Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies, 4-22-2018 - Expert Prediction

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The Cubs third baseman exited Sunday's game in Colorado in the first inning after getting hit in the head by a 96 miles per hour fastball from Rockies pitcher German Marquez. The Rockies went 3-2 during that stretch though, and they are hoping he will start crushing the ball like he did a year ago, when he totaled 37 home runs and 130 RBI.

Nolan Arenado was initially called safe when he tried to score on a bases-loaded pitch that bounced to the backstop, then was ruled out on a video review that ended a 9-7 win for the Chicago Cubs over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in Denver. I will look for at least 15 runs in this one, which makes for an easy play on the Over and we tie a nice little ribbon around this play with the fact that the Over is 19-9 the last 28 meetings between these teams here in Colorado.

Brewers 4, Marlins 2 • Christian Yelich hit a two-run homer to help host Milwaukee sweep a four-game series. Bryan Shaw also had a rough outing as he allowed five ERs on four hits and a walk in just 0.2 innings of work. Tyler Anderson walks. Mike Tauchman to second. German Marquez has struggled at home with an 8.22 ERA, but he is 1-0 with a 0.82 ERA in two career starts against the Cubs.

Athletics 4, Red Sox 1 • Khris Davis hit a three-run homer off David Price with two outs in the eighth inning to lift host Oakland. He issued four free passes, allowed seven base hits and notched only one strikeout as he watched his ERA balloon from 4.50 to 8.16 after three starts.

Chicago's hitters have been powered by third baseman Kris Bryant and second baseman Javier Baez.

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The Rockies played without outfielder Carlos Gonzalez because of a sore right hamstring.

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For the Chicago Cubs, and their legions of fans who turned Coors Field into Wrigley Field West, Sunday afternoon was a party topped off by a wild 9-7 victory.

"I love that he's from down the street", Maddon said before the game. I felt really old, especially with my birthday, getting older."It was cool talking to them, cool being around young kids".

Bote's father, Bob, who is a renowned prep baseball coach in Colorado, and mother were in the stands. "So that was good to see, and hopefully, that's the start of something big".

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