San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros Picks and Predictions June 12th 2024

San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros MLB Wed, Jun 12, 15:45 pm.
San Francisco Giants
ML: -120
Houston Astros
ML: 100

Epic Pitching Duel: Giants and Astros’ Aces Face Off in Series Finale

The San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros are set for an electrifying conclusion to their three-game series, featuring a much-anticipated pitching duel between Framber Valdez and Logan Webb. Both teams have showcased strong pitching and minimal scoring in the first two games, making this final matchup a must-watch event.

Series Overview: Astros and Giants Split Low-Scoring Games

In the opener, the Astros experienced a heartbreaking 4-3 loss after blowing a two-run lead in the 10th inning. They bounced back in Game 2 with a 3-1 victory, thanks to sharp pitching and timely hits. With the series tied 1-1, the finale promises to be a thrilling showdown.

Framber Valdez vs. Logan Webb: A Clash of Titans

Framber Valdez’s Season and Past Performances

Framber Valdez (5-3, 3.53 ERA) is a formidable force for the Astros. His recent complete game against the Angels was a masterclass, where he allowed just one run on four hits, struck out eight, and walked one. Valdez has faced the Giants twice, posting a 1-1 record with a 3.27 ERA.

Logan Webb’s Consistency and Strength

Logan Webb (5-5, 2.92 ERA) has been a model of consistency for the Giants. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 10 of his 14 starts this season. In his latest outing, Webb pitched seven innings, giving up two runs and five hits in a 5-2 win over the Rangers. Webb has faced the Astros three times, achieving a 2-1 record with a 3.18 ERA.

Previous Matchup: May 2022 Duel

In May 2022, Valdez and Webb faced off in a tight contest. Both pitchers held their opponents scoreless through five innings before the Giants scored two runs off Valdez in the sixth. Webb also allowed two runs late in the game but secured the win as the Giants triumphed 4-2.

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Key Players to Watch

Mauricio Dubon: Seeking Redemption

Mauricio Dubon, who joined the Astros from the Giants, has been in impressive form, going 7-for-20 (.350) in his past five games against his former team. In Houston’s win on Tuesday, Dubon had two hits and scored twice, showcasing his value and adding a layer of personal motivation against the Giants.

Jorge Soler’s Challenges

The Giants hoped Jorge Soler would bolster their lineup, but he has struggled, currently batting .209. Manager Bob Melvin acknowledged Soler’s difficulties, emphasizing the need for him to regain confidence and become the run-producer the team expected.

Anticipated Series Finale

The final game of the series will be a test of nerves and skill, with Valdez and Webb leading their respective teams. Given their recent performances, fans can expect a low-scoring, tightly contested game where every pitch and at-bat will be crucial.


As the Giants and Astros gear up for the final game of their series, the spotlight will be on the outstanding pitchers, Framber Valdez and Logan Webb. With both teams having split the first two games, the finale is set to be a gripping contest that fans won’t want to miss. The duel between these aces is expected to be a masterclass in pitching, ensuring a captivating end to this exciting series.

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San Francisco Giants
O 7.5
Houston Astros
U 7.5
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