Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners - 9/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (71-73) at Texas Rangers (72-71)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Marco Gonzales (0-1) (7.07) vs. M Gonzalez (7-10) (4.74)
The Line: Texas Rangers -115 / Seattle Mariners +105 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, RTNW
The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Seattle Mariners need a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads the Mariners with 145 hits and 87 RBI while Jean Segura and Nelson Cruz have combined for 280 hits and 146 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 7.07 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzales’ first career game against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Texas Rangers have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 175 hits and 83 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have combined for 256 hits and 163 RBI. Miguel Gonzalez gets the ball, and he is 7-10 with a 4.48 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 9-20 in their last 29 Tuesday games, 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. The Mariners are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Texas, 10-4 in the last 14 meetings and the over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Texas.
The Mariners have issues winning games when their pitching staff falls apart, and Gonzales is a pitcher who has allowed four or more earned runs in four of his seven games. Gonzalez has allowed three or less runs in five of his last six games, and he has a hot offense behind him backing him up. The Rangers have to be the pick here with the cheap price, as Gonzales has been a mess in his short sample size of a season.