Seattle Mariners vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/27/14
Baltimore Orioles (57-45) at Seattle Mariners (53-50)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Miguel Gonzalez (R) (5-5) (3.897) vs. Roenis Elias (L) (8-8) (4.411)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -115 / Baltimore Orioles +105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN 2, ROOT-NW
The Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners wrap up their four-game series on Sunday afternoon.
The Orioles are 5-4 since the All Star break and 11 games above a .500 record. The Orioles are just trying to find some consistency and hold onto their AL East lead. The Orioles pitching, which has an ERA of 3.78, has allowed three or fewer runs in five of their last six games. The Orioles have won eight of their last 10 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Nelson Cruz has scored a run in five of his last 10 games and Chris Davis has hit safely in seven of his last 10 games. Miguel Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 5-5 with a 3.91 ERA and has 74 strikeouts in 96.2 innings. This is Gonzalez’s first career game against the Mariners.
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The Mariners have snapped a four-game losing streak with a win on Saturday and are four games above .500. The Mariners offense has cooled off a bit, scoring three or fewer runs in six of their nine games since the All Star break. The Mariners have lost 10 of their last 13 games when scoring three or less runs. Kyle Seager has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and Dustin Ackley has six doubles in his last nine games. The Mariners have an ERA of 3.10. Starting is Roenis Elias, who is 8-8 with a 4.41 ERA and has 104 strikeouts in 118.1 innings. This is Elias’ first career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 6-2 in Gonzalezs last 8 starts vs. American League West and 2-7 in Gonzalezs last 9 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Mariners are 3-6 in their last 9 vs. American League East and 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
Hard not to like the M's in this spot as they're bound to get things going. Elias is the better pitcher on the mound and Seattle is at home. I'll take the Mariners for cheap.