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Pirates vs. Padres - 7/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres (39-45) at Pittsburgh Pirates (47-34)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)

T Ross (5-7) (3.72) vs. F Liriano (5-6) (2.99)

The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -168 / San Diego Padres +158 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-SD, ROOT-PIT

The San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates play game two Tuesday night.

The San Diego Padres need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Padres have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Padres have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Justin Upton leads San Diego with 80 hits and 46 RBI while Derek Norris and Matt Kemp have combined for 87 RBI. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last seven road games. Tyson Ross gets the ball, and he’s 5-7 with a 3.63 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. Ross is 1-2 with a 3.55 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

Pirates vs. Padres - 7/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Pirates have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Pirates have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 86 hits and 51 RBI while Starling Marte and Neil Walker have combined for 80 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won five of their last seven home games. Francisco Liriano takes the hill, and he’s 5-6 with a 2.99 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. Liriano is 1-2 with a 1.97 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The Padres are 6-2 in their last 8 road games vs. a left-handed starter and 1-4 in Ross' last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The Pirates are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 4-9 in Lirianos last 13 home starts. The Padres are 36-16 in the last 52 meetings in Pittsburgh. 

The Padres are playing brutal baseball as of late and can't put runs on the board. It's been the other side of the coin for the Pirates. I like Pittsburgh to keep rolling here. 

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