Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Friday April 26, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers +155 / Seattle Mariners -168 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Texas Rangers could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Rangers have allowed 31 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last eight games. The Texas Rangers have lost nine of their last 14 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 32 hits and 15 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Gallo have combined for 47 hits and 30 RBI. Shelby Miller gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 7.63 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Miller’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners are 16-5 this season when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 34 hits and 29 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 58 hits and 34 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.68 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s first career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 16-36 in their last 52 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games. The Mariners are 11-4 in their last 15 vs. American League West, 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The Rangers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Seattle and the under is 4-2 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-2 in Mariners last 6 home games. The over is 5-1 in Rangers last 6 overall.
The Texas Rangers continue to be horrible on the road, and there's no reason to think that doesn't continue with Miller allowing 21 hits and 13 earned runs along with 13 walks in 15.1 innings. Kikuchi has had his issues as well, allowing three or more earned runs in each of his last four starts. The difference is the Seattle Mariners consistently put runs on the board and pick their pitchers up. The Texas Rangers don't know how to prevent crooked run innings and keep getting shelled on the road. I have to side with the Mariners at home again.