Twins at Mariners - 4/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (6-9) at Seattle Mariners (6-9)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
P Hughes (0-3) (5.30) vs. Felix Hernandez (2-0) (2.37)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -191 / Minnesota Twins +181 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, ROOT-NW
The Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Twins have lost nine of their 10 games this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Joe Mauer leads Minny with 16 hits and five RBI while Torii Hunter and Kurt Suzuki have combined for 11 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost seven of their first nine road games and kind of need to turn things around. Phil Hughes gets the nod, and he’s 0-3 with a 5.30 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Hughes is 6-3 with a 3.20 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Mariners have allowed five or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Mariners have lost seven of their 10 games this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 20 hits and 17 RBI while Kyle Seager and Brad Miller have combined for 16 RBI. Four of the Seattle Mariners six victories have come on their home field. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 7-5 with a 2.08 ERA and 101 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 19-42 in their last 61 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in Hughes' last 7 starts. The Mariners are 15-7 in their last 22 games following an off day and 22-8 in Hernandezs last 30 starts. The Twins are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
With how the Twins allow runs left and right and with Hernandez on the mound, this spells an ugly game for Minnesota. Take the Mariners and the spread to give your wager more value.