Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 9/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (88-60) at Los Angeles Dodgers (85-62)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
G Cole (16-8) (2.65) vs. Br Anderson (9-8) (3.40)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers +113 / Pittsburgh Pirates -123 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Sunday as they close out their MLB Series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers just couldn’t get the offense going as they lost to the Pirates on Saturday. A,J, Ellis, Adrian Gonzalez, and Howie Kendrick each had hits as the Dodgers scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out 8 over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 14-7 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Dodgers start Mike Bolsinger who has allowed 88 hits and 34 earned runs while striking out 85 over 97.2 innings for a 6-3 record and a 3.13 ERA.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to close the gap a little on the Cardinals on Saturday as they beat the Dodgers. Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer had two hits each and Andrew McCutchen had a hit as the Pirates scored three runs on 8 hits. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano allowed 144 hits and 66 earned runs while striking out 191 over 174 innings for an 11-7 record and a 3.41 ERA.
Los Angeles is 10-1 against the NL Central, 18-6 in their last 24 games, and 4-0 in Bolsinger’s last four start. Pittsburgh is 9-3 in game three of a series, 42-18 against the NL West, and 41-17 in Cole’s last 58 starts. Pittsburgh is 15-37 in their last 51 games in Los Angeles.
The Pirates showed they can win in LA on Saturday and I see them winning again here.