Miami’s offense is hot. Casey McGehee had an RBI single to push his career-high hitting streak to 13 games and Ozuna drove in a pair to add to his 12-game stretch in the Marlins’ 8-4 victory over St. Louis on Sunday. Furthermore, the Over is 6-1-2 in the Marlins’ last 9 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Marlins RH Tom Koehler (6-6, 3.48 ERA) vs. Diamondbacks RH Chase Anderson (5-4, 3.91)
Koehler was promptly placed on the paternity leave list after his last start. Expect him to be distracted. Also, Miami gives Koehler plenty of game 1 run support as the Over is 5-1 in Koehler’s last 6 starts during game 1 of a series.
Anderson has been bad lately. He has permitted nine homers in as many outings while issuing multiple walks in three of his last four trips to the mound.