Boston Red Sox (82-65) vs. Seattle Mariners (78-67)
September 15, 2021 4:10 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Mariners +115 / Boston Red Sox -152; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park. The Red Sox need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Mariners look for a win after splitting their last 10 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 10 games when scoring four or more runs. JD Martinez leads the Red Sox with 146 hits and 89 RBI while Rafael Devers and Alex Verdugo have combined for 285 hits and 158 RBI. Tanner Houck gets the ball, and he is 0-4 with a 3.54 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. This will be Houck’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Mariners have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. J.P. Crawford leads the Mariners with 146 hits and 45 RBI while Ty France and Mitch Haniger have combined for 285 hits and 143 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 8-5 with a 4.03 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Gonzales is 1-2 with a 5.87 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 61-30 in their last 91 Wednesday games and 7-17 in their last 24 road games. The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games and 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series. The under is 9-4 in Red Sox last 13 road games. The over is 4-0 in Mariners last 4 home games. The Red Sox are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.
Quick turnaround, the Red Sox have to have the edge with their win last night. Houck has been solid lately, allowing just three earned runs in his last 8.2 innings. Gonzales has had major issues keeping the ball inside the park and he’s allowed 12 hits and five earned runs in his last 11 innings. Give me the Red Sox.