Seattle Mariners (3-3) at Minnesota Twins (4-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday April 7, 2018, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
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The Line: Minnesota Twins -135 / Seattle Mariners +125 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins meet Saturday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Seattle Mariners look for a strong road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Mariners have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in each of their last five games. The Seattle Mariners have lost 13 of their last 16 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Dee Gordon leads the Mariners with 10 hits and one RBI while Robinson Cano and Jean Segura have combined for 19 hits and four RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Leake is 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins look for anther victory to build on their solid 4-2 start to the MLB season. The Twins have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in each of their last five games. The Minnesota Twins have now won 17 of their last 20 regular season games when scoring more than three runs. Brian Dozier leads the Twins with eight hits and four RBI while Miguel Sano and Eduardo Escobar have combined for 14 hits and 12 RBI. Jose Berrios gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Berrios’ second career game against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 8-3 in their last 11 games following an off day, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 road games. The Twins are 5-2 in their last 7 games following an off day, 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 8-0 in Berrios' last 8 home starts. The under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota.
The Seattle Mariners have enough offense that makes them a live dog in most spots, but Leake was awful on the road last season, allowing a .282 batting average and a 4.77 ERA. Berrios pitched a complete game shutout against the Baltimore Orioles on the road in his debut, and last season at home, he had an ERA of 2.41 and an allowed batting average of .199 in 67.1 innings. The Twins also haven't lost a home game with Berrios on the mound since May 30 against the Houston Astros. Just lights out when pitching at Target Field. Give me the Twins and the cheap price.