Wade Miley (5-2, 4.50 ERA) and Phil Hughes (1-7, 5.55 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Seattle Mariners (28-19) and the Minnesota Twins (13-34) at Safeco Field. The Twins won the last game 7-2, and Minnesota leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 28 and can be seen on FSN and RTNW.
Miley pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering four runs, striking out six and walking one in a 5-4 win over the Reds. Robinson Cano (.294, 32 Rs, 14 HRs, 43 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run. Hughes went 6.0 innings, surrendering three runs and walking one in a 3-1 defeat to the Blue Jays in his most recent start. Miguel Sano (.228, 22 Rs, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 4 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds for Seattle and Minnesota are Mariners -160, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 8 as of now.
The Twins have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA
When leading after seven innings, Seattle is 13-9, while Minnesota is 6-12.
The Twins are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Mariners have a 1-3 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they outhit their opponents, the Twins are 9-5. The Mariners have a 23-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 28th, Minnesota sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 174 this season. Seattle ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 222.
Ranking 19th, Minnesota is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 139 this season. Seattle ranks in the top half at 13th with 154.
The Mariners are 24-12 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Twins are 11-20 when they hit at least one homer.