Mariners vs. Yankees - 8/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (64-61) at Seattle Mariners (67-58)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 3:40 pm (Safeco Field)
Masahiro Tanaka (10-4) (3.30) vs. H Iwakuma (14-8) (3.78)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -110 / New York Yankees +100 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners play a rubber game Wednesday afternoon.
The New York Yankees look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The New York Yankees offense has picked up recently, and they’ve won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Starlin Castro leads New York with 123 hits, Didi Gregorius has 57 RBI and Jacoby Ellsbury has six home runs. Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball, and he’s 10-4 with a 3.24 ERA and 137 strikeouts this season. Tanaka is 4-0 with a 2.40 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
USA TODAY Sports
The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 150 hits, Kyle Seager has 83 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 32 home runs. Hisashi Iwakuma takes the hill, and he’s 14-8 with a 3.78 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 2-3 with a 3.65 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 14-5 in their last 19 vs. American League West and 46-22 in Tanakas last 68 starts. The Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 8-2 in Iwakumas last 10 starts. The Yankees are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Seattle.
The Mariners couldn't do anything offensively Tuesday night and now have to face Tanaka, who has owned the M's and has allowed just four runs in his last 14.2 innings overall. There's value with the Yankees here and the even money.