Mariners vs. Rangers - 8/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (54-53) at Seattle Mariners (50-59)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
C Hamels (6-7) (3.76) vs. Mike Montgomery (4-4) (3.07)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -120 / Texas Rangers +110 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, RTNW
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Rangers have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 133 hits and 63 RBI while Adrian Beltre and Mitch Moreland have combined for 87 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won five of their last eight road games. Cole Hamels gets the ball, and he’s 6-7 with a 3.76 ERA and 143 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 1-1 with a 3.97 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Mariners have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 134 hits and 67 RBI while Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager have combined for 93 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have lost four of their last five home games. Hisashi Iwakuma takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.47 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 6-3 with a 3.46 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 13-28 in their last 41 games following an off day and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League West. The Mariners are 6-2 in their last 8 games following an off day and 1-4 in Iwakumas last 5 home starts. The Mariners are 4-1 in Iwakumas last 5 starts vs. Rangers.
Hamels got his emotions out of the way after throwing a no-hitter and then being traded to Texas. He should be more comfortable after giving up five runs in his first start with the Rangers. Iwakuma has allowed four or more runs in five of his nine starts. Give me Hamels and the plus money.