Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Friday July 5, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Oakland Athletics -141 / Seattle Mariners +120 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Athletics have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 14 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 95 hits and 41 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 166 hits and 95 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 8-5 with a 3.92 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 9-5 with a 2.34 ERA and 94 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Seattle Mariners have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 97 hits and 63 RBI while Omar Narvaez and Mallex Smith have combined for 135 hits and 54 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 5.12 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Kikuchi is 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 4-0 in Andersons last 4 road starts and 4-1 in Andersons last 5 starts. The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games, 7-19 in their last 26 vs. American League West and 1-6 in Kikuchis last 7 starts. The Athletics are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in Seattle and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle. The over is 15-1-1 in Kikuchis last 17 starts overall. The under is 5-2 in Andersons last 7 starts overall.
Anderson has been a consistent pitcher this season and has been better on the road than at home, where he has a 3.46 ERA and .239 allowed batting average. Anderson is coming off a road game against the Angels where he allowed two hits and zero runs through 7.2 innings. Kikuchi continues the free fall, which includes giving up 35 hits and 19 earned runs in his last 24.1 innings with 15 walks. In his last two starts against Oakland, Kikuchi has allowed 15 hits and seven earned runs in 9.1 innings. The Mariners are back to their losing ways and their rookie pitcher is looking more and more like a rookie. Give me the A's and the cheap price.