Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 28, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers +134 / Seattle Mariners -146 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners meet Tuesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Texas Rangers could use a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Rangers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Texas Rangers have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 54 hits and 26 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have combined for 98 hits and 47 RBI. Adrian Sampson gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.44 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Sampson is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look to win back-to-back games for the third time since April 21. The Mariners have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 59 hits and 42 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 94 hits and 47 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 3.41 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Gonzales is 4-2 with a 2.38 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 15-37 in their last 52 road games, 5-16 in their last 21 Tuesday games and 0-5 in Sampson's last 5 road starts. The Mariners are 5-13 in their last 18 home games, 1-7 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in Gonzales' last 5 starts. The Rangers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 9-2-1 in Mariners last 12 home games. The over is 4-1 in Sampson's last 5 starts overall.
Sampson has been iffy this season and has been at his worst on the road where he has an ERA of 6.19 and a .323 allowed batting average. Not to mention the Texas Rangers absolutely blow chunks on the road. Gonzales has allowed three or less runs in seven of his last 10 starts and he's kind of due for a victory after the Mariners have blown his last five games. One win doesn't change much for the Mariners and you should still be treading lightly, but I'm not backing Sampson on the road. I'll take the M's to get a rare second straight win.