Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners
The Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners meet for game two of their series at the Ballpark at Arlington. The Rangers are -190 favorites over the Mariners with an over/under run total set at 8.
With the Angels hot on their heels but with an off night the Texas Rangers took advantage and extended their lead in the American League West with a win on Monday. Nelson Cruz homered, had three hits, drove in two runs, and scored three times and Yorvit Torreable and Mitch Moreland both had three hits as well as the Rangers converted 15 hits into nine runs in the blowout win. On the mound Matt Harrison allowed five hits and two earned runs while striking out six over seven innings of work for his 10th win of the season. For Tuesday’s game Texas starts Alexi Ogando who won his last time out to end a personal two game losing streak. For the season Ogando has allowed 106 hits and 42 earned runs while striking out 100 in 131.1 innings of work.
The Seattle Mariners are getting accustomed to losing and that isn’t a good thing with still plenty of baseball left to play. Jack Wilson had two hits and two RBI’s, Franklin Gutierrez had two hits, and Matt Carp and Ichiro Suzuki each had a hit as Seattle scored two runs off of six hits. On the mound Carl Furbush allowed eight hits and seven runs over four innings of work to take his fourth loss of the year. For Tuesday’s game Seattle starts Michael Pineda who won last time out after losing his prior three decisions. For the season Pineda has allowed 97 hits and 51 earned runs while striking out 133 in 130 innings of work.
Texas is 21-6 in their last 27 games as a home favorite, 14-4 in their last 18 home games, and 6-2 in Ogando’s last eight home starts. Seattle is 7-21 in their last 28 road games, 5-22 in their last 27 against a team with a winning record, and 1-6 in Pineda’s last seven road starts. Seattle is 0-5 in the last five meetings.
These two pitchers don’t give up much so we can expect one of the lower scoring meetings of these two. Take the under 8 here.