Baltimore Orioles (41-98) at Seattle Mariners (77-62)
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 5, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners -220 / Baltimore Orioles +203 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Baltimore Orioles could use another win after losing 12 of their last 16 games. The Orioles have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 11 games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost 11 straight games when scoring under five runs. Adam Jones leads the Orioles with 144 hits and 55 RBI while Trey Mancini and Mark Trumbo have combined for 207 hits and 95 RBI. Andrew Cashner gets the ball, and he is 4-13 with a 4.86 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. Cashner is 2-4 with a 4.09 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners also need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Mariners have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners have lost six of their last seven games when scoring five or less runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 163 hits and 60 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 278 hits and 111 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 8-9 with a 4.25 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. Leake is 0-0 with a 7.36 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 7-15 in their last 22 Wednesday games, 13-50 in their last 63 road games and 7-17 in Cashners last 24 starts. The Mariners are 4-9 in their last 13 home games, 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 9-3 in Leakes last 12 starts with 4 days of rest. The Orioles are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Seattle, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Even with last nights victory, the Baltimore Orioles continue to be money burning machines and don't win back-to-back games often. Casher has an ERA of 5.27 with an allowed batting average of .310 on the road this season. Leake has been rocked in his last two starts and is giving up a .280 batting average on the season. I'm tired of backing the Mariners in games they should win, and I'm certainly not backing the worst team in baseball that's put bettors in a hole all year. Instead, I'll take the over. Both pitchers have been shaky at best.