Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners
The Seattle Mariners try and dig themselves out of the American League West basement as they host the Detroit Tigers.Â The Detroit Tigers are -125 favorites over the Seattle Mariners with an over/under total of 7.5 runs.
The Seattle Mariners were one of the worst teams in baseball a year ago and thus far this year they aren’t too far ahead of where they were. The Mariners are six games back in the AL West as they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 have been outscored badly this season 52-84. As a team Seattle is hitting .214 with Justin Smoak leading at .300, Ichiro Suzuki at .254, and Milton Bradley at .241. As a staff the M’s have an ERA of 4.89 with the starters at 4.74 and the bullpen at 5.26. For game one against the Tigers Seattle starts Jason Vargas for the fourth time this year. Thus far Vargas has allowed 19 hits and nine runs while stroking out 14 in 16.2 innings of work.
The Detroit Tigers have dropped two in a row and they hit Seattle four and a half games out of first in the AL Central. The Tigers have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games and have been outscored 65-77 this year. As a team Detroit is hitting .246 with Miguel Cabrera hitting .304, Brennan Boesch hitting .280, and Jhonny Peralta hitting .255. As a team Detroit’s pitching staff has an ERA 4.81 with the starters at 4.70 and the bullpen at 5.08. For game one in Seattle Detroit starts Max Scherzer who is unbeaten thus far this year. For the season Scherzer has allowed 23 hits and nine runs while striking out 16 in 17 innings of work.
Seattle is 17-39 in their last 46 games overall, 3-8 in their last 11 home games, and 0-5 in Vargas’ last five home starts. Detroit is 4-2 in their last six against the AL West, 5-12 in their last 17 road games, and 0-7 in Scherzer’s last seven road starts against a team with a losing record. Detroit is 1-4 in their last five games in Seattle.
Detroit struggles on the road but Seattle just struggles in general.Â The Tigers have proven more often they can win.Â Ill take the Detroit Tigers -125.
Detroit Tigers -125 Seattle Mariners
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