Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco, right, celebrates with Colin Moran (19) after driving Moran in with a two-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco, right, celebrates with Colin Moran (19) after driving Moran in with a two-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Pittsburgh.|Keith Srakocic | Associated Press
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Sunday MLB Best Bets: Eckel, with a 72% winning percentage this week, picks Brewers vs Pirates, Reds vs Cardinals, & Rangers vs Mariners

First pitch for Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates is at 1:35 p.m., Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals at 2:15 p.m., and Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners starts at 4:10 p.m.

Mark Eckel

Saturday’s 2-1 performance — a win with Baltimore and over on Seattle/Texas and a loss by Oakland — continued a pretty good week.

After a terrible day last Sunday, the selections here the past six days were 13-5 for a .722 winning percentage.

It won’t be easy but let’s try to keep that going Sunday.

Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:35 p.m.

Pitchers: Corbin Burnes vs. J.T. Brubaker

Odds: Brewers -180; Pirates +150


Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals, 2:15 p.m.

Pitchers: Tyler Mahle vs. Daniel Ponce de Leon

Odds: Reds -110; Cards +102


Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners, 4:10 p.m.

Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Justin Dunn

Over/Under: 9 runs

THE CYCLE

Single: Over the past two nights the Reds have just six hits, three came from a part-time player getting a start Saturday and another was a pinch-hit grand slam Friday. And yet they are favored on the road in St. Louis. Hmm. Take Cincinnati.


Double: We’re going back to Seattle and taking the over again. Mike Minor has struggled all season and the Mariners have been hitting well of late. The Rangers should score runs too.


Triple: The Pirates came into the weekend series against the Brewers with a total of four wins. Sunday they are looking for a third straight win over the Brewers. It’s not going to happen. Take the Brewers and Burnes.


Home Run: Take a shot on Cincinnati’s Jesse Winker and Boston’s J.D. Martinez to go deep Sunday.

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