GRAND SLAM PICK 'EM $25K JACKPOT: AUG 3RD MLB

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To help you out, here are the six questions for Tuesday's MLB games, along with my breakdown and picks.

#1 Houston Home Runs vs. Los Angeles (LAD)

0, 1, 2 or 3+ Home Runs?

This will be one of the best matchups of the night and both teams are hitting well lately. Houston has 13 home runs in the last week, tied for the second-most. With this game being in Los Angeles, I will ride with one homer for Houston.

Pick: Houston 1 Home Run

#2 Los Angeles (LAD) Home Runs vs. Houston

0, 1, 2 or 3+ Home Runs?

Los Angeles brought Mookie Betts back to the lineup and moved some pieces around. The result was a 13-0 win at Arizona. I will rock with two homers for the home team as the excitement will be at a sky-high in L.A. Tuesday night.

Pick: Los Angeles 2 Home Runs

#3 Oakland Singles & Doubles vs. San Diego

0-2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7+ Singles? 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4+ Doubles?

Oakland made some moves at the deadline, including Starling Marte, who should help the bats out. Oakland has nine doubles over the past week and 51 hits in general. San Diego throws Blake Snell on the mound, and he has not been pitching well recently. Go with a higher total here.

Pick: Oakland 7+ Singles & 3 Doubles

#4 San Francisco Singles & Doubles vs. Arizona

0-2, 3, 4, 5, 6-7 or 8+ Singles? 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4+ Doubles?

San Francisco is in the middle of the pack with singles and doubles over the past week, but versus Madison Bumgarner, we have the potential for a higher total. Of course, MadBum faces his former squad here, but that will not shy me from backing San Fran.

Pick: San Francisco 6-7 Singles & 4+ Doubles

#5 Oakland Strikeouts & Earned Runs vs. San Diego

0-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10 or 11+ Strikeouts? 0-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-7 or 8+ Earned Runs?

I will go with four earned runs as Snell takes the mound. I will ride with a middle number of strikeouts, as it could go either way. Sean Manaea takes the mound for Oakland, and he pitched a 6.0 inning shutout against San Diego in his last outing with nine Ks.

Pick: Oakland 8-9 Strikeouts & 4 Earned Runs

#6 San Francisco Strikeouts & Earned Runs vs. Arizona

0-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10 or 11+ Strikeouts? 0-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-7 or 8+ Earned Runs?

With Jonny Cueto and MadBum on the mound, we should be in store for a high-scoring outing and low-strikeout numbers. I will ride with that exactly and get creative here with 0-6 strikeouts and 6+ Earned Runs.

Pick: San Francisco 0-6 strikeouts and 6+ Earned Runs