Royals vs. Mariners - 9/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (73-77) at Kansas City Royals (87-62)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
H Iwakuma (8-4) (3.90) vs. J Guthrie (8-7) (5.55)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -102 / Seattle Mariners -108 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Mariners have lost five of their last seven when scoring three or less runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 169 hits and 88 RBI while Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager have combined for 138 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have won seven of their last eight road games. Hisashi Iwakuma gets the nod, and he’s 8-4 with a 3.90 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Royals have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four straight games. The Royals have split their last six when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 167 hits and 85 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 173 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost five of their last six home games. Jeremy Guthrie takes the hill, and he’s 8-7 with a 5.55 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Guthrie is 2-8 with a 5.72 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 9-4 in their last 13 games following an off day and 7-2 in Iwakumas last 9 starts. The Royals are 6-2 in their last 8 games following an off day and 5-2 in Guthries last 7 home starts. The Mariners are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Kansas City.
While it's only a matter of time before the Royals get back on track on their home field, Iwakuma has been solid as of late and the M's are getting it done with him pitching. Also, Guthrie has had little to no career success against the Mariners.