Mariners vs. Rangers - 9/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (83-56) at Seattle Mariners (70-68)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
A Griffin (7-3) (4.41) vs. Ariel Miranda (2-1) (5.76)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -105 / Texas Rangers -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners play game three of their series Wednesday night on ESPN.
The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Rangers have scored 22 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in eight straight games. The Texas Rangers offense continues to crush the ball, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 158 hits, Rougned Odor has 81 RBI and Adrian Beltre has 26 home runs. A.J. Griffin gets the nod, and he’s 7-3 with a 4.41 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Griffin is 3-2 with a 3.44 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing 11 of their last 14 games. The Mariners have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 straight games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 4.19 and have lost 11 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 170 hits, Kyle Seager has 88 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 35 home runs. Ariel Miranda takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 5.76 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Miranda’s first career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in Griffins last 8 starts. The Mariners are 0-5 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Mirandas last 5 starts. The Rangers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Mariners have been on a month of losing and it starts with a pitching staff that continues to get rocked. Meanwhile, the Rangers are red hot and it starts with an offense that continues to mash. Have to like the Rangers in this spot with their offense playing the way it is.