Preview: Twins at Mariners

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GAME: Minnesota Twins (39-49) at Seattle Mariners (49-40)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, July 08 - 10:10 PM EST
WHERE: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
LINE: N/A TOTAL: N/A


The Seattle Mariners have found a rhythm at home and have won eight of their past 10 games at Safeco Park entering Tuesday’s contest against the visiting Minnesota Twins. Seattle blanked the Twins 2-0 in Monday’s opener of a four-game set and has won 13 of its last 19 home games against Minnesota. The Twins have collapsed of late with 11 losses in 14 games, dropping to a season-worst 10 games below .500.

Minnesota had just four hits in the opener to get shut out for the second time in six games – both times with Kevin Correia on the mound. Seattle’s Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders hit solo homers off Correia as the Mariners won for the sixth time in eight games. Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager is hitless in 13 at-bats over the last three games but was added to the American League All-Star roster Monday.

TV:
10:10 p.m. ET, FSN North (Minnesota), ROOT (Seattle)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Phil Hughes (8-5, 3.95 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Chris Young (8-4, 3.11)

Hughes has lost consecutive starts, giving up 12 runs and 19 hits in 14 innings during the stretch. Even his last victory came in a shaky performance in which he allowed five runs and eight hits in five innings against the Chicago White Sox on June 22. Hughes is 5-3 with a 3.67 ERA in 11 career appearances (eight starts) against Seattle.

Young has been exceptional while going 3-0 with a 1.44 ERA over his last four starts. He has allowed four or fewer hits in each of the outings, including two hits (both solo homers) in seven innings while beating Houston last Wednesday. Young is 0-1 with a 3.51 ERA in five career starts against Minnesota, the loss coming May 16 when he gave up five runs and 10 hits in seven innings.

WALK-OFFS

1. The Mariners are 28-4 when reaching double digits in hits.

2. Minnesota LF Josh Willingham is 1-for-23 – the hit is a homer – over his last seven games.

3. Seattle LF Dustin Ackley is 5-for-10 with two RBIs against Hughes.

PREDICTION: Mariners 3, Twins 2

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Minnesota 39-49 L2 21-22 18-27 13-12 17-14 5-15 4-8
Seattle 49-40 W1 22-22 27-18 9-7 12-8 24-20 4-5

Last Meeting

Minnesota Seattle
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
7/7/14 MIN 0 SEA 2 .125 0 .281 .172 2 .629

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
MIN B. Dozier .375 6 1.224
SEA M. Saunders .500 7 1.643
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
MIN B. Dozier 2 4 5
SEA M. Saunders 2 4 5
Pitching ERA Avg K
MIN 3.86 .233 20
SEA 2.91 .237 26
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
MIN K. Suzuki .305 78 .760
SEA R. Cano .320 105 .825
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
MIN B. Dozier 16 63 39
SEA K. Seager 13 36 59
Pitching ERA Avg K
MIN 4.36 .244 531
SEA 3.16 .242 699

Live Game Odds

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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Minnesota Overall Seattle
39-49 W/L 49-40
44-44 RL W/L 53-36
44-39-5 O/U 37-48-4
4.14 Runs For 4.10
4.56 Runs Against 3.36
Minnesota A/H Seattle
18-27 W/L 22-22
28-17 RL W/L 22-22
21-22-2 O/U 16-24-4
3.78 Runs For 3.64
4.36 Runs Against 3.34