Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 9:10 PM (T-Mobile Park)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +115 / Seattle Mariners -135 -- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners meet Tuesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Royals have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Kansas City Royals have won four of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 90 hits and 33 RBI while Adalberto Mondesi and Alex Gordon have combined for 144 hits and 83 RBI. Homer Bailey gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 5.37 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. This will be Bailey’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Mariners have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners have won six of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 78 hits and 49 RBI while Omar Narvaez and Mitch Haniger have combined for 109 hits and 57 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 4.78 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s second career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 5-17 in their last 22 during game 2 of a series, 11-41 in their last 52 vs. American League West and 1-4 in Bailey's last 5 road starts. The Mariners are 8-21 in their last 29 home games, 7-19 in their last 26 Tuesday games and 0-4 in Kikuchi's last 4 starts. The Royals are 1-9 in the last 10 meetings and the over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings. The over is 12-1-1 in Kikuchi's last 14 starts overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Royals last 8 overall.
Bailey isn't the most trustworthy pitcher in the world, and he's allowing a 6.75 ERA and a .286 batting average on the road this season. Kikuchi has fallen off the wagon as of late, allowing 17 earned runs in his last four starts and having a major issue keeping the ball inside the park. Kikuchi has given up 10 homers since the month of May and the Mariners have lost his last four starts. I've been fading the M's for the last month or so, but I'm not thrilled to back the Royals or Bailey. With both pitchers being shaky at best, I'll side with the over in this contest instead of picking a side.