The Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox meet Monday in MLB action at Fenway Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Seattle Mariners have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 11 games. The Mariners have won 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ty France leads the Mariners with 41 hits and 19 RBI, while Jarred Kelenic and Teoscar Hernandez have combined for 75 hits and 40 RBI. George Kirby gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 2.62 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Kirby is 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA and 7 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 9 of their last 13 games. The Red Sox have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Alex Verdugo leads the Red Sox with 47 hits and 18 RBI, while Rafael Devers and Justin Turner have combined for 80 hits and 51 RBI. Tanner Houck gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 5.26 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Houck is 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 9-4 in their last 13 overall. The Red Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The under is 6-1 in Mariners last 7 overall. The over is 8-3-1 in Red Sox last 12 overall. The Mariners are 19-46 in the last 65 meetings in Boston and 1-8 in the last 9 meetings.
The Boston Red Sox are due for a bounce back performance, and they should have the edge at home. However, it's the Mariners who have the starting pitching edge with George Kirby on the hill. Tanner Houck has been a mess through 37.2 innings with his 5.26 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. We're getting plus money with the better starting pitcher. Give me the M's.