Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/29/2014
Friday, May 30, 10:10 PM on FSDT, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Detroit Tigers - Verlander, J (5-4) vs. Seattle Mariners - Iwakuma, H (3-1)
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Former Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander will look to snap his two-game losing streak when the Detroit Tigers take on Hisashi Iwakuma and the Seattle Mariners.
Right-hander Justin Verlander allowed a season-high six earned runs against the Texas Rangers last weekend and ended up picking up his fourth loss of the season. He gave up 11 hits in that outing and walked three while striking out just one batter. Verlander is giving up more hits per nine innings than he has since his rookie season and his strikeout numbers are far below his career average.
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has faced Verlander 39 times in his career and has just nine hits while striking out six times. First baseman Justin Smoak is 4-for-10 against him with two home runs.
In his fifth start of the season on Sunday, Hisashi Iwakuma picked up his first loss of the year when he was beaten by the Houston Astros. He pitched seven innings in that game and allowed four earned runs on nine hits while walking no one and striking out six. Through 37.2 innings this year, he has a 2.39 ERA and has walked just two batters.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler really likes facing Iwakuma, going 8-for-20 against him with a double, three home runs and three RBI. Center fielder Rajai Davis has just one hit in nine at-bats against the Japanese right-hander.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 24-21-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 24-24-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
04/21/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 15-day DL (4/19)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29)
05/20/14 1B Corey Hart Hamstring 15-day DL (5/19)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 15-day DL (4/15)
04/16/14 1B Logan Morrison Hamstring 15-day DL (4/14)
04/09/14 P James Paxton Back 15-day DL (4/8)
03/30/14 P Taijuan Walker Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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