Baltimore Orioles vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/3/14
Seattle Mariners (56-53) at Baltimore Orioles (61-47)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Camden Yards)
Hisashi Iwakuma (R) (9-5) (3.059) vs. Chris Tillman (R) (7-5) (3.838)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -129 / Seattle Mariners +119 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, MASN 2, WJZ
The Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles play a rubber game on Sunday.
The Mariners have lost seven of their last 11 games and are four games above a .500 record. While the inconsistencies continue for the Mariners, their pitching staff has allowed three or fewer runs in 10 of their last 12 games. Overall, the Mariners have the best ERA in baseball at 3.06, but they’ve lost six of their last 10 games when holding teams under four runs. That speaks volumes of the Mariners offense. Robinson Cano has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. Hisashi Iwakuma gets the ball, and he’s 9-5 with a 3.06 ERA and has 94 strikeouts in 117.2 innings. Iwakuma is 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA in two career starts against the Orioles.
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The Orioles have won six of their last nine games and are 13 games above a .500 record. The Orioles pitching staff has also been getting the job done lately, holding teams to three or fewer runs in nine of their last 12 games. Overall, the Orioles have a 3.69 ERA and have won seven of their last nine games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Nick Markakis has three hits in this series. Starting is Chris Tillman, who is 7-5 with a 3.97 ERA and has 89 strikeouts in 136 innings. Tillman is 5-0 with a 2.45 ERA in five career starts against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 7-1 in Iwakumas last 8 road starts and 0-4 in Iwakumas last 4 starts vs. American League East. The Orioles are 1-4 in Tillmans last 5 starts as a home favorite and 12-5 in Tillmans last 17 starts vs. American League West.
You see Tillman's career numbers against the Mariners? Yes. I'll have some of that.