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The Chicago Cubs (52-57) will clash with the Colorado Rockies (47-61) in the finale of a three-game tournament at Coors Field in Denver on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 3:10 PM ET. Chicago gave up Game 1 of a series to the Colorado Rockies at 6-13 on Tuesday but escaped with a one-run lead in the second installment of a series at 3-2 on Wednesday. The Cubs ended their silence in the first four innings and scored three runs in the fifth heading to a 3-2 triumph over the Rockies. Pitcher Alec Mill made his start in pitching for 6.0 innings with just two earned runs on eight hits allowed while awarding two bases on balls but struck out three Colorado batters in the winning effort. Third Baseman Patrick Wisdom posted three RBIs while hitting three shots for Chicago in the victory. Catcher Wilson Contreras and Center Fielder Rafael Ortega made a run on one hit each while Right Fielder Ian Happ added one run in the winning effort for the Cubs.


Chicago will be sending right-hander Jake Arrieta to the pitcher’s rubber to start the rubber match of a series versus the Rockies on Thursday. The 35-year-old righty is 5-10 with a 6.20 ERA and struck out a total of 69 batters in the majors this season. In his career start facing Colorado crew, Arrieta is 2-3 with a 5.82 ERA while striking out 27 batters of the Rockies.


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Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Predictions 8/5/2021


On the Colorado side, the team will try to get back in facing the Chicago Cubs in a rubber match on Thursday. The Rockies split the first two installments of a series after winning the opening game at 13-6 on Tuesday but failed to recover a one-run deficit in a 2-3 defeat on Wednesday. The Colorado Rockies started Game 2 with a two-run score but failed to score in the next innings throughout the match while hitting 10 shots with one error in the loss. Starting Pitcher Jon Gray finished 6.0 innings of work while giving away three earned runs on eight base hits with a walk and struck out six Chicago hitters in defeat. Second Baseman Brendan Rogers acquired a one-run score with a triple and an RBI while Left Fielder Raimel Tapia added one run on two base hits for the Rockies.


Right-handed Pitcher German Marquez will be heading to the bump to start for Colorado in the final installment of a series against the Cubs on Thursday. The 26-year-old righty thrower is 9-8 with a 3.51 ERA and a total of 134 strikeouts in his MLB tour this year. In his appearances on the mound against Chicago, Marquez is 1-2 with a 6.66 ERA and struck out 30 hitters of the Cubs.


Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies. The MLB Pick for this game is Colorado -165. The Cubs ranked 21st on the offense and 16th on defense while the Rockies ranked 16th on the offense and 22nd on defense in MLB. Colorado has the better offense in this match with a 3-2 record in its last five while Chicago struggled after losing six of their last eight overall. The Rockies have the advantage of winning this rubber match at home on Thursday. The predicted score, Colorado Rockies will win at 8-3.


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Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies 8/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 3:10 PM ET


Location: Coors Field in Denver, Colorado


Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021




MLB Odds: Colorado Rockies -165


MLB Totals: 11


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