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Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners - 9/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners (71-76) at Texas Rangers (79-67)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)

V Nuno (1-3) (2.94) vs. C Hamels (9-8) (3.76)

The Line: Texas Rangers -200 / Seattle Mariners +190 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Southwest

The Texas Rangers hope to make up ground in the standings with a win versus the Seattle Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners had made changes to their roster to become a factor in the West but more are needed. The Mariners had just enough in Friday’s 3-1 win at surging Texas. Pitching was center stage in this one with starter James Paxton allowing a run on six hits and four BB over 4.1 frames with five relievers putting up zeros. The M’s totaled ten hits  with Ketel Marte going 2-4 wit two RBI’s and a run while Kyle Seager went 2-4 with an RBI. Left hander Vidkal Nuno makes his second consecutive start against the surging Rangers. Nuno dominated Texas 6-0 with a one hit shutout over seven innings while whiffing ten.

Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners - 9/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Rangers have really been putting the pressure on Houston in the American League West. The Rangers cooled off for a night with Friday’s defeat but the Rangers have still won seven of eleven. Starter Yovani Gallardo was charged with all three runs on eight hits and a pair of free passes through five innings to drop to 12-11. The offense had some opportunities on six hits and five walks with Prince Fielder driving in Delino DeShields Jr. with the lone run. Cole Hamels hopes to stay on a roll when he opposes the Mariners in game two of their series. Hamels defeat Houston 5-3 last time out with all three runs scored on seven hits in seven frames.

The over is 7-1 in Seattle’s last 8 road games while the under is 5-2-1 in their last 8 overall and  is 5-2-1 in their  last 8 on grass. Texas are 22-5 in their last 27 home games. The under is 20-7-1 in the last 28 meetings and is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings in Texas. I’m going with a still hot Texas squad that needs this one…

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