Tigers at Mariners 5/19/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:11 PM ET

On Saturday, the Detroit Tigers (20-23, 2nd AL Central) continue their four-game series on the road against the Seattle Mariners (24-19, 3rd AL West).

On Thursday, the Tigers beat the Mariners 3-2 in the first game of the series. Jose Iglesia hit a two-run single with two outs in the eighth to give the Tigers the lead they would not give up. Tiger’s pitchers only allowed a pair of hits from the start of the fourth inning on. The Tigers have now won four of their last five overall and three of their last four against the Mariners after winning two of three at home last week over Seattle. Starting pitcher for the Tigers Matthew Boyd and four other relievers retired 20 of the last 23 Seattle batters. Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with a .318 batting average and team high 48 hits and 24 RBIs. The Tigers are led in home runs by Leonys Martin with five. Detroit has a team batting average of .260 while opposing hitters are averaging .254 at the plate against Tigers pitching. On Saturday, the Tigers will send Mike Fiers to the mound. The right-hander is 4-2 with an ERA of 4.23, 26 Ks and 6 BBs.

Dee Gordon leads the Mariners with a .314 batting average. Mitch Haniger leads the team in home runs with 10 and RBIs with 33. Seattle has a team batting average of .260 while opposing hitters are averaging .253 at the plate against Mariners pitching. Seattle will send James Paxton to the mound on Saturday. The left-hander this season is 2-1 with an ERA of 3.52, 71 Ks and 19 BBs.

Seattle has won 7 of its last 8 games at home against Detroit. The Tigers have lost 10 of their last 14 games against the Mariners. Huge starting pitching edge for Seattle and this one will never be close. Final Score Prediction, Seattle Mariners win and cover the run line 6-1.

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