Oakland Athletics (95-62) at Seattle Mariners (85-71)
|Date & Time||Tuesday September 25, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners -105 / Oakland Athletics -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners meet Tuesday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Athletics have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Oakland Athletics have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than one run. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 157 hits and 65 RBI while Jed Lowrie and Matt Chapman have combined for 302 hits and 163 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 3.96 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 8-4 with a 1.82 ERA and 82 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 17 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 172 hits and 61 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 312 hits and 125 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 10-10 with a 4.10 ERA and 117 strikeouts this season. Leake is 1-2 with a 3.48 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 22-5 in their last 27 during game 2 of a series, 9-4 in their last 13 Tuesday games and 0-4 in Andersons last 4 road starts. The Mariners are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series, 1-10 in their last 11 Tuesday games and 7-3 in Leakes last 10 home starts. The Athletics are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Seattle, 8-17 in the last 25 meetings and 4-0 in Andersons last 4 road starts vs. Mariners.
There's some teams in sports that you just ride night in and night out, and the Oakland A's have been one of those teams for me. The Oakland Atheltics are one of the best teams in baseball but for whatever reason continue to get these cheap prices more times than not. I'll keep taking them. The Seattle Mariners are struggling to score runs and are playing like a team that has given up after such a promising first half of the season. And while the A's clinched a postseason berth, they're going to keep trying to win in hopes of hosting that wild card game next Wednesday. Give me the A's.