Mariners vs. Indians - 6/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (32-25) at Seattle Mariners (32-26)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
C Carrasco (2-0) (3.00) vs. T Walker (2-6) (3.94)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +101 / Cleveland Indians -111 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday night for game three of their series.
The Cleveland Indians look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Indians have allowed eight runs in their last three games and one or less runs in four of their last five games. The Cleveland Indians have an ERA of 3.72 and have won 14 straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 69 hits, Jason Kipnis has 29 RBI and Carlos Santana has 10 home runs. Carlos Carrasco gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Carrasco is 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Mariners have allowed seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 3.75 and have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 68 hits, Nelson Cruz has 43 RBI and Kyle Seager has 10 home runs. Taijuan Walker takes the hill, and he’s 2-6 with a 3.94 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Walker is 3-0 with a 0.45 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 27-11 in their last 38 Wednesday games and 16-5 in Carrascos last 21 road starts. The Mariners are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. American League Central and 0-4 in Walkers last 4 starts. The Indians are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.
Carrasco has been solid in a limited role this season, and he's given Cleveland terrific performances on the road. Seattle won Tuesday but continues to run hot and cold. I have to back the Indians with the better pitcher on the hill.