The San Francisco Giants attempt to earn a split of the four-game Bay Bridge Series when they host the league-leading Oakland Athletics on Thursday afternoon.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Athletics LH Scott Kazmir (10-3, 2.53 ERA) vs. Giants RH Tim Hudson (7-5, 2.53)
Kazmir appears to have recovered from his worst outing of the season June 24 versus the New York Mets, when he was tagged for seven runs in three innings, as he has allowed a total of two runs and seven hits with 15 strikeouts in 12 1/3 frames over his last two starts.
Hudson saw his winless streak reach four starts Saturday at San Diego despite limiting the Padres to one run and three hits in six innings.
– Over is 8-2-2 in Athletics last 12 interleague games.
– Over is 4-1-1 in Giants last 6 Thursday games.