In the first of a three-game series between the Tampa Bay Rays (29-32) and the Seattle Mariners (34-29) at Tropicana Field, Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 3.47 ERA) and Taijuan Walker (3-6, 3.48 ERA) get the ball. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 14 and will air on SUN and RTNW.
In his most recent outing, Odorizzi pitched 5.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out eight and walking three in a 6-3 victory over the Diamondbacks. Evan Longoria (.279, 36 Rs, 15 HRs, 37 RBIs) played well again Sunday, going 2 for 4 with one RBI. The Mariners were victorious over the Indians 5-0 the last time Walker pitched. He went 8.0 innings, giving up zero runs and striking out 11. Robinson Cano (.295, 48 Rs, 18 HRs, 51 RBIs) has been doing well offensively for the Mariners, going 2 for 5 Sunday with one run and one RBI.
The Rays are a short home favorite in the -115 range with a total of 7.5.
Pick - TB
After last game's shutout win against Houston, the Rays now have four shutouts this season. The Mariners have been shut out in three games this season.
The Rays are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Mariners have a 9-19 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Rays are 5-24. The Mariners have a 6-20 record when opponents outhit them.
Tampa Bay and Seattle both rank in the top five of the league in home runs. Tampa Bay sits at third with 90 home runs this season and Seattle ranks second with 94.
Ranking 18th, Tampa Bay is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 189 this season. Seattle ranks in the top half at 14th with 199.
The Rays are 24-23 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Mariners are 30-20 when they hit at least one homer.