Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Saturday April 27, 2019, 9:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers +100 / Seattle Mariners -125 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Texas Rangers could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Rangers have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last nine games. The Texas Rangers have lost 10 of their last 15 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. Mike Minor gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.21 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Minor is 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for another win after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners are 17-5 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. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 4.30 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Leake is 1-1 with a 2.92 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. American League West, 16-36 in their last 52 road games and 2-5 in Minors last 7 starts. The Mariners are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games, 10-4 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Leakes last 5 home starts. The Rangers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Seattle, 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and 0-4 in Minors last 4 starts vs. Mariners. The over is 5-1 in Leakes last 6 starts overall. The under is 15-7-1 in Minors last 23 starts overall.
At this point the Texas Rangers are just automatic fades on the road no matter who they're playing, what the pitching matchup is or what's going on overall. The Rangers just can't win on the road and the pitching staff gets rocked more times than not. The Seattle Mariners seem to have gotten back on track a little bit and Leake has won 14 of his last 16 home starts as a favorite. I'll gladly side with the Mariners and the cheap price.