Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Sunday August 11, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Seattle Mariners -- Over/Under:
The Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners meet Sunday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Rays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won nine straight games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 111 hits and 49 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Austin Meadows have combined for 210 hits and 110 RBI. Ryan Yarbrough gets the ball, and he is 10-3 with a 3.90 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. This will be Yarbrough’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 14 games. The Seattle Mariners have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 113 hits and 69 RBI while Omar Narvaez and Mallex Smith have combined for 181 hits and 69 RBI. Wade LeBlanc gets the ball, and he is 6-5 with a 5.38 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. This will be LeBlanc’s second career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 21-5 in their last 26 Sunday games, 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Yarbrough's last 4 road starts. The Mariners are 6-2 in their last 8 home games, 2-8 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 Sunday games. The Rays are 1-9 in the last 10 meetings in Seattle and 8-22 in the last 30 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Mariners last 5 overall. The Rays are 8-2 in their last 10 overall.
Yarbrough has allowed 22 hits and eight earned runs in his last 29.2 innings, and he has a 2.63 ERA and .184 allowed batting average on the road. LeBlanc has allowed 40 hits and 22 earned runs in his last 35.2 innings, and he has a 4.12 ERA and .241 allowed batting average at home. The Tampa Bay Rays have a decent pitching advantage here, and they're playing a Mariners squad that's back to their losing ways and can't score runs. The Rays should be able to cruise to a comfortable victory here.