In the second of a three-game series between the Oakland Athletics (13-14) and the Seattle Mariners (14-11) at O.C. Coliseum, Sonny Gray (3-2, 3.81 ERA) and Hisashi Iwakuma (0-3, 4.65 ERA) get the start. The Mariners won the last game 4-3, and Seattle leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 10:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 3 and will air on CSCA and RTNW.
In his most recent outing, Gray pitched 2.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out two and walking four in a 9-4 loss to the Tigers. Khris Davis (.234, 8 Rs, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, two home runs, and three RBIs. The Mariners were also unsuccessful the last time Iwakuma pitched. He struggled, going 5.0 innings, allowing five runs, striking out seven and walking two in a 7-4 loss to the Astros. Robinson Cano (.257, 14 Rs, 8 HRs, 24 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well for the Mariners, going 3 for 4 yesterday with two runs.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game an Oakland -125 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5 at the moment.
The Athletics are 3-1 against the Mariners this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA
In AL West Division games this season, the Athletics and the Mariners sit at even records of 5-5 and 8-8 respectively.
When leading after seven innings, Seattle is 6-3, while Oakland is 5-6.
The Mariners are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Athletics have a 6-8 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Mariners are 10-3. The Athletics have an 11-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 21st in runs, Oakland has earned 94 this season. Seattle ranks 15th with 105 runs.
Ranking 26th, Oakland is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 65 this season. Seattle ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 88.
The Athletics are 9-8 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Mariners are 12-7 when they hit at least one homer.