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Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Free Pick - 8/13/13

San Diego Padres (53-65) at Colorado Rockies (56-64)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

Eric Stults (L) (8-10) (3.501) vs. Jeff Manship (R) (0-1) (3.600)

Colorado Rockies -125 / San Diego Padres +115 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds


The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies keep battling in Colorado on Tuesday after the Rockies knocked SD out 14-2 Monday evening.

Colorado ran out to an 8-0 lead after five frames thanks to Wilin Rosario's RBI-single, D.J. LeMahieu's home run, Corey Dickerson's RBI-double, third baseman Chase Headley's error, Jhoulys Chacin's (11-6, 3.18 ERA) sacrifice fly and Dexter Fowler's RBI-single. By the time San Diego got on the scoreboard with Jaff Decker's HR the outcome was well decided.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Free Pick - 8/13/13

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The Rockies however took exception to the Padres scoring dialing in eight runs during the bottom of the eighth via Rosario's single, Charlie Culberson's single, Nolan Arenado's single, LeMahieu's single and Fowler's double. All of that came after a 63-minute rain delay.

Eric Stults (8-10, 3.50 ERA) gets the next start for SD going 2-5 in his last eight appearances. On the road the Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals gifted Stults with losses by sending in 20 runs, 15 earned, during 19 innings.

Stults' last game against Colorado however was brilliant winning 2-1 July 9 tossing a four-hitter. The Rockies are 17-of-78 with four RBIs altogether versus Stults. Each of Arenado, Tyler Colvin, Todd Helton and Troy Tulowitzi have an RBI.

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A former commodity of the Minnesota Twins Jeff Manship (0-1, 3.60 ERA) makes just his second start ever for Colorado in Game Two. Manship surrendered two runs during five frames Aug. 8 at the New York Mets in a 2-1 loss. Manship had started six other times prior going 3-3.

Overall Manship has thrown in 42 games yielding 65 runs, 61 earned, during 90.2 innings. The Padres are 0-of-4 against Manship all-time. Carlos Quentin is 0-of-3. San Diego though does enough Tuesday to get the away victory.

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