The Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers meet Thursday in MLB action at Comerica Park. The Mariners look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers need a win after losing five of their last eight games.
The Seattle Mariners have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Mariners have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Mitch Haniger leads the Mariners with 60 hits and 38 RBI while JP Crawford and Kyle Seager have combined for 106 hits and 57 RBI. Justus Sheffield gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 4.77 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. This will be Sheffield’s first career game against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Tigers have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 58 hits and 18 RBI while Jonathan Schoop and Robbie Grossman have combined for 106 hits and 56 RBI. The Detroit Tigers didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Mariners are 4-11 in their last 15 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games. The Tigers are 39-83 in their last 122 home games and 77-164 in their last 241 overall. The under is 4-0 in Mariners last 4 Thursday games. The under is 10-2-1 in Tigers last 13 overall.
The Tigers seem to be bad to their struggling ways and it’s hard to back them with confidence. The way the Tigers lost last night doesn’t help either, as they had a walk off homer taken from them. The Mariners are playing the better ball right now and are feeling better about themselves. That can be key on a quick turnaround. Give me the Mariners.