Rangers vs. Mariners - 4/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (7-11) at Texas Rangers (7-11)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
J Happ (1-1) (2.61) vs. R Detwiler (0-2) (10.95)
The Line: Texas Rangers +115 / Seattle Mariners -125 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, FSN-SW
The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in three of their last six games. The Mariners have won four straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 23 hits and 21 RBI while Kyle Seager and Brad Miller have combined for 17 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have split their last six road games. J.A. Happ gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 2.61 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Happ is 1-2 with a 4.60 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rangers have scored seven runs in their last three games and have been held to three or less runs in five of their last nine games. The Rangers have lost four straight games when scoring three or less runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 27 hits and 10 RBI while Mitch Moreland and Rougned Odor have combined for 17 RBI. The Texas Rangers have lost four of their last five games on their home field. Ross Detwiler takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 10.95 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Detwiler’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 3-9 in their last 12 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Rangers are 15-34 in their last 49 during game 2 of a series and 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Mariners are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
I just can't back Detwiler with the way he's pitched so far this season, as he's allowed five earned runs in each of his first three starts. No thanks. Seattle has to be the pick here.