Mariners vs. Rangers - 9/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (82-56) at Seattle Mariners (70-67)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
M Perez (9-10) (4.30) vs. J Paxton (4-5) (3.83)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -139 / Texas Rangers +129 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Rangers have scored 24 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in seven straight games. The Texas Rangers offense continues to produce, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 158 hits, Rougned Odor has 81 RBI and Adrian Beltre has 26 home runs. Martin Perez gets the ball, and he’s 9-10 with a 4.30 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Perez is 4-2 with a 3.18 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners haven’t won back-to-back games since August 19-20. The Mariners have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine straight games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 4.18 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 169 hits, Kyle Seager has 86 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 35 home runs. James Paxton takes the hill, and he’s 4-5 with a 3.83 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. Paxton is 1-1 with a 3.77 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 39-16 in their last 55 during game 2 of a series and 13-6 in Perezs last 19 starts. The Mariners are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. American League West and 1-4 in Paxtons last 5 starts. The Rangers are 6-2 in Perezs last 8 starts vs. Mariners.
I'm not paying jucie for a team that hasn't won two straight games in two weeks. Instead, I'll take the plus money and a club that continues to put up crooked numbers offensively. There's value with the Rangers here.