Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/10/14
Chicago White Sox (55-62) at Seattle Mariners (61-54)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
John Danks (L) (9-7) (4.926) vs. Erasmo Ramirez (R) (1-5) (4.350)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -144 / Chicago White Sox +134 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, ROOT-NW
The Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners wrap up their four-game series on Sunday.
The White Sox snapped their four-game losing streak on Saturday and are 3-6 in the month of August. The White Sox continue to struggle finding their groove offensively, scoring three or less runs in five straight games. The White Sox have scored just six runs in the first three games of this series. Jose Abreu has three hits in this series and Alexei Ramirez has eight extra base hits in his last 10 games. The White Sox have an ERA of 4.43, which is 28th in baseball. John Danks takes the hill, and he’s 9-7 with a 4.93 ERA and has 99 strikeouts in 140.2 innings. Danks is 7-5 with a 3.07 ERA in 13 career starts against the Mariners.
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The Mariners are 5-3 in the month of August and six games above a .500 record. The Mariners pitching staff continues to play lights out, allowing three or less runs in eight straight games. Overall, the Mariners have an ERA of 3.02, which is the best in baseball, and they’ve won six of their less 10 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Kyle Seager has four RBIs in his last four games and Robinson Cano has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. Starting is Erasmo Ramirez, who is 1-5 with a 4.35 ERA and has 52 strikeouts in 60 innings. This is Ramirez’s second career game against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 4-1 in Danks' last 5 road starts and 1-4 in Danks' last 5 starts vs. American League West. The Mariners are 1-7 in Ramirezs last 8 home starts and 4-13 in Ramirezs last 17 starts overall. The White Sox are 6-1 in Danks' last 7 starts vs. Mariners.
The White Sox have had their fare share of success against the Mariners whe Danks is on the hill. The M's also continue to struggle to score. Give me the White Sox on the road.