Seattle Mariners (25-32) at Oakland Athletics (35-22)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Ring Central Coliseum)
Justin Dunn (3-1) (4.20) vs. Mike Minor (1-6) (5.92)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -201 / Seattle Mariners +184 --- Over/Under: 7 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at T-Mobile Park.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Athletics have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 45 hits and 23 RBI while Mark Canha and Ramon Laureano have combined for 82 hits and 54 RBI. Mike Minor gets the ball, and he is 1-6 with a 5.92 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Minor is 5-5 with a 4.09 ERA and 81 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Mariners have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Mariners have lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Kyle Lewis leads the Mariners with 54 hits and 28 RBI while Kyle Seager and J.P. Crawford have combined for 92 hits and 56 RBI. Justin Dunn gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 4.20 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Dunn’s second career game against the Athletics.
The Mariners are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Oakland and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Oakland. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
It's tough to predict the second game of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in the first game, especially this season with games only seven innings. However, the Oakland Athletics are simply playing the better baseball at the moment and hope to continue to pile up the victories to build confidence heading into the postseason. The Seattle Mariners can't score runs and they're hard to trust in their current form.
Give me the A's and the RL if forced to pick this contest.