Mariners at Twins 6/13/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins
MLB: 1:10 PM EST
Jun. 13, 2019
In Thursday afternoon MLB action, the Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins will conclude their series from Target Field. Last night, Daniel Vogelbach had four hits, including his 17th home run of the season , during a 9-6 victory in ten innings. Leadoff hitter Mallex Smith added three hits and scored a run for the Mariners, who are 13 games below .500 overall.
Twenty-seven year old southpaw Yusei Kikuchi (3-4 4.99 ERA) will make his 15th career major league start for the Mariners. Kikuchi kas lost three straight starts and has been tagged for 16 runs over his last 10 frames.
The Minnesota Twins have won 20 of their 30 home games and are running away with the AL Central Division. On Wednesday, Minnesota erased a 6-1 deficit entering the bottom of the eighth inning before falling in extras. Marwin Gonzalez, Max Kepler, and Byron Buxton each went deep for the Twins, who lead the Indians by 10.5 games for first place.
Imposing right-hander Michael Pineda (4-3 5.34 ERA) has battled injuries the last couple of seasons. Last time out, Pineda gave up eight hits and three runs in five innings during a 6-3 road victory against Detroit.
Recent Betting Trends:
Mariners are 7-19 in their last 26 road games.
Twins are 44-11 in their last 55 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Over is 6-1 in Kikuchis last 7 road starts.
Over is 7-1-1 in Twins last 9 during game 3 of a series.
Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: OVER 10.5
Seattle SP Felix Hernandez (lat) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend. Through 71 games, Seattle ranks 12th in OPS and 3rd in runs scored. For the season, Minnesota ranks 1st in OPS and 1st in runs scored. Look for another slugfest on Thursday. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Twins win 9-6.