Mariners vs. Cardinals - 6/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (38-35) at Seattle Mariners (38-37)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
J Garcia (5-6) (3.83) vs. J Paxton (1-3) (3.34)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -118 / St. Louis Cardinals +108 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners look to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals early Sunday afternoon.
The St. Louis Cardinals could use a nice win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 16 games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense continues to produce during this stretch, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 77 hits, Aledmys Diaz has 39 RBI and Matt Carpenter has 11 home runs. Jaime Garcia gets the ball, and he’s 5-6 with a 3.83 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. This will be Garcia’s second career game against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners hope to win three straight games for the first time since mid-May. The Mariners have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners offense has heated up this series, and they’ve won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 92 hits, Nelson Cruz has 49 RBI and Kyle Seager has 15 home runs. James Paxton takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 3.34 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Paxton’s second career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Garcias last 5 road starts. The Mariners are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Paxtons last 6 starts. The Cardinals are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Seattle Mariners are now a game above a .500 record and are gaining confidence by the day. The Cards are in a funk at the moment and a quick turnaround on the road likely isn't going to help. I like the Mariners to complete the sweep here.