Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics
|Date & Time||Sunday May 26, 2019, 4:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners +142 / Oakland Athletics -155 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics meet Sunday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have lost five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 57 hits and 41 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 93 hits and 47 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 4.73 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Leake is 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Athletics have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 55 hits and 22 RBI while Stephen Piscotty and Matt Chapman have combined for 101 hits and 49 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 4.14 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 8-5 with a 2.38 ERA and 90 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 2-15 in their last 17 road games, 0-4 in their last 4 vs. American League West and 1-6 in Leake's last 7 starts. The Athletics are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League West, 47-21 in their last 68 home games and 5-1 in Anderson's last 6 home starts. The Mariners are 24-11 in the last 35 meetings in Oakland and 4-2 in the last 6 meetings, while the Athletics are 1-4 in Anderson's last 5 starts vs. Mariners. The over is 7-2 in Anderson's last 9 starts overall. The over is 8-3 in Leake's last 11 starts overall.
Neither of these pitchers have been tough to hit this season, but Anderson has been better than Leake, who is coming off a game where he allowed seven runs in five innings and is giving up a .301 batting average. Anderson is allowing a .255 batting average and has given up three or less runs in seven of his 10 starts. Oh, there's also the fact the Mariners have won just seven games sine April 21, while the A's are one of the hotter teams in baseball and are swinging the bats like they did last year when they made that playoff push. Give me the Athletics for the sweep.