Rangers vs. Mariners - 9/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (71-76) at Texas Rangers (78-67)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 18, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Roenis Elias (5-8) (4.07) vs. Y Gallardo (12-10) (3.35)
The Line: Texas Rangers -169 / Seattle Mariners +159 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Mariners have won six of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 166 hits and 88 RBI while Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager have combined for 131 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have won five straight road games. James Paxton gets the ball, and he’s 3-4 with a 3.82 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Paxton is 1-1 with a 4.70 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Rangers have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Rangers have won 13 straight when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 172 hits and 83 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre have combined for 114 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won 10 of their last 11 home games. Yovani Gallardo takes the hill, and he’s 12-10 with a 3.35 ERA and 108 strikeouts this season. Gallardo is 2-1 with a 1.56 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 23-11 in their last 34 games following an off day and 1-6 in Paxtons last 7 road starts. The Rangers are 21-5 in their last 26 home games and 5-1 in Gallardos last 6 starts. The Mariners are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Texas.
I've been backing the Rangers heavy over the last coupld of weeks and it's paid off big. No reason to stop now with Texas one of the hotter teams in baseball. Rangers keep on trucking.