Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Monday May 13, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Oakland Athletics +105 / Seattle Mariners -125 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners meet Monday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Oakland Athletics have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 45 hits and 18 RBI while Matt Chapman and Stephen Piscotty have combined for 82 hits and 43 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 5.48 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 2-2 with a 6.91 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing 12 of their last 14 games. The Mariners have allowed 34 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 15 games. The Seattle Mariners have lost 12 straight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 47 hits and 36 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 80 hits and 40 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.54 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s second career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League West, 1-4 in Fiers' last 5 road starts and 6-1 in Fiers' last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. The Mariners are 11-4 in their last 15 Monday games, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 home games. The Athletics are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Seattle and the over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 6-1-1 in Kikuchis last 8 starts overall. The over is 4-1 in Fiers' last 5 road starts.
The Seattle Mariners are a complete mess right now and probably shouldn't be favored in their current form, but they've played the A's well this season and Kikuchi has been solid this season, especially lately where he's given up six hits and two runs in his last 14.2 innings. Fiers just threw 131 pitches a few days ago, and even with a no-hitter, he has an ERA well over five and has had trouble keeping the ball in the park. It's going to be interesting to see how Fiers rebounds after throwing so many pitches. This feels like a good spot to back the Seattle Mariners and the cheap price at home.