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Eric Stults (6-16, 4.55 ERA) will pitch the series opener against Vidal Nuno (0-5, 3.16 ERA). Stults leads the league with 16 losses. He has lost 3 straight starts after having a really good start to August. He got the loss in his last start against Arizona in June, going 5.1 innings and walking 3 while allowing 2 runs. Nuno pitched well against the Padres his last time out, going 7.1 innings and allowed 2 runs. He makes his 12th start for Arizona.
Stults has 11 career starts against Arizona, going 5-5 with a 4.06 ERA. He has only started against the Giants more. At Chase Field, he has a 5.40 ERA in 6 starts.