Minnesota Twins (21-25) at Seattle Mariners (30-20)
|Date & Time||Saturday May 26, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners -135 / Minnesota Twins +125 --- Over/Under: 8
The Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Minnesota Twins could use a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Twins have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Minnesota Twins have won six of their last nine games when scoring more than one run. Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 52 hits and 28 RBI while Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar have combined for 90 hits and 40 RBI. Jake Odorizzi gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 3.17 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 1-3 with a 4.11 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Mariners have allowed five runs in their last three games and four or less runs in their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have won seven of their last nine games when allowing four or less runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 66 hits and 33 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 107 hits and 50 RBI. Wade LeBlanc gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.65 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. LeBlanc is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 7-2 in their last 9 road games and 4-0 in Odorizzis last 4 starts during game 2 of a series. The Mariners are 7-1 in their last 8 Saturday games, 8-0 in LeBlancs last 8 home starts and 8-1 in LeBlancs last 9 starts. The Twins are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Seattle and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Odorizzi has been really impressive this season, which includes allowing just two runs in his last 16.2 innings. LeBlanc has been one of the better pitchers this season who isn't talked about, and he's allowed just two runs in his last 11.1 innings. The difference for me is that the Seattle Mariners have been red hot since Robinson Cano has been handed an 80 game suspension and it's getting tough to bet against this club. The fact we're getting two hot pitchers and a cheap price, I give the edge to the Mariners at home.