious test on the road.

"We didn't really have much farther down to go, so it was bound to get better," Diamondbacks star Paul Goldschmidt said of the winning homestand. "We have to keep it going. It's still really early in the year. There's a long way to go."

Holland was the unlucky loser in the earlier matchup with Godley. He gave up a first-inning triple to Goldschmidt that scored one run and led to a second, the only runs he allowed in a six-inning stint.

It was Holland's only career meeting with Arizona, leaving him with an 0-1 record and a 3.00 ERA.

The hottest Diamondbacks hitter entering the series is David Peralta, who homered in each of the club's three wins over the Marlins the last three days.

Updated June 3, 2018

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