Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals - 5/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (12-10) at Seattle Mariners (12-10)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
I Kennedy (2-2) (2.77) vs. T Walker (2-0) (1.44)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -124 / Kansas City Royals +114 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners struck early and often on Saturday as they pasted the Kansas City Royals to the tune of 6-0 and will look for another outing today at Safeco Field.
The Royals head into this one looking to find their offensive swagger that has been missing of late and only managing five hits yesterday they need to find a way to get to Taijuan Walker who will get the start on the hill for Seattle on Sunday. Kansas City has a very solid roster that is mainly intact from last year’s World Series championship side and while they did lose some key pieces including Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist they have a ton of guys who are capable of carrying them back to another season of the Fall Classic. Ian Kennedy will look to continue his hot start as he will take the hill to go up against Walker in a battle of two really good pitchers at different junctures of their career.
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The Mariners meanwhile head into Sunday’s game with a 12-10 record and are certainly doing their part to make sure they are in the running for the American League West crown and with the start we have seen from the Astros it is making it a lot more feasible. Seattle has a pretty solid roster and a deep starting rotation that is of course led by Felix Hernandez but guys like Walker have stepped in in a secondary role and will be the key to Seattle’s quest of making the playoffs this season.
The Royals are 0-6 in their last six road games, 0-6 in their last six against the AL West, but 4-1 in their last five games on a Sunday while the Mariners are 4-0 in their last four against a team with a winning record, 6-1 in their last seven games against a righty, and 4-1 in their last five overall which has them favoured again today. This should be an exciting game between two pitchers off to a good start but in the end I like the way Seattle has played of late and with Walker throwing smoke I think he and the M’s get another victory today.