Seattle Mariners (18-21) at Baltimore Orioles (17-20)
|Date & Time||Thursday May 21, 2015, 12:35 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -120 / Seattle Mariners +110 --- Over/Under: 8.5
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The Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles play a rubber game Thursday afternoon.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Mariners have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 53 hits and 33 RBI while Kyle Seager and Brad Miller have combined for 35 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have lost five of their last seven road games. J.A. Happ gets the ball, and he’s 3-1 with a 2.98 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Happ is 2-3 with a 2.93 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Orioles have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last eight games. The Orioles have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Jones leads Baltimore with 49 hits and 25 RBI while Jimmy Paredes and Chris Davis have combined for 44 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have split their last eight home games. Chris Tillman takes the hill, and he’s 2-5 with a 6.34 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Tillman is 6-0 with a 2.03 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 4-1 in Happs last 5 starts. The Orioles are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Tillmans last 4 starts. The Orioles are 6-0 in Tillmans last 6 starts vs. Mariners.
I don't trust either of these inconsistent teams. So, I'm just going to pick the home team with the veteran pitcher on the mound.