Seattle Mariners (54-48) vs. Texas Rangers (36-66)
July 30, 2021 8:05 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Rangers +100 / Seattle Mariners -120; Over/Under: 8.5
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The Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers meet in an AL West division matchup in MLB action from Globe Life Field on Friday.
The Seattle Mariners will look to rebound from an 11-4 loss at the hands of the Houston Astros last time out. Abraham Toro had a home run and two RBIs while Jarred Kelenic and Kyle Seager each had an RBI with Seager belting a home run. J.P. Crawford, Shed Long Jr. and Ty France all had a pair of hits to finish off Seattle’s offense as a team in the defeat. Yusei Kikuchi took the loss, falling to 6-6 on the year after allowing three earned runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts over five innings of work. Logan Gilbert will start here and is 4-2 with a 3.81 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season.
The Texas Rangers will look to rebound from a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks last time out. Nate Lowe and Charlie Culberson each had an RBI while Adolis Garcia and Andy Ibanez each had a double. Jose Trevino and Isiah Kiner-Falefa each had a base hit as well as the Rangers had just six hits as a team in the loss. Jordan Lyles gave up two runs on two hits while striking out six over seven innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Brett Martin took the loss, falling to 2-3 on the year in relief. Kolby Allard will start here and is 2-8 with a 4.71 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season.
Seattle is 6-0 in their last 6 Friday games and 8-3 in their last 11 series-opening games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 division games. Texas is 17-41 in their last 58 series-opening games and 5-15 in their last 20 Friday games while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games following an off day.
I get the case that could be made for either side here but I’m going to side with the over. The Mariners have been hitting the ball well lately and the Rangers do a lot of their best work at the plate at home. I think we could have another double-digit game when all is said and done, so give me the over.