Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners
The Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners meet for game three of their series at the Ballpark in Arlington. The Rangers are -205 favorites over the Mariners with an over/under run total set at 9.
The Texas Rangers won for the third straight time as they came from behind and knocked off the Seattle Mariners but with the Angels winning in New York all they did was hold their ground in the American League West. Endy Chavez had three hits including a home run, Josh Hamilton had two hits, scored a run, and knocked in a run, and Ian Kinsler homered and scored twice and drove in two runs as the Rangers scored seven runs and banged out nine hits. On the mound starter Alexi Ogando allowed eight hits and six earned runs to not factor in the decision while Neftali Feliz earned his second win of the season in relief. For Wednesday’s game Texas starts Derek Holland who has won his last four decisions. For the season Holland has allowed 148 hits and 68 earned runs while striking out 104 in 140.2 innings of work.
The Seattle Mariners just aren’t too much of a match for anyone let alone the first place team in the division. On Tuesday jack Wilson, Adam Kennedy, Miguel Olivo, and Franklin Gutierrez all had two hits as the Mariners socred six times on 11 hits. On the hill Miguel Pineda allowed five hits and three earned runs while striking out four over six innings but it was Jeff Gray who allowed a hit and two runs after walking three to blow his second save and take his first loss. For Wednesday’s game Seattle looks to bounce back as they start Jason Vargas who has lost his last five decisions. For the season Vargas has allowed 148 hits and 65 earned runs while striking out 95 in 145.2 innings of work.
Texas is 22-5 in their last 27 games as a favorite, 5-1 in their last six home games, and 5-1 in Holland’s last six starts. Seattle is 17-36 in their last 53 games overall, 6-21 in their last 27 road games, and 0-6 in Vargas’ last six starts. Seattle is 8-21 in the last 29 meetings of these two.
Like this series, this game is a mismatch and Texas should have no problems here. Take the Rangers minus the 210.
Texas Rangers -210 Seattle Mariners