Rockies host the Reds after Gray’s strong performance
Denver; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rockies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 13 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Jon Gray. Gray threw seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits with six strikeouts against Cincinnati.
The Rockies are 25-19 in home games. Colorado has hit 117 home runs as a team this season. Nolan Arenado leads the team with 20, averaging one every 17.2 at-bats.
The Reds are 17-26 in road games. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 3.80, Tyler Mahle leads the staff with a mark of 4.57. The Rockies won the last meeting 3-2. Jairo Diaz notched his second victory and Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Colorado. David Hernandez took his fifth loss for Cincinnati.
TOP PERFORMERS: Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 48 extra base hits and is batting .326. Arenado is 10-for-38 with four doubles, a home run and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 3-7, .273 batting average, 6.21 ERA, outscored by 17 runs
Reds: 5-5, .239 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored by 14 runs