Mariners vs. Twins - 5/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (14-34) at Seattle Mariners (28-20)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
R Nolasco (1-3) (5.54) vs. T Walker (2-4) (2.70)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -173 / Minnesota Twins +163 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins look to complete the sweep of the Seattle Mariners early Sunday afternoon.
The Minnesota Twins look to build on their current three-game winning streak. The Twins have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Minnesota Twins offense is starting to heat up, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 49 hits, Eduardo Nunez has 20 RBI and Miguel Sano has 10 home runs. Ricky Nolasco gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 5.54 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Nolasco is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Mariners have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Seattle Mariners offense has been consistent all year, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 58 hits, Nelson Cruz has 32 RBI and Kyle Seager has eight home runs. Taijuan Walker takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 2.70 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. This will be Walker’s second career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 5-15 in their last 20 during game 3 of a series and 0-5 in Nolascos last 5 starts. The Mariners are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Walkers last 5 starts. The Twins are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings overall.
Given what we've seen all year, it's only a matter of time before the Twins go back to their losing ways. Also, Nolasco has been straight up awful this season, which includes allowing 10 runs in his last two games. The Mariners should be able to avoid the sweep here.