Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Sunday May 19, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Twins -120 / Seattle Mariners +100 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners meet Sunday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Twins have scored 36 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Twins have won 20 of their last 23 games when scoring four or more runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 55 hits and 20 RBI while Eddie Rosario and Jonathan Schoop have combined for 81 hits and 53 RBI. Kyle Gibson gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 4.26 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 4-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners need a win here after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Seattle Mariners have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 49 hits and 37 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 86 hits and 43 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.64 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s first career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games, 6-1 in Gibson's last 7 road starts and 9-2 in Gibson's last 11 starts. The Mariners are 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games, 4-12 in their last 16 home games and 4-1 in Kikuchi's last 5 starts. The Twins are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and 7-1 in Gibson's last 8 starts vs. Mariners. The over is 7-1-1 in Kikuchi's last 9 starts overall. The over is 4-1 in Gibson's last 5 road starts.
Gibson has been shaky at times this season, but he's been good enough for the Twins to win six of his eight starts. Kikuchi is off to a promising start to his MLB career, allowing 22 earned runs in 54.1 innings while striking out 43, and the Mariners have won five of his last seven starts. With that said, the Mariners remain fade material in their current stretch, as they're a team that can't put together consistent offense and the pitching staff has allowed 36 runs in this series. I've said it in the last two Mariners write ups and I'll say it again here, I'm fading this squad until they get their act together.