Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins - 5/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (11-34) at Seattle Mariners (26-18)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 27, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Pat Dean (0-1) (3.86) vs. Felix Hernandez (4-3) (2.21)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -200 / Minnesota Twins -190 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, Root-Northwest
The Minnesota Twins go on the road to begin a series with the Seattle Mariners.
Think we are all aware of the struggles the Minnesota Twins have endured and the team is still searching for answers. Minnesota have dropped eight of ten but are coming off of a 7-6 victory versus Kansas City on Wednesday. Twins starter Tyler Duffey allowed all five runs on nine hits and two BB over 6.2 frames that was still good enough to get the win. Minnesota totaled 12 hits and walked twice with the long balls of Eduardo Nunez, Miguel Sano and Brian Dozier carrying the offense.Pat Dean makes just his second career start for Minnesota on Friday night. Dean did not receive a decision in a 5-3 victory versus the visiting Blue Jays with two runs allowed on three hits and three BB over six innings.
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The Seattle Mariners are playing well with wins in seven of ten and their reward is first in the American League West. The Mariners took two of three from Oakland after hammering the A’s 13-3 on Wednesday. M’s starter Hisashi Iwakuma improved to 3-4 with all three runs given up on eight hits over seven frames. Seattle amassed 17 hits with Adam Lind cracking two homers and driving in six with three runs. Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano also went deep and combined for three RBI’s and four runs. Felix Hernandez toes the rubber against visiting Minnesota on Friday night. Hernandez comes off of a 4-0 victory at Cincinnati with four hits and three BB given up in six frames.
The over is 7-2 in Minnesota’s last 9 games following a win and the Twins are 6-20 in their last 26 road games while going 13-38 in their last 51 overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Seattle’s last 9 home games and the under is 34-16-4 in Hernandez’s last 54 on grass. The under is 7-2 in Hernandez’s last 9 starts versus Minnesota and the Twins are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The way both teams are going I feel compelled to take the Mariners…