Mariners vs. Orioles - 7/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (47-31) at Seattle Mariners (40-39)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 1, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
C Tillman (10-1) (3.52) vs. N Karns (6-2) (4.45)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -109 / Baltimore Orioles -101 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners play game two of their series late Friday night.
The Baltimore Orioles look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Orioles have scored 26 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Baltimore Orioles offense continues to crush, and they’ve won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 101 hits, Mark Trumbo has 60 RBI and Jonathan Schoop has 13 home runs. Kevin Gausman gets the nod, and he’s 1-5 with a 3.93 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 0-1 with a 2.63 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
USA TODAY Sports
The Seattle Mariners look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Seattle Mariners offense has also shown up recently, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 99 hits, Nelson Cruz has 53 RBI and Kyle Seager has 15 home runs. Wade LeBlanc takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be LeBlanc’s second career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in Gausmans last 7 starts. The Mariners are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle.
It's frustrating trying to cap a Mariners game, as they show up when you least expect it. However, Seattle played well on Thursday and seem to play its best ball at home. So, I'll take the home team in a toss-up game.