Baltimore Orioles (14-16) at Seattle Mariners (17-14)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 3:40 pm (T-Mobile Park)
John Means (3-0) (1.70) vs. Yusei Kikuchi (1-1) (4.40)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -107 / Baltimore Orioles -103 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Orioles have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Orioles have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Cedric Mullins leads the Orioles with 38 hits and 11 RBI while Trey Mancini and Maikel Franco have combined for 51 hits and 39 RBI. John Means gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 1.70 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Means is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last eight 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 eight of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Mitch Haniger leads the Mariners with 30 hits and 23 RBI while Kyle Seager and Ty France have combined for 57 hits and 35 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.40 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s second career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 72-150 in their last 222 road games and 124-253 in their last 377 games as an underdog. The Mariners are 20-8 in their last 28 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home favorite. The under is 13-4-1 in Orioles last 18 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Mariners last 8 home games. The Orioles are 4-13 in the last 17 meetings in Seattle and 6-13 in the last 19 meetings.
Both the Orioles and Mariners have struggled with consistency over the last week or so, so it's hard to get a proper feel for either of these clubs. However, we're getting a cheaper price with John Means, a pitcher who has allowed just seven runs through 37 innings and is averaging a strikeout per inning. Means is allowing a .163 batting average on the season. Give me the O's and a red hot pitcher on the hill.