Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners meet for game three of their series after splitting the first two games. The Blue Jays are -150 favorites over the Mariners with an over/under run total set at 8.5.
After losing Friday Night the Toronto Blue Jays didn’t give an inch on Saturday easily beating the Mariners. Edward Encarnacion hit a grand slam giving him two hits and five RBI’s for the game, Adam Lind had two hits, and Kelly Johnson had two hits and scored two runs. On the mound Brandon Morrow allowed just five hits while striking out nine over six scoreless innings to earn his second win of the year. For Sunday’s game Toronto starts Henderson Alvarez who has yet to win a game this season. SO far this year Alvarez has allowed 21 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out eight over 26.1 innings of work for a 4.10 ERA.
The Seattle Mariners lost for the first time on Saturday after winning four in a row and they look to bounce back in this spot. On Saturday Ichiro Suzuki had two hits, Kyle Seagar had two hits, and Michael Saunders had a hit as the Mariners had six hits but failed to score a run. On the mound Kevin Millwood allowed seven hits and one earned run while striking out four over seven innings to take the loss but Hisashi Iwakuma allowed three hits and four runs . For Sunday’s game Seattle starts Jason Vargas who has won three of his four starts this season. For the year Vargas has allowed 24 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 23 over 31.1 innings of work for a 3.45 ERA.
Toronto is 2-7 in their last nine games as a home favorite, 0-5 in their last five games overall, and 0-5 in Alvarez’s last five starts. Seattle is 4-1 in their last five road games, 2-8 in their last 10 games against the A.L. East, and 7-2 in Vargas’ last nine starts. Seattle is 2-7 in the last nine meetings of these two.
The total is set at 8.5 but I have this one staying under that number and my play is the under.