Preview: Mariners at Indians

Current Conditions - Cleveland
P/SUNNY 58 °F
Wind: SSW 6
5-Day Forecast
GAME: Seattle Mariners (55-52) at Cleveland Indians (53-54)
DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 31 - 7:05 PM EST
WHERE: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
LINE: 118, -128 TOTAL: 8.5


Chris Young has revived his career as he seeks to reach double digits in victories for the first time since 2006 when the Seattle Mariners conclude their three-game series against the host Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Young last recorded 10 or more wins when he went 11-5 for the San Diego Padres in 2006 and had totaled just 11 victories over a five-season span before re-emerging this year. The teams split the first two games of the series.

Corey Kluber tossed a three-hitter as Cleveland posted a 2-0 victory on Wednesday despite seeing Seattle ace Felix Hernandez allow two earned runs or fewer while pitching at least seven innings for the 14th consecutive time to break the record set by Hall-of-Famer Tom Seaver in 1971. Yan Gomes delivered a two-run double and has driven in six runs during his six-game hitting streak. The Mariners are three games behind Toronto for the American League’s second wild-card spot, while the Indians trail the Blue Jays by five.

TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, ROOT (Seattle), SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Chris Young (9-6, 3.04 ERA) vs. Indians RH Zach McAllister (3-6, 5.65)

Young halted a three-start winless stretch by blanking Baltimore on two hits over seven innings on Saturday. He matched a season best with eight strikeouts to raise his season total to 78 and is on track to record 100 or more for the first time since 2007 with the Padres. Young is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA in two career starts against Cleveland, including a victory on June 27 in which he gave up one run and four hits over five frames.

McAllister has lost six consecutive major-league decisions during a season in which he has split time between Cleveland and Triple-A Columbus. He allowed six runs (five earned) and eight hits in four innings while falling to Kansas City in his last turn. McAllister is 0-2 with a 5.60 ERA in five career starts against Seattle.

WALK-OFFS

1. Mariners DH Kendrys Morales is 1-for-18 in five games since being acquired from the Minnesota Twins.

2. Cleveland 1B-DH Nick Swisher is 4-for-7 with two runs scored in the series.

3. Seattle All-Star 3B Kyle Seager is 6-for-14 with three doubles against McAllister.

PREDICTION: Indians 5, Mariners 3
 

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Seattle 55-52 L1 26-31 29-21 10-10 13-12 27-23 5-7
Cleveland 53-54 W1 30-20 23-34 13-11 23-25 9-12 8-6

Last Meeting

Seattle Cleveland
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
7/30/14 SEA 0 CLE 2 .107 0 .214 .143 0 .414

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
SEA K. Seager .474 9 1.105
CLE N. Swisher .312 5 .764
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
SEA R. Cano 1 2 2
CLE Y. Gomes 1 2 4
Pitching ERA Avg K
SEA 2.25 .222 39
CLE 2.09 .176 41
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
SEA R. Cano .327 130 .840
CLE M. Brantley .313 126 .871
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
SEA K. Seager 16 41 67
CLE C. Santana 20 48 50
Pitching ERA Avg K
SEA 3.05 .244 865
CLE 3.88 .255 928

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -110 -110
-115
8.5
Offshore Odds
5Dimes.eu -126 121
-105
8.5
CarbonSports -125 105
-110
8.5
GTBets.eu -129 119
-110
8.5
Top Bet -126 116
-115
8.5
SBO.ag -133 113
-110
8.5
BetDSI -140 118
-114
8.5
Sportsbook
-125
105
-110
8.5
BookMaker.eu -140 118
-114
8.5
Vegas Odds
LVH -131
121
-105
8.5
Mirage -130 110
-105
8.5
Station -130 115 OFF
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Seattle Overall Cleveland
55-52 W/L 53-54
58-49 RL W/L 51-56
40-63-4 O/U 55-50-2
3.81 Runs For 4.43
3.33 Runs Against 4.38
Seattle A/H Cleveland
29-21 W/L 30-20
34-16 RL W/L 25-25
22-28-0 O/U 28-22-0
4.40 Runs For 4.40
3.34 Runs Against 4.40