Texas Rangers (22-29) vs. Seattle Mariners (23-27)
May 28, 2021 10:10 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Mariners -125 / Texas Rangers +105; Over/Under: 9
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The Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners meet in an AL West division matchup in MLB action from T-Mobile Park on Friday night.
The Texas Rangers will look to rebound after a 5-0 loss at the hands of the Mariners on Thursday. Willie Calhoun had a triple and Joey Gallo added a doubles while Jose Trevino had a pair of base hits as well. Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Brock holt each had a base hit as well to cap off Texas’ offense as the Rangers mustered up just six hits as a team in the losing effort. Kolby Allard took the loss, falling to 1-1 after allowing two runs on two hits while striking out four over four innings of work. Jordan Lyles will start here and is 2-3 with a 5.94 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. in his career, Lyles is 1-4 with a 6.48 ERA and 33 strikeouts against Seattle.
The Seattle Mariners will look to build on their win over the Rangers in Thursday’s victory. Jack Mayfield led the charge, hitting a double with two RBIs while Tom Murphy and Jacob Nottingham each had a solo home run. Mitch Haniger added an RBI as well to cap off the scoring for Seattle in the winning effort while Ty France had a pair of hits as well to cap off Seattle’s offense in the victory. Chris Flexen got the win to improve to 5-2 on the year after tossing seven shutout innings, giving up just three hits while striking out six in the win. Justus Sheffield will start here and is 3-4 with a 5.11 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. in his career, Sheffield is 1-1 with a 4.29 ERA and 19 strikeouts against Texas.
Texas is 4-11 in their last 15 games overall and 3-10 in their last 14 games as an underdog while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 division games. Seattle is 3-10 in their last 13 game two matchups and 1-5 in their last 6 games against a right-handed starter while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 home games.
The Rangers have won 4 of Lyles’ last 5 starts, but call it personal if you must, I don’t want to have any of my money near Jordan Lyles as I’ve watched him get lit up more times than I’d care to admit. Justus Sheffield has had his ups and downs as well, which includes allowing seven runs, five earned, in his last start against Texas just about three weeks ago. I think we could see both pitchers get batted around here, so give me the over.