Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/25/14
Boston Red Sox (35-43) at Seattle Mariners (42-36)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Felix Doubront (L) (2-4) (5.185) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (R) (5-3) (3.042)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -132 / Boston Red Sox +122 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, ROOT-Northwest
The Seattle Mariners and the Boston Red Sox face off on Wednesday in Seattle as they continue their series.
The Seattle Mariners pounded the Red Sox on Tuesday putting up solid offensive numbers for the second night in a row. Kyle Seager and Mine Zunino each had two hits including a home run and Endy Chavez had three hits as the Mariners scored eight runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez allowed five hits and two runs while striking out two over 4.1 innings to not get the decision as Joe Beimel got the win. For Wednesday’s game the Mariners start Hisahsi Iwakuma who has won two of his last three decisions. For the season Iwakuma has allowed 65 hits and 24 earned runs while striking out 52 over 71 innings for a 5-3 record and a 3.04 ERA.
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The Boston Red Sox have had a tough season and their West Coast road trip didn’t get any kinder as they lost on Tuesday in Seattle. Brock Holt, Mike Napoli, and Jackie Bradley Jr. each had two hits as the Red Sox scored two runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Jake Peavy allowed eight hits and seven runs while striking out three over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 1-6 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Red Sox start Clay Buchholz who returns from another stint on the DL. For the season Buchholz has allowed 75 hits and 39 earned runs while striking out 39 over 50 innings for a 2-4 record and a 7.02 ERA.
Seattle is 5-0 in their last five games, 11-4 in game three of a series, and 1-4 in Iwakuma’s last five home starts. Boston is 1-5 in their last six games, 1-6 in their last seven games as an underdog, and 21-9 in Buchholz’s last 30 starts. Boston is 6-2 in the last eight meetings of these two.
This total looks to be a little low and for my free pick I like the over. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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