Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros - 10/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (86-75) at Arizona Diamondbacks (78-83)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3:10 pm (Chase Field)
L McCullers (6-7) (3.21) vs. Robbie Ray (5-12) (3.50)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks / Houston Astros --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, ROOT-Southwest
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Houston Astros face off on Sunday in Arizona as they close out their 2015 MLB regular season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are just playing things out as they lost for the second day in a row on Sunday. Paul Goldschmidt hit a home run and A.J. Pollock and Wellington Castillo each had hits as the Diamondbacks scored two runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson allowed seven hits and two runs while striking out three over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 9-12 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Diamondbacks start Robbie Ray who has allowed 115 hits and 48 earned runs while striking out 111 over 123.1 innings for a 5-12 record and a 3.50 ERA.
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The Houston Astros have a simple formula, if they win on Sunday they are in the post season. The Astros hold a one game lead over the Angels for the final Wildcard spot in the AL and they are just a game behind the Rangers for the AL West title. On Saturday Jose Altuve hit a home run, Colby Rasmus hit two home runs, and George Springer had two hits as the Astros scored six runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Collin McHugh allowed six hits and a run while striking out six over 7.0 innings to get he win and raise his record to 19-7 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Astros start lance McCullers who has allowed 100 hits and 46 earned runs while striking out 123 over 120.2 innings for a 6-7 record and a 3.21 ERA.
Arizona is 5-2 following a loss, 0-5 in their last five interleague games, and 2-8 in Ray’s last 10 home starts. Houston is 7-1 in their last eight games, 9-1 in their last 10 interleague games, and 1-5 in McCullers’ last six starts. Houston has won their last five games against Arizona.
The Astros have won and lost in bunches all season long and I have to believe they win this one.