Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels
|Date & Time||Saturday April 20, 2019, 9:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners +105 / Los Angeles Angels -125 -- Over/Under: 9
The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels meet Saturday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Seattle Mariners look for another win after losing six of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 15 games. The Seattle Mariners are 14-4 this season when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 29 hits and 24 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Tim Beckham have combined for 47 hits and 29 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 4.23 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s first career game against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Angels have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in each of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Angels are 2-10 this season when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 20 hits and 10 RBI while David Fletcher and Mike Trout have combined for 35 hits and 18 RBI. Trevor Cahill gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Cahill is 5-4 with a 3.27 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games, 9-4 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 8-3 in their last 11 vs. American League West. The Angels are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. American League West, 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter and 6-2 in their last 8 home games. The Mariners are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Angels last 7 home games. The over is 4-0 in Kikuchi's last 4 starts overall.
Kikuchi has allowed three or more runs in four of his first five career games and has had issues on the road, despite a very limited sample size obviously. Cahill is never a pitcher I have much confidence in, and in 22 innings this season, he's allowed 19 hits, 11 runs and five homers. The over has hit in each of Kikuchi's last four starts and is 6-4-1 in Cahill's last 11 starts. I don't have a strong lean for a side in this contest, so I'll take my chances with the over.