Mariners vs. Yankees - 8/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (63-61) at Seattle Mariners (67-57)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
C Sabathia (7-10) (4.49) vs. () ()
The Line: Seattle Mariners / New York Yankees --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners play game two of their series Tuesday on ESPN.
The New York Yankees could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Yankees have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The New York Yankees offense has been hot recently, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Starlin Castro leads New York with 122 hits, Didi Gregorius has 56 RBI and Jacoby Ellsbury has five home runs. CC Sabathia gets the ball, and he’s 7-10 with a 4.49 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 12-6 with a 2.70 ERA and 156 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Seattle Mariners offense has caught fire the last week, and they’ve won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 148 hits, Kyle Seager has 83 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 32 home runs. Hisashi Iwakuma takes the hill, and he’s 14-8 with a 3.78 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 2-3 with a 3.65 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 14-5 in their last 19 vs. American League West and 4-1 in Sabathias last 5 road starts. The Mariners are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 19-7 in their last 26 home games. The Yankees are 11-2 in Sabathias last 13 starts vs. Mariners.
The Mariners continue to produce down the stretch and have their eyes set on the playoffs. The Yanks have been hit or miss all season long and Sabathia can be hit hard. Have to ride the hot hand and side with the Mariners at home.