Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/29/14
Seattle Mariners (54-51) at Cleveland Indians (52-53)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Progressive Field)
Hisashi Iwakuma (R) (8-5) (3.090) vs. Trevor Bauer (R) (4-5) (3.933)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -101 / Seattle Mariners -109 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Northwest, SportsTime Ohio
The Seattle Mariners visit Progressive Field to face the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
The Mariners have been in a bit of a funk that is threatening to wipe out what had been a good season while jeopardizing their chance at a Wild Card. Seattle has dropped seven of ten after a 3-2, ten inning loss to Baltimore Sunday where the runs were scarse. Roenis Elias gave up a lone run in five frames with Yoervis Medina allowing the winning run to fall to 4-2. The offense had plenty of runners on ten hits and four walks with Mike Zunino going deep while Christopher Taylor drove in his first run of 2014. Seattle opens their series at Progressive Field with Hisashi Iwakuma on the hill. Iwakuma is looking to bounce back from a 4-0 loss to Baltimore where he was charged with all four runs in seven innings.
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Cleveland is fading with losses in six of eight which has them below .500 which is not a good place to be at this point in the season. The Tribe averted a four game sweep at Kansas City with a 10-3 victory on Sunday with the bats and arms getting on the same page. Danny Salazar allowed all three runs on seven hits through seven innings while whiffing seven to improve to 3-4. The offense took care of business with 15 hits and a trio of base on balls with a power display that saw four homers. Carlos Santana homered twice and drove in four with Yan Gomes going deep with two RBI's while Ryan Rayburn went solo. The Indians send Trevor Bauer to the bump in the series opener versus visiting the Mariners. Bauer has been dependable with three runs or less allowed in eight of his past ten outings.
Iwakuma obviously has the better numbers but in the scope of things neither team has done much to excite me. Perhaps a small play on the home dog is as far as I would go...