Seattle Mariners (25-31) vs. Oakland Athletics (34-22)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 9:40 pm (Oakland Coliseum)
Yusei Kikuchi vs. Chris Bassitt
The Line: Oakland Athletics -200 / Seattle Mariners +175 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics meet Friday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Mariners have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Mariners have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Kyle Lewis leads the Mariners with 54 hits and 28 RBI while Kyle Seager and J.P. Crawford have combined for 89 hits and 56 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 5.93 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Kikuchi is 0-2 with a 3.33 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Athletics have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Athletics have won four straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 44 hits and 23 RBI while Mark Canha and Matt Olson have combined for 79 hits and 69 RBI. Chris Bassitt gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Bassitt is 1-4 with a 4.17 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The under is 5-1 in Mariners last 6 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Athletics last 6 overall. The Mariners are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Oakland and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Oakland.
Yusei Kikuchi has allowed 10 runs and 12 hits in his last 16 innings while Chris Bassitt has allowed one run and 18 hits in his last 19 innings. Kikuchi has not only struggled this season, but you could argue no starting pitcher in the league has been better this month than Bassitt. Through three starts, Bassitt has a 0.46 ERA and 19 strikeouts with five walks. Can't step in front of that. Give me the A's and the RL.