In the last of a three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds (15-28) and the Seattle Mariners (25-17) at the Great American Ball Park, Alfredo Simon (1-4, 10.34 ERA) and Wade Miley (4-2, 4.32 ERA) take the mound. The Reds lost the last game 4-0, extending a six-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 22 and will air on FSOH and RTNW.
In his most recent outing, Simon pitched 4.1 innings, giving up 10 runs, striking out two and walking one in a 13-1 loss to the Indians. The Mariners were victorious over the Orioles 10-0 the last time Miley pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out one and walking three. Nelson Cruz (.278, 22 Rs, 9 HRs, 28 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The Mariners are a -165 favorite with a total of 9.
Pick - SEA
After last game's shutout win against Cincinnati, the Mariners now have four shutouts this season. The Reds have been shut out in three games this season.
The Reds didn't score any runs in their last game. The Mariners have a 4-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
The Mariners are coming into the game with three consecutive wins, while the Reds currently have a losing streak of six.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 10-4. The Mariners have a 20-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 19th in runs, Cincinnati has earned 172 this season. Seattle ranks eighth with 196 runs.
Ranking 25th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.684). Seattle ranks in the top 10 with an OPS of .747.
The Mariners are 16-12 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Reds are 11-25 when they allow at least one homer.