Pittsburgh Pirates (38-52, third in the NL Central) vs. Colorado Rockies (41-49, fourth in the NL West)
Denver; Friday, 8:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Jose Quintana (2-4, 3.38 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 78 strikeouts); Rockies: German Marquez (5-7, 5.66 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 81 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rockies -142, Pirates +121; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Rockies host the Pittsburgh Pirates to begin a three-game series.
Colorado is 41-49 overall and 26-22 at home. The Rockies have a 19-7 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.
Pittsburgh is 38-52 overall and 18-29 in road games. The Pirates are 23-7 in games when they out-hit their opponents.
The teams play Friday for the fourth time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Charlie Blackmon has 16 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs and 50 RBI while hitting .273 for the Rockies. Jose Iglesias is 11-for-31 with four doubles and a home run over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 6-4, .247 batting average, 4.66 ERA, even run differential
Pirates: 5-5, .208 batting average, 4.15 ERA, outscored by 13 runs
INJURIES: Rockies: Antonio Senzatela: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Sean Bouchard: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Tyler Kinley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Helcris Olivarez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Rolison: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Scott Oberg: 60-Day IL (arm)
Pirates: Bryan Reynolds: 10-Day IL (oblique), Max Kranick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-Day IL (wrist), Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Greg Allen: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (elbow)
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