Mariners vs. Rangers - 9/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (71-63) at Seattle Mariners (65-71)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 7, 2015 at 6:40 pm (Safeco Field)
Y Gallardo (11-9) (3.27) vs. Roenis Elias (4-7) (4.35)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +101 / Texas Rangers -111 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners begin a four-game series Monday.
The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored four runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Rangers have won six straight when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 158 hits and 73 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre have combined for 98 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won six of their last nine road games. Yovani Gallardo gets the nod, and he’s 11-9 with a 3.27 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. Gallardo is 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Mariners have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Mariners have won five of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 158 hits and 82 RBI while Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager have combined for 121 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have split their last six home games. Roenis Elias takes the hill, and he’s 4-7 with a 4.35 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Elias is 2-1 with a 2.42 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 8-0 in their last 8 games as a favorite and 4-0 in Gallardos last 4 starts. The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League West and 9-19 in Elias' last 28 starts. The Rangers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle and 3-8 in the last 11 meetings overall.
We have two hot teams here, but Gallardo has been on fire lately and the Rangers have won four straight when he's on the hill. Give me the Rangers and the cheap chalk.