The Baltimore Orioles (2-2) and New York Yankees (2-2) will play Game 5 of their 2012 American League Division Series on Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 5:07 ET on TBS
The Padres are sinking fast and today’s opponent has been given new life due to their losing streak.
Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres
Colorado picked up a 4-3 road victory versus the Padres on Friday night and moved to within 6 1/2 games of the division lead. The Rockies had dropped three in a row heading into this weekend series, but the club has had great success against San Diego this season. “What we talked about at the beginning of the season was winning the division,” shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said. “That’s what gets you into the playoffs the easiest way.” The team has been led offensively by outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who is riding an 11-game hitting streak and is hitting .500 with six home runs and 14 RBIs over that stretch. The team also remains confident heading into the final two games of the series due to a 33-29 all-time mark at Petco Park. Colorado is 29-24 against the division this season (+140) and the total is 20-32 O/U in those contests.
The Mets send their ace to the hill in trying to capture a three-game series from the Rockies at Citi Field.
Colorado Rockies at New York Mets
Colorado picked up a 6-2 victory in the second game of this series over the Mets at Citi Field. The club will be looking to pick up its first road series win over today’s opponent in more than eight years. The Rockies are 25-17 in games against left-handed starters this season (+500), after posing a 27-26 mark in 2009. Offensively, the team has 162 RBIs versus southpaws, which is the most in the National League. The lineup is being led by outfielder Carlos Gonzalez having the second-most extra-base hits since the All-Star break in the league (16) and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki batting .375 with one home run and 12 RBIs in 14 games since returning from the disabled list. Colorado is a dismal 4-11 as a road underdog of +125 to +150 (-560) and the total in those games stands at 6-9 O/U in that span.
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