Mariners vs. Red Sox - 8/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (57-46) at Seattle Mariners (52-51)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 1, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Eduardo Rodriguez (2-4) (6.51) vs. J Paxton (3-5) (4.27)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -105 / Boston Red Sox -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners begin a four-game series late Monday night.
The Boston Red Sox haven’t won back-to-back games since July 20-21. The Red Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Boston Red Sox offense continues to come through, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 140 hits, Mookie Betts has 69 RBI and David Ortiz has 25 home runs. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the ball, and he’s 2-4 with a 6.51 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodriguez’s first career game against the Mariners.
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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 six of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners offense continues to be hit or miss, and they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 125 hits, Kyle Seager has 67 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 26 home runs. James Paxton takes the hill, and he’s 3-5 with a 4.27 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. This will be Paxton’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Rodriguezs last 6 starts. The Mariners are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. American League East and 3-9 in Paxtons last 12 starts. The over is 16-6-1 in the last 23 meetings.
The Mariners are coming off a brutal Sunday night loss to the Chicago Cubs and now have to travel halfway across the country to play the Red Sox. Even with this game being at home for the Mariners and Rodriguez stinking up the joint recently, you have to like the Red Sox simply with the way Seattle just loss a game and the lack of rest.