Minnesota Twins (21-24) at Seattle Mariners (29-20)
|Date & Time||Friday May 25, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners -180 / Minnesota Twins +170 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Minnesota Twins could use a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Twins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Minnesota Twins have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 52 hits and 28 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier have combined for 89 hits and 40 RBI. Fernando Romero gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 1.66 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Romero’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for another victory after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Mariners have allowed six runs in their last three games and four or less runs in their last seven games. The Seattle Mariners have won 16 of their last 20 games when allowing four or less runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 65 hits and 33 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 106 hits and 49 RBI. James Paxton gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 3.30 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Paxton is 2-1 with a 2.91 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 7-2 in their last 9 road games, 3-9 in their last 12 during game 1 of a series and 0-6 in their last 6 games following an off day. The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League Central, 9-4 in their last 13 during game 1 of a series and 6-2 in Paxtons last 8 starts. The Twins are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Seattle and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
This is a lot of juice to lay, but Paxton has been one of the top pitchers in baseball who isn't being talked about, as he's allowed three or less runs in each of his last five starts and has given up a combined five runs in his last 31 innings. Paxton is allowing a .194 batting average on the season and a .179 batting average at home. Just lights out stuff. Give me the Mariners.