Arizona takes 8-game losing streak into matchup with San Francisco
San Francisco Giants (15-18, fourth in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (13-19, fifth in the NL West)
Phoenix; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: San Francisco: Tyler Anderson (1-1, 3.45 ERA) Arizona: Luke Weaver (1-4, 7.77 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Arizona enters the game as losers of their last eight games.
The Diamondbacks are 8-15 against teams from the NL West. The Arizona pitching staff averages 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings, Zac Gallen leads them with a mark of 10.5.
The Giants are 9-11 in division play. San Francisco ranks eighth in the MLB in hitting with a .252 batting average, Donovan Solano leads the club with an average of .340.
TOP PERFORMERS: Christian Walker leads the Diamondbacks with 16 extra base hits and is batting .310.
Mike Yastrzemski leads the Giants with 35 hits and has 23 RBIs.
INJURIES: Diamondbacks: Corbin Martin: (elbow), Merrill Kelly: (right shoulder), Andrew Chafin: (left finger), Madison Bumgarner: (back), Silvino Bracho: (elbow), Jeremy Beasley: (right shoulder).
Giants: Drew Smyly: (finger), Jeff Samardzija: (right shoulder), Reyes Moronta: (shoulder), Tyler Beede: (elbow), Austin Slater: (groin), Aramis Garcia: (right hip).