Texas Rangers (32-50) vs. Seattle Mariners (43-39)
July 4, 2021 4:10 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Mariners -140 / Texas Rangers +130; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners meet Sunday in MLB action from T-Mobile Park. This will be the third and final installment in the weekend set between these teams. The Mariners eked out a win Friday, then in the Saturday matchup the Rangers evened it up with a four-run victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Texas had a 3-0 lead at one point during the Friday game but ended up losing in 10 innings 5-4. In the Saturday game, the Rangers put up four runs in the third on the way to a 7-3 victory. Jordan Lyles managed 6.0 innings with five hits and two earned runs.
For the Sunday finale, the Rangers will go with Mike Foltynewicz. Over his 87.0 innings this year Foltynewicz has 97 hits, 51 runs (50 earned), 19 homers allowed, 20 walks, 62 Ks and a 5.17 ERA.
Over on the Mariners’ side, they posted three errors Friday but made up for it with four runs from the seventh inning on. In the Saturday game, Seattle starter Marco Gonzales put up 3.1 innings with seven hits, two walks and six earned runs.
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For Sunday’s starting pitcher matchup, the Mariners will go with Chris Flexen. Over his 79.1 innings of work this year, Flexen has 86 hits, 36 runs (35 earned), eight homers, 17 walks, 52 Ks and a 3.97 ERA.
The Rangers are 15-36 in their last 51 versus a right-handed starter and 14-37 in their last 51 road games versus a right-handed starter. Texas is 15-48 in their last 63 road games and 1-4 in their last five Sunday games.
Meanwhile, the Mariners are 4-1 in their last five Sunday games and 2-6 in their last eight versus a team with a winning percentage below .400. The over is 6-1 in the Mariners’ last seven in game three of a series and 5-2 in their last seven with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
PICK: I’m going to take a shot on the Rangers. Flexen has been decent lately, but he’s also got three or more earned runs in three of his last five starts. As for Foltynewicz, he had a bad run early last month with 16 earned over three starts but since then he’s calmed down with four earned in his last 13.0 innings. This one’s going to come down to which pitcher is on, and I like it to be a close game.