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Pirates vs. Rockies - 8/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (51-75) at Pittsburgh Pirates (78-49)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 1:35 pm (PNC Park)

J De La Rosa (7-6) (4.61) vs. C Morton (8-5) (4.20)

The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -190 / Colorado Rockies +180 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: RTRM/RTPT

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to sweep the Colorado Rockies Sunday afternoon.

The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Rockies have split their last six when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 141 hits and 50 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado have combined for 143 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost six of their last eight road games. Jorge De La Rosa gets the nod, and he’s 7-6 with a 4.61 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 4-3 with a 3.75 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

Pirates vs. Rockies - 8/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to remain hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Pirates have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven. The Pirates have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 138 hits and 85 RBI while Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco have combined for 104 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won five of their last six home games. Charlie Morton takes the hill, and he’s 8-5 with a 4.20 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Morton is 2-1 with a 3.62 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 16-7 in De La Rosas last 23 Sunday starts. The Pirates are 25-9 in their last 34 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Mortons last 6 starts. The Rockies are 1-5 in De La Rosas last 6 starts vs. Pirates. 

The Pirates are kind of like the Royals right now, as they're simply finding ways to win and make that last push to lockup a playoff spot. Hard to fade Pitt with the way its playing.

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