Mariners at Athletics 5/24/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:13 PM ET

Mariners at Athletics 5/24/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

AL West Division foes will battle on Thursday afternoon, when the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics wrap up a three-game set. The Mariners have won five straight games and are ten games above .500 overall. Last night, SP Marco Gonzales struck out six batters over seven frames during a 1-0 victory. Seattle trails Houston by two games for the division lead.

Thirty-two year old righty Felix Hernandez (5-3 5.53 ERA) will make his 11th start of the season for the Mariners. Last time out, Hernandez gave up three runs over six frames during a 5-4 victory versus Detroit.

The Oakland Athletics have scored just two runs over the first two games of this series and are a game above .500 overall. On Wednesday, the Athletics scratched together just three hits in defeat. SP Daniel Gossett (0-2) allowed just one unearned run and struck out five batters over seven innings.

Twenty-six year old year old southpaw Sean Manaea (5-4 2.71 ERA) will head to the hill for the Athletics. Through 66 plus innings, Manaea has struck out 51 batters and owns a sparkling 0.86 WHIP.

Seattle 2B Dee Gordon has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a toe injury. Through 48 games, Seattle ranks 9th in batting average and 11th in runs scored. For the season, Oakland ranks 12th in batting average and 9th in runs scored. Take Oakland to salvage the final game of this series. Final Score Prediction, Oakland Athletics win 4-3.

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