Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/7/14
Seattle Mariners (78-63) at Texas Rangers (53-89)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
James Paxton (L) (5-1) (1.915) vs. Derek Holland (L) (0-0) (1.286)
The Line: Texas Rangers +133 / Seattle Mariners -143 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, FSN-SW
The Seattle Mariners go for the four-game sweep over the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon.
The Seattle Mariners have won five straight and are 15 games above a .500 record. The Mariners offense has really improved during this stretch, producing four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Mariners have won 20 of their last 21 games when scoring more than three runs. Kyle Seager has homered four times in his last 10 games and Robinson Cano has hit safely in seven of his last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 3.05, which is the best in baseball. James Paxton gets the ball, and he’s 5-1 with a 1.91 ERA and has 35 strikeouts in 47 innings. This will be Paxton’s second career game against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers have lost eight straight and have dropped to 36 games below a .500 record. The issue for the Rangers remains pitching, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. Overall, the Texas Rangers have an ERA of 4.72, which is 29th in the majors, and they’ve lost nine of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adrian Beltre has a hit in five of his last six games and Leonys Martin has five hits in this series. Starting is Derek Holland, who is 0-0 with a 1.29 ERA and has six strikeouts in seven innings. Holland is 8-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 17 career games against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 4-1 in Paxtons last 5 road starts and 7-2 in Paxtons last 9 starts overall. The Rangers are 8-2 in Hollands last 10 starts with 4 days of rest and 2-5 in Hollands last 7 starts overall.
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