Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (60-53) at Oakland Athletics (51-64)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 12, 2016 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Ariel Miranda (1-0) (6.00) vs. Sean Manaea (3-7) (4.58)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -130 / Seattle Mariners +120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, ROOT-Northwest
The Seattle Mariners take their hot streak on the road to face the Oakland Athletics on Friday.
The Seattle Mariners are playing some of their best baseball and that has them in the mix for a Wild Card. The Mariners have won eight of nine following a 3-1 victory versus Detroit where the work on the mound carried the day. M’s starter Felix Hernandez gave up a run on three hits and four BB for a no decision over seven frames. Seattle totaled ten hits and walked three times with Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz belting long balls. Seattle sends rookie Ariel Miranda to the mound to face Oakland in his second career start. Miranda did not get a decision in a 3-2 loss to Boston with two runs given up on eight hits over six innings.
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The Oakland Athletics are looking to finish the season strong and begin anew with a few fresh faces in 2017. The Athletics were going for the four game sweep of the visiting Orioles Thursday but their pitching struggled and a late surge by the offense fell short in a 9-6 defeat. A’s starter Andrew Triggs fell to 0-1 with three runs given up over four innings with Daniel Coulombe giving up four more while Chris Smith gave up a pair. Oakland logged ten hits and walked four times with Max Muncy going solo with Ryon Healy clubbing a two run bomb while Yonder Alonso drove in two and scored. Left hander Sean Manaea is scheduled to oppose the Mariners for the second time in 2016. Overall, the rookie has gone 3-7 in 16 starts with a 1.31 Whip and a 4.58 ERA.
Seattle are 7-2 in their last 9 Friday games and are 8-20 in their last 28 road games while the over is 9-4-1 in Seattle’s last 14 Friday games. The under is 6-1-1 in Manaea’s last 8 home games. The Mariners have owned this match up but Miranda is more unknown then Manaea…