The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners clash Sunday in game 3 of an MLB series at T-Mobile Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Texas Rangers Betting Preview
The Rangers look for a win after winning 7 of their last 10 games. The Rangers lead the AL West by 1 game. The Rangers pitching staff is 19th in ERA (4.32), 13th in WHIP (1.27) and 10th in quality starts (66). The Rangers' offense is 3rd in runs per game (5.47), 2nd in batting average (.263) and 3rd in homers (233). Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 185 hits and 100 RBI, while Nathaniel Lowe and Corey Seager have combined for 319 hits and 178 RBI. The Rangers didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
Seattle Mariners Betting Preview
The Mariners look for a win after losing 6 of their last 10 games. The Mariners are eliminated from playoff contention. The Mariners pitching staff is 3rd in ERA (3.75), 3rd in WHIP (1.19) and 3rd in quality starts (73). The Mariners' offense is 12th in runs per game (4.72), 20th in batting average (.243) and 11th in homers (209). Julio Rodriguez leads the Mariners with 180 hits and 103 RBI, while Teoscar Hernandez and Ty France have combined for 307 hits and 151 RBI. George Kirby gets the ball, and he is 12-10 with a 3.46 ERA and 165 strikeouts this season. Kirby is 3-0 with a 1.52 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers plus money in this spot is strange when you consider they still have to win to guarantee an AL West title. Yes, the Rangers celebrated yesterday after clinching a spot, but they had to know there's still work to do in this spot. George Kirby and being at home makes the Mariners worth a look, but they also have to be disappointed after falling short of the postseason. Give me the more favorable price with the team that's still playing for something.