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Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners - 5/23/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners (28-19) at Oakland Athletics (25-23)
Date & Time Wednesday May 23, 2018, 10:05 PM (EDT)
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MLB | Seattle Mariners (28-19) at Oakland Athletics (25-23)
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The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Mariners have allowed six runs in their last three games and four or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring four or less runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 62 hits and 33 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 106 hits and 49 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 4.66 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Gonzales is 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a bounce back performance after winning six of their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Oakland Athletics have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than two runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 58 hits and 24 RBI while Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis have combined for 101 hits and 75 RBI. Daniel Gossett gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 11.05 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Gossett is 0-3 with a 9.49 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Mariners are 9-4 in their last 13 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-4 in Gonzales' last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Athletics are 8-3 in their last 11 Wednesday games, 1-4 in Gossetts last 5 home starts and 0-4 in Gossetts last 4 starts. The Mariners are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in Oakland and 12-3 in the last 15 meetings.

Gonzales simply hasn't been good this season and is allowing a .312 batting average. On the road, Gonzales is allowing a .321 batting average with an ERA over four. Gossett has pitched just 7.1 innings this season and has been rocked in all seven of them. This is going to be a mess, but I give the edge to the A's because of the consistent offense. The Oakland Athletics hit the ball very well at home and usually bounce back nicely after a loss. It won't be pretty, but the A's should grind out a victory.

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Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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