Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners - 7/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (45-47) at Chicago White Sox (38-51)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:10 pm (New Comiskey Park)
Andrew Moore (1-1) (3.86) vs. D Holland (5-9) (5.01)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +105 / Seattle Mariners -133 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, ROOT-Northwest
The Seattle Mariners and the Chicago White Sox face off in the finale of their three game weekend set on Sunday.
The Seattle Mariners will look to complete the sweep of the White Sox after a 4-3 win on Saturday gave the M’s their fourth win in their last five games. Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager each hit a home run, with Seager hitting a solo shot and Cruz’s two-run homer being the eventual game-winner. Carlos Ruiz went 1 for 3 with an RBI of his own while Jean Segura and Ben Gamel added base hits in the winning effort. Felix Hernandez got the win to improve to 5-3 this season after giving up three runs, one earned, on six hits while striking out five over five innings of work. Edwin Diaz struck out a pair in a shutout 9th inning for his 15th save of the year. Andrew Moore will start game three and is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Moore’s first career start against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox on the other hand will look to avoid the sweep after their loss on Saturday gave the White Sox their sixth loss in their last seven games. Melky Cabrera led the way by going 4 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs. Tim Anderson went 2 for 4 with a double and Todd Frazier added a two-bagger of his own while Avisail Garcia chipped in a base hit of his own in the loss. Mike Pelfrey gave up a pair of runs, one earned, on four hits while striking out a pair over 4.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Anthony Swarzak blew his 2nd save opportunity of the season, taking the loss to fall to 4-3 this season. Derek Holland will start game three and is 5-9 with a 5.01 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. In his career, Holland is 13-6 with a 3.57 ERA and 135 strikeouts against Seattle.
Seattle is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall and 8-17 in their last 25 road games against a left-handed starter while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 road games. Chicago is 0-4 in Holland’s last 4 starts and 1-6 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games against the AL West. Seattle is 20-41 in the last 61 meetings between these two teams.
I went against Chicago yesterday with the assumption that Holland was pitching and the M’s still won. That’s not going to change on Sunday, as Holland has given up five or more earned runs in five of his last seven starts. Moore is still a relatively unknown pitcher, but Seattle is playing well enough to complete the sweep and we are getting a better price than we got on Saturday so I’ll take Seattle here.