Colorado Rockies vs. Detroit Tigers
The Colorado Rockies go for the series sweep as they host the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Tigers are -150 favorites over the Rockies with an over/under run total set at 8.5.
The Colorado Rockies are getting hot as they won on Saturday for the fourth time in a row and for the seventh time in their last 10 games. On Saturday Chris Nelson homered, Ty Wigginton had two hits and drove in a run, Carlos Gonzalez had a hit and drove in a run and starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez helped his own cause by driving in two runs. On the mound Jimenez allowed eight hits and three earned runs while striking out five over five innings of work to pick up his second win of the year and to end his personal losing streak. For Sunday’s game Colorado starts Aaron Cook who makes his third start of the year. For the season Cook has allowed 11 hits and five earned runs while striking out six over 11.1 innings of work.
The Detroit Tigers entered Coors Field in first place in the American League Central and by Saturday Night they were in second place in the division. Brennan Boesch, Victor Martinez, and Jhonny Peralta all had two hits while the Tigers scored four runs off of 12 hits. Phil Coke allowed five hits and four earned runs over five innings of work to take his seventh loss of the year. For Sunday’s series finale Detroit starts their ace, Justin Verlander, to try and avoid the sweep. For the season Verlander has allowed 73 hits and 33 earned runs while striking out 105 in 111.2 innings of work.
Colorado is 20-7 in their last 27 interleague games against a team with a winning record, 3-11 in their last 14 game three of a series, and 0-8 in their last eight Sunday games. Detroit is 4-1 in their last five game three of a series, 13-7 in their last 20 games overall, and 5-0 in Velrander’s last five starts. Colorado has won nine of the last 10 meetings of these two.
As tough as it’s been at Coors for the Tigers they have hope here as Verlander is simply one of the best this season and could be the starter for the AL In the All Star Game. He shows us once again why with a big effort here. I’ll take the Tigers minus the 150 here.
Detroit Tigers -150 Colorado Rockies