The San Francisco Giants, who are set to open a three-game road series against the Miami Marlins on Friday, are off to a better-than-expected start.
San Francisco has won two games in a row and three consecutive series. The Giants are succeeding despite an offense that ranks as the second worst in the majors at 3.42 runs per game.
The Giants, though, are making up for that deficiency by having the second-best ERA in the majors (2.78). The Giants, who were idle on Thursday, also enter the weekend with a .995 fielding percentage, which is best in the majors.