Seattle Mariners (85-69) at Texas Rangers (65-89)
|Date & Time||Sunday September 23, 2018, 3:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers +120 / Seattle Mariners -140 --- Over/Under: 10.5
The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers meet Sunday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Seattle Mariners look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Mariners have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 170 hits and 61 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 311 hits and 123 RBI. Wade LeBlanc gets the ball, and he is 8-4 with a 3.49 ERA and 119 strikeouts this season. LeBlanc is 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Texas Rangers could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Rangers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Texas Rangers have lost 19 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with 145 hits and 62 RBI while Jurickson Profar and Nomar Mazara have combined for 247 hits and 148 RBI. Martin Perez gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 6.33 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Perez is 7-4 with a 3.30 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 5-0 in LeBlancs last 5 road starts and 21-9 in LeBlancs last 30 starts. The Rangers are 18-39 in their last 57 Sunday games, 0-4 in Perezs last 4 home starts and 0-4 in Perezs last 4 starts. The Mariners are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Texas, 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Texas Rangers continue to stink up the joint, and they're throwing out a pitcher in Perez who is allowing a .335 batting average on the season and has given up 16 homers in 79.2 innings. LeBlanc has allowed one or less runs in five of his last eight games and has a solid 3.36 ERA on the road this season. Backing the Rangers these days just isn't an option, especially with a downright brutal pitcher on the hill. I'll lay the reasonable price with the Mariners.