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Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners (58-56) at Oakland Athletics (50-63)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Y Gallardo (5-7) (5.35) vs. Jharel Cotton (5-8) (5.48)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -101 / Seattle Mariners -109 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: MLBN, RTNW

The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.

The Seattle Mariners hope to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than one run. Robinson Cano leads the Mariners with 110 hits and 75 RBI while Nelson Cruz and Jean Segura have combined for 217 hits and 118 RBI. Yovani Gallardo gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 5.35 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Gallardo is 2-5 with a 4.24 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.  

Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Oakland Athletics look to play spoiler after splitting their last 12 games. The Athletics have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Jed Lowrie leads Oakland with 109 hits and 36 RBI while Ryon Healy and Khris Davis have combined for 205 hits and 142 RBI. Jharel Cotton gets the ball, and he is 5-8 with a 5.48 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Cotton is 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 10-4 in their last 14 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Athletics are 9-4 in their last 13 home games, 1-5 in Cottons last 6 starts vs. American League West and 3-7 in Cottons last 10 starts. The Mariners are 13-4 in the last 17 meetings in Oakland.

Cotton has been tagged much of this season and has allowed three or more earned runs in eight of his last 10 starts. Meanwhile, Gallardo has given up three or less earned runs in each of his last seven games and had a 2.37 ERA in the month of July. The Mariners are starting to feel it a bit now that they're in playoff position. While the A's are a different team, I have to ride the hot hand and back Seattle with the cheap price.

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