Teoscar Hernandez will look to extend his 16-game hitting streak when the Seattle Mariners (79-61) take on the Tampa Bay Rays (85-56). The Mariners are listed as -113 favorites on the moneyline for the contest, which starts at 6:40 PM ET on Friday, live on BSSUN from Tropicana Field.
Seattle’s George Kirby gets the start, and he’ll go against Tampa Bay’s Taj Bradley.
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Mariners and Rays Betting Trends
The Mariners have won 57.3% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (55-41).
Seattle has a record of 54-39 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -113 or shorter (58.1% winning percentage).
The Rays have been underdogs in 25 games this season and won 10 (40%) of those contests.
Tampa Bay has entered 23 games this season as the underdog by -106 or more and is 9-14 in those contests.
The Mariners have played in 140 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 70 times (70-64-6).
The Rays and their opponents have hit the over in 74 of their 141 games with a total this season.
Mariners Stats & Insights
The Mariners rank 11th in runs scored with 670, 4.8 per game.
Seattle averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank 10th in baseball with 187 total home runs.
The Mariners’ .244 batting average ranks 19th in MLB.
Seattle strikes out 9.9 times per game, the second-worst mark in the majors.
The pitching staff for the Mariners has a collective 9.1 K/9, the eighth-best in the majors.
Seattle has a 3.71 team ERA that ranks No. 1 among all MLB pitching staffs.
Rays Stats & Insights
The Rays have scored 746 runs this season, which ranks fourth in MLB.
Tampa Bay ranks third in Major League Baseball with 202 home runs.
The Rays have a team batting average of .258 this season, which ranks eighth among MLB teams.
Tampa Bay ranks 21st with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.
The Rays strike out 9.2 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, sixth-best in MLB.
Tampa Bay has the third-best ERA (3.78) in the majors this season.
Mariners Key Players to Watch
Kirby (10-9 with a 3.39 ERA and 145 strikeouts in 159 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Mariners, his 27th of the season.
Julio Rodriguez leads Seattle in batting average (.280), home runs (27) and runs batted in (93) this season.
J.P. Crawford is batting .269 with an OBP of .386 and a slugging percentage of .433 this season.
Hernandez has 147 hits this season and a slash line of .271/.315/.466.
Ty France has 128 hits and an OBP of .343 to go with a slugging percentage of .374 this season.
Rays Key Players to Watch
The Rays will send Bradley (5-7) to the mound for his 18th start this season.
Yandy Diaz has put up a team-best batting average of .317.
Randy Arozarena is hitting .257 with 15 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 72 walks.
Isaac Paredes leads the Rays with 28 home runs and 87 runs batted in.
Josh Lowe is hitting .283 with 24 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 25 walks.
Mariners and Rays Injuries
Mariners: Tom Murphy: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Jarred Kelenic: 10 Day IL (Foot), Marco Gonzales: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Penn Murfee: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Robbie Ray: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Emerson Hancock: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Easton McGee: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Evan White: 60 Day IL (Adductor)
Rays: Manuel Margot: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Jason Adam: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Shane McClanahan: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Garrett Cleavinger: 60 Day IL (Knee), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow)