The Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers meet Saturday in MLB action at Comerica 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 6 of their last 9 games. The Mariners have won 6 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ty France leads the Mariners with 39 hits and 19 RBI, while Jarred Kelenic and Julio Rodriguez have combined for 71 hits and 37 RBI. Bryce Miller gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. This will be Miller’s first carer game against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers have scored 7 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 10 games. The Tigers have won 9 of their last 12 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Riley Greene leads the Tigers with 39 hits and 15 RBI, while Javier Baez and Spencer Torkelson have combined for 65 hits and 33 RBI. Alex Faedo gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and 1 strikeout this season. This will be Faedo’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Mariners last 5 overall. The over is 6-1 in Tigers last 7 Saturday games. The Mariners are 27-11 in the last 38 meetings.
We have two young pitchers who haven't pitched much this season, so that's a bit of a wash. The Seattle Mariners are the better team on paper, but the Tigers' offense has come along over the last week or so, and that makes them attractive as underdogs, especially at home. I'll take a chance with the Tigers and the quick turnaround.