Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers - 9/4/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers - 9/4/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers (13-23) at Seattle Mariners (15-22)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 4, 2020 at 9:10 pm (T-Mobile Park)

Kyle Cody (0-0) (0.00) vs. Justus Sheffield (2-3) (4.75)

The Line: Seattle Mariners -115 / Texas Rangers +105 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.

The Texas Rangers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Rangers have lost seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Solak leads the Rangers with 36 hits and 14 RBI while Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Todd Frazier have combined for 60 hits and 13 RBI. Kyle Cody gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Cody’s second career game against the Mariners.

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The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Mariners have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Mariners have lost eight of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Kyle Lewis leads the Mariners with 43 hits and 21 RBI while Kyle Seager and J.P. Crawford have combined for 68 hits and 35 RBI. Ljay Newsome gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Newsome’s first career game against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Seattle and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

Kyle Cody has allowed zero runs and one hit this season through 4.1 innings while Ljay Newsome has allowed two runs and six hits through seven innings this season. Hard to get a feel for this pitching matchup given the small sample size for both guys, so I'm just going to lean toward the Mariners at home because they're playing the better baseball overall. The Rangers have lost six of their last eight games and continue to have scoring issues. The Mariners have shown more recent signs of life despite them having similar issues with their offense.  

Give me the Mariners at home and the cheap price. 

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Randy’s Pick Seattle Mariners -115

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.