Guardians play the Rockies after Ramirez’s 4-hit game

June 16, 2022 GMT

Cleveland Guardians (31-27, second in the AL Central) vs. Colorado Rockies (27-36, fifth in the NL West)

Denver; Thursday, 3:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Triston McKenzie (3-5, 3.09 ERA, .89 WHIP, 55 strikeouts); Rockies: Chad Kuhl (4-3, 3.70 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 42 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -133, Rockies +113; over/under is 11 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians take on the Colorado Rockies after Jose Ramirez’s four-hit game on Wednesday.

Colorado has a 27-36 record overall and a 16-18 record at home. The Rockies have the seventh-best team on-base percentage in the majors at .321.

Cleveland has a 31-27 record overall and a 15-17 record on the road. The Guardians have the fifth-ranked team ERA in the AL at 3.65.

The teams square off Thursday for the third time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: C.J. Cron leads the Rockies with 30 extra base hits (14 doubles, two triples and 14 home runs). Charlie Blackmon is 13-for-40 with three doubles, three home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.

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Josh Naylor has 10 doubles, seven home runs and 34 RBI for the Guardians. Ramirez is 14-for-40 with seven doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 4-6, .242 batting average, 3.66 ERA, outscored by five runs

Guardians: 8-2, .275 batting average, 3.07 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs

INJURIES: Rockies: Tyler Kinley: 15-Day IL (elbow), Ty Blach: 15-Day IL (wrist), Helcris Olivarez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Kris Bryant: 10-Day IL (back), Ryan Rolison: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Scott Oberg: 60-Day IL (arm)

Guardians: Franmil Reyes: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Aaron Civale: 15-Day IL (left glute), James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.