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Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners - 5/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians
Date & Time Sunday May 5, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Progressive Field
Cleveland, OH
The Line
Cleveland Indians -135 / Seattle Mariners +115 -- O/U: 9.5
TV Channel
ROOT-Northwest, SportsTime Ohio
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The Seattle Mariners and the Cleveland Indians meet in the finale of their three game set in MLB action from Progressive Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Seattle Mariners will look to avoid the sweep and snap a 6-game losing streak after a 5-4 loss in game two on Saturday. All of Seattle’s damage on the board came via solo homers as Daniel Vogelbach, Edwin Encarnacion, Tim Beckham and Dylan Moore each had solo shots while Mitch Haniger went 2 for 4 with a double to wrap up Seattle’s offense as a team in the losing effort. Mike Leake went six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out four, not factoring in the decision. Connor Sadzeck took the loss to fall to 0-1 this season. Erik Swanson will start game three and is 0-3 with a 6.62 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. This will be Swanson’s second career start against Cleveland.

The Cleveland Indians will look to keep the momentum going and complete the sweep after taking game two on Saturday. Carlos Santana went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs while Francisco Lindor had a solo home run and Jake Bauers and Roberto Perez each had an RBI with Bauers going 2 for 3 at the dish. Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis each had a double to cap off Cleveland’s offense as a team in the winning effort. Carlos Carrasco went 7.2 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out nine, not factoring in the decision. Tyler Olson got the win to improve to 1-0 on the year while Brad Hand closed out the 9th for his 10th save of the year. Cody Anderson will start game three and is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and 5 strikeouts this season. In his career, Anderson is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA and 8 strikeouts against Seattle.

Seattle is 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 0-6 in their last 6 games overall while the over is 15-5-1 in their last 21 road games. Cleveland is 2-7 in Anderson’s last 9 starts and 8-3 in their last 11 home games while the under is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games against the AL West. Seattle is 0-5 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

The plus money with the Mariners is tempting considering that the Mariners are probably due for a breakout performance but the issue is that Swanson hasn’t been very good in his last couple of starts, allowing 15 runs, 10 earned in his last two starts spanning just 9.2 innings of work. Anderson hasn’t had a start yet this season and hasn’t had much luck against the Mariners in his career, but the Tribe have been the better team in the first two games of the series and in their current form, there’s no backing Seattle so I’ll lay the juice with Cleveland in this spot.

Pick:
Cleveland -135

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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