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Preview: Giants (57-50) at Rockies (44-63)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Coors Field
Date: August 28, 2013 8:40 PM EDT
  

Two of the hottest pitchers in baseball meet at Coors Field on Wednesday night when Madison Bumgarner leads the San Francisco Giants against Jhoulys Chacin and the Colorado Rockies.

Bumgarner ranks fourth in the majors with a 2.15 ERA since June 11, and Chacin is fifth at 2.26. Bumgarner (11-8, 2.84 ERA), though, has been plagued by poor run support - the Giants have backed him with only 10 runs while he's gone 1-3 with a 2.35 ERA in his last seven starts.

The left-hander's lone mistake in eight innings Friday was a costly one - a three-run homer by Clint Barmes in a 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

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"I thought I made a good pitch," said Bumgarner, whose run-support average of 3.63 per start is among the lowest in the majors. "It was pretty much where I wanted it. He just made an adjustment."

The homer also went against form for Bumgarner, whose .200 batting average by opponents with runners on base is one of the best in the league. He is 7-1 with a 2.95 ERA in his last nine starts against Colorado, with the only loss coming May 17, when he allowed nine runs - seven earned - in 4 2-3 innings of a 10-9 defeat.

Bumgarner bounced back with seven innings of one-run ball in a 5-2 win on June 30, yielding only a homer to Carlos Gonzalez - currently on the disabled list with a sprained finger - and three other hits.

He has pitched at least seven innings in 11 of his last 13 starts.

Chacin (12-7, 3.22), meanwhile, is coming off a 3-2 win Friday in Miami, where he allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings. It was an emotional victory after spending the week leading up to his start in his native Venezuela for his grandmother's funeral.

"I was real excited to pitch," said Chacin after the Rockies (62-72) rallied to give him his career-best 12th victory. "It was a tough situation back home, but when I got here I wanted to have all of my concentration to try to throw strikes and a lot of innings."

Chacin has lasted at least seven innings in six of his last seven starts. The right-hander has been hit-and-miss in two starts versus the Giants this year, scattering three hits and three walks in eight shutout innings of a 4-1 win June 28, but getting tagged for a season-worst eight runs in 5 1-3 innings of an 8-6 defeat May 13.

Pablo Sandoval, 7 for 21 lifetime off Chacin with four extra-base hits, helped the Giants earn their third win in four games Tuesday with a first-inning solo homer among his three hits. It was his first home run since July 11, ending a string of 139 at_bats without one.

Brandon Belt, with four hits Tuesday, is batting .361 in his last 21 games. After entering this year 0 for 10 versus Chacin, he has two hits in five at_bats.

The Rockies, who are 10-11 since Gonzalez got hurt, have lost seven of 11 overall. Center fielder Dexter Fowler is expected to miss his second straight game with a bruised knee suffered Monday trying to steal second base.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Giants at Rockies
Mon, Aug 26 Final 1 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Giants at Rockies
Tue, Aug 27 Final 5 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Giants at Rockies
Wed, Aug 28 Final 4 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SFO  -107   +145   9 
 COL  -103   -165   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SFO  -114   +140   9 
 COL  +104   -160   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SFO  67%   88%   27% 
 COL  33%   12%   73% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Aug 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 5 Cover: +110 
 COL 3 Under: 8 
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 Aug 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 1 Under: 7 
 COL 6 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 5 Cover: +100 
 COL 2 Under: 7 
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 Jun 29, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 1 Under: 3 
 COL 2 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 1 Under: 5 
 COL 4 Cover: +100 
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 May 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 3 Over: 10 
 SFO 7 Cover: +100 
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 May 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 5 Over: 11 
 SFO 6 Cover: +100 
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 May 24, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 5 Cover: +135 
 SFO 0 Under: 5 
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 May 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 0 Under: 5 
 COL 5 Cover: +100 
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 May 18, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 2 Over: 12 
 COL 10 Cover: +100 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Wednesday, Aug 28
 
    Cubs at Dodgers
3:10 PM EDT
    Rangers at Mariners
3:40 PM EDT
    Athletics at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Yankees at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Brewers at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Indians at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Astros at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Royals at Twins
8:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Cardinals
8:15 PM EDT
    Giants at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Padres at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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