Boston Red Sox (81-64) vs. Seattle Mariners (77-66)
September 13, 2021 10:10 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Mariners -105 / Boston Red Sox -125; Over/Under: 8
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The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners meet Monday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park. The Red Sox need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Mariners look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Boston Red Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 146 hits and 89 RBI while Rafael Devers and Alex Verdugo have combined for 283 hits and 157 RBI. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the ball, and he is 11-8 with a 5.15 ERA and 159 strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 4-3 with a 3.72 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Mariners have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Ty France leads the Mariners with 144 hits and 61 RBI while J.P. Crawford and Mitch Haniger have combined for 279 hits and 124 RBI. Logan Gilbert gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 5.10 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. This will be Gilbert’s first career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 Monday games and 7-15 in their last 22 road games. The Mariners are 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The under is 8-3 in Red Sox last 11 road games. The over is 8-0 in Mariners last 8 overall. The Red Sox are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Both of these teams have had issues closing out games despite needing to win to stay in the playoff race. Rodriguez has allowed 37 hits and 16 earned runs in his last 36.2 innings. Gilbert has allowed 44 hits and 26 earned runs in his last 33 innings. Two pitchers who have been getting tagged the last two months and have ERAs over five on the season. Expect some fireworks. Give the over on a reasonable low total.