GRAND SLAM PICK 'EM $25K JACKPOT: July 24 MLB

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

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

0, 1, 2 or 3+ Home Runs?

Tony Gonsolin takes the mound for L.A., and Colorado has been steadily one of the worst road teams in all of baseball. Colorado is batting .207 on the road and the fewest runs scored (130) and home runs (29) -- all worst in the league.

Pick: Colorado 0 Home Runs

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

0, 1, 2 or 3+ Home Runs?

Kyle Freeland is starting for Colorado, who surrendered one in the previous start versus L.A. He has allowed 10 home runs on the year, and I expect he and the bullpen allow one each.

Pick: Los Angeles 2 Home Runs

#3 San Francisco Singles & Doubles vs. Pittsburgh

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

Pittsburgh is not a great team but always finds a way to stay in games. San Francisco should be able to put up runs in support of their ace Kevin Gausman. Will Crowe starts for Pittsburgh, so expect singles, doubles and homers.

Pick: San Francisco 6 Singles & 2 Doubles

#4 Oakland Singles & Doubles vs. Seattle

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

Logan Gilbert gets the nod for Seattle versus an Oakland team struggling to find the ball. Oakland came out of the slump last night with a late 4-3 loss on seven total hits and 18 strikeouts. Expect those numbers to middle-out some tonight.

Pick: Oakland 5 Singles and 3 Doubles

#5 San Francisco Strikeouts & Earned Runs vs. Pittsburgh

0-6, 7, 8, 9-10, 11-12 or 13+ Strikeouts? 0, 1, 2, 3, 4-5 or 6+ Earned Runs?

With Kevin Gausman on the mound, you can expect at least five or six strikeouts from him against a tough Pittsburgh lineup. Pittsburgh has 24 runs in the past five games, but Gausman is a challenging pitcher that will probably keep them limited for the most part.

Pick: San Francisco 9-10 Strikeouts & 2 Earned Runs

#6 Oakland Strikeouts & Earned Runs vs. Seattle

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

Seattle should have a tough time for Chris Bassitt for the most part. He owns a 10-3 record with a 3.31 ERA on the season. Bassitt struck out six and allowed four earned runs in 4.0 innings in the first meeting with Seattle. Expect a similar number the second time around.

Pick: Oakland 9 Strikeouts & 4 Earned Runs