Oakland Athletics (34-25) vs. Colorado Rockies (23-35)
June 6, 2021 3:10 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Rockies +100 / Oakland Athletics -110; Over/Under: +12
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The Oakland Athletics and the Colorado Rockies meet Sunday in MLB action from Coors Field. This will be the final outing in a three-game weekend set between these teams. The A’s took a four run victory in the Friday opener, then on Saturday the A’s posted a three-run victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
The A’s collected 12 team hits in the Friday opener, powering their way to a 9-5 victory. In the Saturday game two, Oakland notched 12 team hits in a 6-3 win. Starter Cole Irvin went 6.0 innings with one earned on six hits.
For the Sunday matchup, the A’s will send out James Kaprielian for the start. Across 21.1 innings of work this year, Kaprielian has 15 hits, seven earned, three homers allowed, nine walks, 22 Ks and a 2.95 ERA.
Over on the Rockies’ side, they put up 12 hits in the Friday opener as well but couldn’t keep pace on the scoreboard. In the Saturday game, Colorado scored two in the seventh but couldn’t catch up. Kyle Freeland gave up 10 hits with five earned and one strikeout in 5.0 innings.
For the Sunday finale, the Rockies are going with German Marquez. Over 65.1 innings of work this season Marquez has 58 hits, 31 runs (30 earned), six homers allowed, 33 walks, 69 Ks and a 4.13 ERA.
The A’s are 10-3 in their last 13 with the total set at 9.0-10.5 and 7-3 in their last 10 interleague games versus a right-handed starter. The over is 10-4-1 in Oakland’s last 15 Sunday games and 16-7-1 in their last 24 in game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are 24-50 in their last 75 games versus a right-handed starter and 3-7 in their last 10 Sunday games. Colorado is 13-43 in their last 56 versus a team with a winning record and the under is 5-1-1 in their last seven in game one of a series.
PICK: I’m going with the Rockies. Marquez has been great over his last three starts, giving up a total of two earned in 20.0 innings with 21 strikeouts. As for Kaprielian, he managed his shortest start of the year in his last outing, going 3.2 innings with four runs in a no-decision. I like Kaprielian to pitch better here, with Marquez ultimately winning the starter battle on another good effort.