Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners

Oakland Athletics (5-9) vs. Seattle Mariners (7-4)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 15th, 2018 at 4:10p.m. (Safeco Field)

Line: A’s -114

Over/ Under: 8.5


The Oakland Athletics have been in a minor slump to start the season, and look to avoid the sweep in Seattle tonight. The Athletics have struggled on the defensive side of the diamond, allowing 23 runs in their last 3 games. When allowing 3 runs or more, the Athletics are 2-8 on the season so far. Jed Lowrie leads the A’s in the hitting column with 21 hits on the year. Matt Chapman and Khris Davis each have 5 home runs this season. On the mound for the A’s is Sean Manaea who is 1-2 with a 1.74 ERA. Against the Mariners in his career, Manaea is 3-3 with a 4.32 ERA against Seattle in his career. Manaea looks to build on his hot start to the year, and if provided run support can put the A’s in a great position to steal the 3rd game of the series in Seattle.

The Seattle Mariners are currently riding a 4-game winning streak and have scored 17 runs in this series already. When scoring two or more runs, the Mariners have won 7 games in a row. Leading the Mariners in batting is Dee Gordon with 18 hits, while Mitch Haniger leads in home runs with 4 on the young season. On the mound for Seattle is King Felix, better known as Felix Hernandez. Hernandez is 2-1 with a 6.60 ERA so far this year. Over the course of his career, he has dominated Oakland posting a 25-9 record with a 2.60 ERA.

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The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 7 games

Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Oakland is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing Seattle


Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games at home

Seattle is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Oakland


Over the course of history, Seattle has dominated this divisional matchup. Both teams send out starters that are more than capable of making quality starts, and this game will be closer than many of the previous matchups. Oakland avoids the sweep tonight in Seattle.

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Daniel Ringel

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