Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/17/14
Seattle Mariners (66-56) at Detroit Tigers (66-55)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Chris Young (R) (11-6) (3.245) vs. Robbie Ray (R) (1-2) (5.493)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -131 / Seattle Mariners +121 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, FSN-DET, TBS
The Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers play a rubber game on Sunday afternoon.
The Seattle Mariners have won five of their last six games and are 10 games above .500. The Mariners pitching staff has been lights out recently, allowing three or less runs in 13 of their last 14 games. Overall, the Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 2.94, which is the best in baseball, and they’ve won nine of their last 10 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano has an RBI in each game of this series and Dustin Ackley has hit in seven of his last 10 games. Starting is Chris Young, who is 11-6 with a 3.20 ERA and has 88 strikeouts in 140.2 innings. Young is 1-0 with a 2.14 ERA in three career starts against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers have lost five of their last eight games but remain 11 games above .500. The Tigers pitching staff has been a little shaky during this stretch, allowing four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 3.98, which is 22nd in the majors, and they’ve lost five of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera has five hits in his last three games and Nick Castellanos has homered three times in his last nine games. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 5.31 ERA and has 14 strikeouts in 20.1 innings. This is Ray’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 5-2 in Youngs last 7 starts as an underdog and 4-0 in Youngs last 4 starts overall. The Tigers are 4-11 in their last 15 vs. a team with a winning record and 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home favorite.
The Detroit Tigers have been really unconvincing lately, while the Mariners are making their run. I think the Tigers are fade material right now. I like Seattle on the road.