The Giants have won two games in a row and now come home to take on the Cardinals who are coming off a 16-inning loss in Arizona. Get MLB odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The Cardinals are just 1-2 after their three game opening series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Their loss on Wednesday went 16 innings before the D-Backs finally outlasted St. Louis with a 10-9 score. Matt Adams went 3 for 6 in the marathon and Yadier Molina went 2 for 7 and drove in three runs for the Cardinals. Lance Lynn gave up four runs in four innings and was pulled after the fourth. Seven other pitchers came in for St. Louis and gave up six runs combined. Daniel Descalo has been impressive to start the season at the plate batting over .350 in 14 at-bats. Jake Westbrook will start on Friday for the Cardinals. Westbrook was 13-11 as a starter in 2012.
San Francisco’s defense of their World Series Championship is off to a good start. They won two out of the three games in their series with the Dodgers. Their loss came when Clayton Kershaw pitched a complete game gem and also hit a home run. Angel Pagan is hitting .333 after three games for the Giants. Barry Zito is the expected starter for the Giants on Friday. This will be Zito’s first start in the year following his 15-8 season as a starter in 2012.
St. Louis is 2-1 against the spread this season and the Giants are 2-1 as well.
The Giants will push the streak to three games against the Cardinals in this game at best sportsbooks online.