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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/9/14

Seattle Mariners (32-29) at Tampa Bay Rays (24-39)

MLB Baseball: Monday, June 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Erasmo Ramirez (R) (1-4) (6.818) vs. David Price (L) (4-5) (4.026)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -200 / Seattle Mariners +185 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners will end their four-game series on Monday afternoon.

The Mariners are playing some of their best baseball of the season, winning seven of their last eight games and improving four games above .500. The Mariners pitching staff has really taken charge during this stretch, allowing three or less runs in five of their last eight games. A Mariners offense that has been inconsistent, has scored four or more runs in six of their last seven games. Robinson Cano has 14 hits in his last nine games. Erasmo Ramirez gets the nod, and he’s 1-4 with a 6.82 ERA and has 28 strikeouts in 33 innings. Ramirez is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in three career games against the Rays.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/9/14

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The Rays continue their god awful stretch in which they have lost 12 of their last 13 games. While the Rays pitching staff has been horrible, it’s their offense that has scored three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. Evan Longoria has 11 hits in his last 10 games and David DeJesus has gotten on base at least once in seven straight games. The Rays have an ERA of 4.15. David Price takes the hill, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.03 ERA and has 101 strikeouts in 91.2 innings. Price is 1-0 with a 2.81 ERA in two career starts against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 2-6 in Ramirez's last 8 road starts and 2-10 in Ramirez's last 12 starts. The Rays are 53-26 in Price's last 79 starts with 4 days of rest and 2-5 in Price's last 7 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Mariners are 5-15 in the last 20 meetings in Tampa Bay.

The Rays could have Bob Gibson on the mound, there's no way I'm going to lay the chalk with the way they've been playing. I'll throw Seattle a bone at this price. 

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Seattle Mariners +185

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