Los Angeles Angels (20-12) at Seattle Mariners (18-13)
|Date & Time||Saturday May 5, 2018, 9:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners +105 / Los Angeles Angels -115 --- Over/Under: 8
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Los Angeles Angels look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Angels have scored 27 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 37 hits and 20 RBI while Mike Trout and Albert Pujols have combined for 69 hits and 40 RBI. Tyler Skaggs gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 3.03 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 1-2 with a 4.81 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a bounce back win here after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than two runs. Dee Gordon leads the Mariners with 45 hits and eight RBI while Jean Segura and Robinson Cano have combined for 70 hits and 40 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 5.02 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Gonzales is 0-0 with a 3.24 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 19-7 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series, 4-0 in Skaggs' last 4 road starts and 6-2 in Skaggs' last 8 starts. The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games, 4-2 in their last 6 overall and 0-4 in Gonzales' last 4 starts with 5 days of rest. The Angels are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Seattle, 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and the over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Gonzales has been better as of late, but he's still a pitcher who is allowing a .302 batting average and an ERA over five in 28.2 innings. At home in eight innings this season, Gonzales is allowing a .313 batting average with an ERA of 7.88. Skaggs has allowed two or less runs in five of his six starts, is averaging almost a strikeout per inning and is allowing just a .222 batting average in 32.2 innings. Not to mention the Angels can't seem to lose on the road. The Angels and the cheap price seems like the play here.