Felix Hernandez (4-3, 2.21 ERA) and the Seattle Mariners (28-18) meet Pat Dean (0-1, 3.86 ERA) and the Minnesota Twins (12-34) in the first of a three-game series at Safeco Field. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 27 and will air on FSN and RTNW.
In his last start, Hernandez pitched 6.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out five and walking three in a 4-0 victory over the Reds. Robinson Cano (.295, 31 Rs, 14 HRs, 43 RBIs) played well again Wednesday, going 2 for 5 with two runs, one home run, and one RBI. The Twins were also victorious the last time Dean pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 6.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out five and walking three in a 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays. Eduardo Nunez (.314, 17 Rs, 4 HRs, 19 RBIs, 8 SBs) has been doing well, going 3 for 5 Wednesday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds for Minnesota and Seattle are Mariners-240, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5 as of now.
SU Pick - Sea
In their last game, the Mariners won by a margin of 10 runs. The Twins are 0-1 in games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more. The Mariners have a 3-0 record in blowouts.
The Mariners are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Twins have a 0-4 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they are outhit, the Twins are 4-28. The Mariners have a 4-14 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 21st in home runs, Minnesota has hit 44 this season. Seattle ranks third with 65 home runs.
Ranking 18th, Minnesota is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 136 this season. Seattle ranks in the top half at 12th with 154.
When the Mariners hit at least one home run, they are 24-11. When the Twins hit at least one homer, they have a 10-20 record.