Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 14, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Detroit Tigers +130 / Seattle Mariners -150
The Seattle Mariners and the Detroit Tigers meet in game two of a three game set in MLB action from Comerica Park on Wednesday.
The Seattle Mariners will look to build on an 11-6 win in game one on Tuesday night. Kyle Seager went 3 for 4 with a trio of home runs and five RBIs while Tom Murphy had a pair of solo home runs. Mallex Smith and Tim Lopes each had a double and an RBI while J.P. Crawford added an RBI as well in the win. Dee Gordon and Austin Nola each had a base hit as well to round out Seattle’s offense as a team in the victory. Yusei Kikuchi allowed five runs on nine hits over 3.1 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Zac Grotz got the win to improve to 1-0 on the year. Marco Gonzales will start game two and is 12-9 with a 4.25 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gonzales is 1-1 with a 2.41 ERA and 13 strikeouts against Detroit.
The Detroit Tigers will look to rebound after losing game one on Tuesday for their third straight defeat. Jake Rogers had a home run and two RBIs while John Hicks added a solo home run and Miguel Cabrera and Jordy Mercer each had a double and an RBI. Dawel Lugo went 2 for 4 with a double and Travis Demeritte had a pair of hits as well. Niko Goodrum and Brandon Dixon each chipped in a double while Ronny Rodriguez added a base hit to cap off Detroit’s offense as a team in defeat. Matt Boyd took the loss, falling to 6-9 on the year after giving up seven runs, six earned, on seven hits while striking out four over 5.1 innings of work. Edwin Jackson will start game two and is 2-5 with a 9.35 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. In his career, Jackson is 5-0 with a 1.85 ERA and 24 strikeouts against Seattle.
Seattle is 2-8 in their last 10 games overall and 11-34 in their last 45 road games while the over is 21-6-2 in their last 29 games against the AL Central. Detroit is 10-42 in their last 52 games overall and 13-50 in their last 63 games against the AL West while the over is 17-7-2 in their last 26 games against a left-handed starter. Seattle is 18-4 in the last 22 meetings between these two teams.
Jackson has had a lot of success against Seattle in his career, and had a solid showing in his first start for the Tigers this year, so a look at the plus money could be worth checking. But then you realize that the Tigers are still the Tigers and Jackson has been lit up like a Christmas tree for most of the season so far and having a team that can’t give you much run support isn’t a great spot to be in as Detroit is one of the more offensively inept teams in the majors this year, despite a decent showing in Tuesday’s opener. Gonzales has allowed two earned runs or less in eight of his last 11 starts and while I’m not looking to lay juice with a team like Seattle on the road, I just think they have a couple of advantages that make them the play on Wednesday.