Boston Red Sox (47-22) at Seattle Mariners (44-24)
|Date & Time||Thursday June 14, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners +130 / Boston Red Sox -140 --- Over/Under: 8
The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners meet Thursday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Boston Red Sox look for another victory after winning eight f their last 11 games. The Red Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Boston Red Sox have won seven straight games when scoring more than two runs. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 77 hits and 55 RBI while Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts have combined for 144 hits and 84 RBI. David Price gets the ball, and he is 7-4 with a 4.00 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Price is 3-1 with a 2.62 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Mariners have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Seattle Mariners have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 95 hits and 42 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 134 hits and 67 RBI. Felix Hernandez gets the ball, and he is 6-5 with a 5.70 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 8-4 with a 4.01 ERA and 114 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series, 5-2 in Prices last 7 road starts and 6-0 in Prices last 6 starts. The Mariners are 13-3 in their last 16 home games, 5-2 in their last 7 Thursday games and 29-14 in Hernandezs last 43 starts with 4 days of rest. The Mariners are 5-1 in Hernandezs last 6 home starts vs. Red Sox and the under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Price has looked like the Price of old in his last six starts, and he should be the favorite over a pitcher in Hernandez who is a shell of himself. Hernandez is allowing a .258 batting average this season and has allowed four or more runs in six of his last seven starts. With that said, the Seattle Mariners remain possibly the hottest team in baseball, and pitching matchup aside, getting plus money with them at home is tough to pass up. You're talking about a Mariners team that's lost five games since May 18. Give me Seattle.