Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 6/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (29-26) at Seattle Mariners (24-30)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 5, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
J Odorizzi (4-5) (2.61) vs. J Happ (3-1) (3.70)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -110 / Tampa Bay Rays +100 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Nortwest, SunSports
The Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays face off on Friday at Safeco Field for game two of their MLB series.
The Seattle Mariners slump continued on Thursday as they lost to the Rays. Mark Trumbo, Robinson Cano, and Austin Jackson each had two hits as the Mariners scored one run on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Roenis Elias allowed five hits and two runs while striking out six over 8.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 2-3 for the season. For Friday’s game the Mariners start J.A. Happ who has allowed 61 hits and 24 earned runs while striking out 43 over 58.1 innings for a 3-1 record and a 3.70 ERA.
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The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t get a lot of offense on Thursday but they got enough to get the win in game one in Seattle. Joey Butler had two hits and Evan Longoria and Steven Souza each had hits as the Rays scored two runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez allowed seven hits and a run while striking out five over 5.1 innings to get the win and go to 4-2 for the season and Kevin Jepsen earned his second save. For Friday’s game the Rays start Jake Odorizzi who has allowed 59 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 59 over 72.1 innings for a 4-5 record and a 2.61 ERA.
Seattle is 5-1 in game two of a series, 0-5 against the AL East, and 5-0 in Happ’s last five starts in game two of a series. Tampa Bay is 6-1 in their last seven home games, 5-2 on the road against a team with a losing record, and 1-4 in Odorizzi’s last five starts. Tampa Bay is 1-6 in their last seven games against Seattle.
The total is set at seven but this one has no problem staying under and the under is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.