Wade Miley (6-2, 5.27 ERA) and Cole Hamels (5-1, 3.32 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Seattle Mariners (34-28) and the Texas Rangers (38-24) at Safeco Field. The Rangers won the last game 2-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 12 and can be seen on FSSW and RTNW.
Miley pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out three and walking two in a 7-1 win over the Indians. Nelson Cruz (.289, 36 Rs, 15 HRs, 43 RBIs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 5. Hamels went 7.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out four and walking four in a 4-3 win over the Astros in his last outing. Nomar Mazara (.322, 27 Rs, 10 HRs, 28 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The Mariners are a small -110 favorite at some shops, while others have the Rangers lined a slight favorite. The total is 7.5.
Pick - Tex
The Rangers hold a 22-12 record in matchups against AL West Division rivals, while the Mariners currently sit at 15-18 in these games.
When leading after seven innings, Texas is 18-11, while Seattle is 17-11.
The Rangers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Mariners have a 6-11 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Mariners are 27-6. The Rangers have a 25-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking seventh in runs, Texas has earned 293 this season. Seattle ranks fifth with 311 runs.
Ranking 11th, Texas is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.749). Seattle ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .772.
When the Rangers allow at least one home run, they are 24-22. When the Mariners allow one or more homers, they have a 22-22 record.