Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Sunday April 28, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
Seattle Mariners -130 / Texas Rangers +110 -- O/U: 8.5
The Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners meet in the finale of their four game AL West division set from T-Mobile Park in MLB action on Sunday afternoon.
The Texas Rangers will look to salvage a series split after getting on the board with a 15-1 win in game three on Saturday. Rougned Odor, Elvis Andrus, Hunter Pence and Logan Forsythe each had three RBIs, with Odor homering, Andrus going 3 for 6 with a home run and a double, Pence doubling and Forsythe adding a pair of doubles. Joey Gallo, Danny Santana and Nomar Mazara each had an RBI with Gallo hitting a solo homer while Santana had a pair of doubles and Mazara added a two-bagger of his own in the victory. Shin-Soo Choo and Jeff Mathis each had a pair of hits as every Texas player that stepped up to the plate had a base hit in the winning effort. Mike Minor got the win to improve to 3-2 after allowing just one run on three hits while striking out 13 over seven innings of work. Lance Lynn will start game four and is 2-2 with a 6.51 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Lynn’s second career start against Seattle.
The Seattle Mariners will look to bounce back and win the series after dropping game three on Saturday. Domingo Santana’s solo homer accounted for the lone Seattle RBI in the loss, while Mitch Haniger and Ryon Healy each had a hit as Seattle cranked out just three hits as a team in the losing effort. Mike Leake took the loss, falling to 2-3 on the year after allowing nine runs, five earned, on ten hits while striking out four over four innings of work. Erik Swanson will start game four and is 0-2 with a 4.61 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Swanson’s first career start against Texas.
Texas is 1-5 in their last 6 games overall and 4-17 in their last 21 game four matchups while the over is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games overall. Seattle is 2-7 in their last 9 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 division games while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games overall. Texas is 1-5 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Seattle.
The plus money with the Rangers is worth a look considering how well Texas swung the bat on Saturday, but Lynn is coming off of his worst start of the year where he allowed eight runs, and numbers like that won’t fly against the Mariners who have been swinging a hot bat for the better part of the season. Swanson got roughed up a bit in his own right last time up, but he’s given the Mariners a chance to compete in each of his two starts this season, so given the team he has behind him, I’ll lay the juice with Seattle for the series win here.