Mariners vs. Orioles - 7/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (47-33) at Seattle Mariners (42-39)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
U Jimenez (5-7) (6.63) vs. H Iwakuma (7-6) (4.34)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -153 / Baltimore Orioles +143 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners look to complete the sweep of the Baltimore Orioles early Sunday afternoon.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Orioles have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven straight games. The Baltimore Orioles have an ERA of 4.26 and have lost 10 of their last 15 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 103 hits, Jonathan Schoop has 47 RBI and Mark Trumbo has 23 home runs. Ubaldo Jimenez gets the ball, and he’s 5-7 with a 6.63 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Jimenez is 2-2 with a 5.05 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners offense has caught fire this series, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 100 hits, Nelson Cruz has 56 RBI and Kyle Seager has 16 home runs. Hisashi Iwakuma takes the hill, and he’s 7-6 with a 4.34 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 1-2 with a 2.51 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-1 in Jimenezs last 5 starts. The Mariners are 11-24 in their last 35 during game 4 of a series and 6-2 in Iwakumas last 8 starts. The Orioles are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Seattle.
I fade Jimenez whenever I can, as the dude simply gets rocked often and has lost six of his last seven road starts. The Mariners have found their groove offensively and are gaining confidence again at home.
Look for the home team to sweep.