Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies Game 1 - 9/13/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies Game 1 - 9/13/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Phillies (22-20) at Miami Marlins (21-20)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)

Ramon Rosso (0-0) (7.94) vs. Sixto Sanchez (2-1) (1.80)

The Line: Miami Marlins -148 / Philadelphia Phillies +136 --- Over/Under: 7 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins meet Sunday in MLB action from Marlins Park. 

This will be the first installment of a Sunday doubleheader, and game five in a mammoth seven-game series between these teams over the weekend. Miami won Thursday, and the teams split the doubleheader on Friday. In the Saturday game, the Phillies scored four runs in the first inning on the way to a big 12-6 victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place. 

The Phillies didn’t have a whole lot of trouble scoring runs on Saturday. The team posted four in the first inning and five in the eighth alongside 13 hits on the evening. Philadelphia posted 13 hits as a team, and got a 3-for-4 evening out of Bryce Harper alongside three runs, a homer and two walks. 

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In the Sunday starting pitcher slot, the Phillies will go with Ramon Rosso. So far this year, Rosso has a 7.94 ERA without a decision and six strikeouts in 5.2 innings. This is the 24-year-old Rosso’s first season of MLB action. 

Over on the Marlins’ side, they had a nice offensive outing on Saturday in the loss, but just couldn’t keep up. Brian Anderson managed a three-run homer in that game, and Jesus Aguilar had three hits, three runs and an RBI. Starting pitcher Jose Urena didn’t have a great outing with five hits, six runs, five earned, four walks and two strikeouts in 4.1 innings, though. 

In Sunday’s starter job, Miami will go with the 22-year-old rookie Sixto Sanchez. In his four starts this season, Sanchez is 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 25.0 innings of work. Over his last two starts, Sanchez is 0-1 with 12 hits and two earned runs in 14.0 frames total. 

The Phillies are 4-1 in their last five games versus a team with a winning record and 13-5 in their last 18 games versus the National League East. Philadelphia is 12-5 in their last 17 games after a win and 14-6 in their last 20 games overall. 

Meanwhile, the Marlins are 4-1 in their last five games as a favorite and 4-1 in their last five during game five of a series. Miami is 37-15 in their last 52 games as a home favorite and 17-35 in their last 52 Sunday games. 

Pick: This might be a decent spot to take the Marlins. Sanchez has done extremely well in his last three starts, going 20 innings with 21 strikeouts and two walks. The 22-year old will be fun to watch in this one as well as he attempts to help take the series for Miami. The Marlins may have some offensive difficulties here and there in the Sunday game, but if Sanchez can post another nice outing it should be smooth sailing. 

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Andrew’s Pick Miami Marlins -148

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