Diamondbacks vs. Pirates - 4/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (10-8) at Arizona Diamondbacks (8-9)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm (Chase Field)
F Liriano (0-1) (3.00) vs. J Hellickson (1-2) (4.58)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +116 / Pittsburgh Pirates -126 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, ROOT-Pittsburgh
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Sunday at Chase field as they close out their MLB series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks battled for a full nine innings on Saturday but they couldn’t get past the Pirates as they lost for the second time in as many games. Chris Owings and Tuffy Gosewich each had two hits and Aaron Hill had a hit as the Diamondbacks scored one run on eight hits. Starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa allowed four hits and a run while striking out eight over 7.0 innings to not get a decision as Addison Reed took the loss. For Sunday’s game the Diamondbacks start Jeremy Hellickson who has allowed 24 hits and nine earned runs while striking out 10 over 17.2 innings for a 1-2 record and a 4.58 ERA.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to be finding their groove as the beat the D-backs again on Saturday. Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez each had two hits and Starling Marte had a hit as the Pirates scored two runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher A.J. Burnett allowed five hits and a run while striking out four over 7.0 innings to not get a decision as Tony Watson got the win to go to 1-1 and Mark Melancon earned his fifth save. For Sunday’s game the Pirates start Francisco Liriano who has allowed nine hits and six runs while striking out 23 over 18 innings for a 0-1 record and a 3.00 ERA.
Arizona is 15-33 as a home underdog, 3-7 in Sunday games, and 7-19 in game three of a series. Pittsburgh is 5-1 in Sunday games, 7-1 against a right-handed starter, and 0-4 in Liriano’s last four starts. Pittsburgh is 8-3 in their last 11 games in Arizona.
The total is set at eight but I don’t see it getting that high and my free pick is the Under. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App and my Premium Picks are also always available for individual sale at Picks and Parlays.