Tigers vs. Mariners - 7/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (42-50) at Detroit Tigers (45-46)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
T Walker (7-7) (4.84) vs. S Greene (4-7) (6.32)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +105 / Seattle Mariners -115 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, FSN-DET
The Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Mariners have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Mariners have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 103 hits and 53 RBI while Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano have combined for 76 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have lost five of their last eight road games. Taijuan Walker gets the nod, and he’s 7-7 with a 4.84 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. This will be Walker’s second career game against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers also need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Tigers have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Tigers have won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Yoenis Cespedes leads Detroit with 105 hits and 52 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Ian Kinsler have combined for 102 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight home games. Shane Greene takes the hill, and he’s 4-7 with a 6.32 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. This will be Greene’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 6-1 in Walkers last 7 starts. The Tigers are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in Greenes last 5 starts. The over is 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings in Detroit.
The M's have had great recent success with Walker on the mound, but he's allowed a combined 11 earned runs in his last two starts. Greene has allowed four or more earned runs in each of his last five starts. I'm siding with the over in this spot.