Royals vs. Mariners - 7/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (43-42) at Kansas City Royals (43-41)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
J Paxton (2-3) (4.24) vs. D Duffy (4-1) (3.11)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -132 / Seattle Mariners +122 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Seattle Mariners look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Seattle Mariners offense is rolling right now, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 107 hits, Kyle Seager has 56 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 22 home runs. James Paxton gets the nod, and he’s 2-3 with a 4.24 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Paxton is 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Royals have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 4.19 and have lost nine straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 99 hits, Alcides Escobar has 22 RBI and Kendrys Morales has 15 home runs. Danny Duffy takes the hill, and he’s 4-1 with a 3.11 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 0-1 with a 1.69 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 6-2 in their last 8 Thursday games and 2-6 in Paxtons last 8 starts. The Royals are 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 7-3 in Duffys last 10 starts. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Mariners are a frustrating team because right when you think they're turning the corner, they go cold. The Royals play their best ball at home and Duffy has been alright this season. I'll take the home team at the fair price.