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Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick 8/25/13

Colorado Rockies (61-70) at Miami Marlins (49-79)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)

Jorge De La Rosa (L) (13-6) (3.209) vs. Jacob Turner (R) (3-4) (3.022)

The Line: Miami Marlins -106 / Colorado Rockies -104 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, FS-Florida

The Miami Marlins and the Colorado Rockies face off on Sunday in Miami as they close out their series.

The Miami Marlins rode a strong pitching performance on Saturday cruising to a win over the Rockies. Giancarlo Stanton, Ed Lucas, and Adeiny Hechavarria each had hits as the Marlins scored three runs on four hits. Starting pitcher Jose Fernandez allowed four hits and struck out eight over 7.0 scoreless innings to get the win and go to 10-5 on the season. For Sunday’s game Miami starts Jacob Turner who has four no decisions and a loss in his last four starts. For the season Turner has allowed 85 hits and 35 earned runs while striking out 60 over 92.1 innings for a 3-4 record and a 3.02 ERA.

Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick 8/25/13

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The Colorado Rockies never got the offense going on Saturday as they were shutout by the Marlins in Miami. Michael Cuddyer and Todd Helton had two hits each as the Rockies managed just four hits. Starting pitcher Jeff Manship allowed four hits and three earned runs while striking out four over 6.0 innings to take the loss and go to 0-4 on the year. For Sunday’s game the Rockies start Jorge De la Rosa who has won his last three starts. For the season De La Rosa has allowed 147 hits and 53 earned runs while striking out 101 over 148.2 innings for a 13-6 record and a 3.21 ERA.

Miami is 1-4 in their last five games, 0-4 as a home underdog, and 1-6 in Turner’s last seven starts. Colorado is 5-1 in their last six games as a favorite, 2-6 in their last eight games, and 13-5 in De La Rosa’s last 18 starts as a road favorite.

The total here is set at 7.5 and that looks a little low so my free pick is on the over. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that strong pick in the Premium Area.

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