7:05 PM Seattle Mariners @ Washington Nationals
The Mariners and Nationals open a 2-game interleague series matchup in Washington, D.C after both teams were off Monday. The Mariners are on an 8-game winning streak and has scored 5+ runs in 5 of the last 6 games and are coming off a sweep of the Blue Jays. The Nationals have lost 4 straight and 10 of their last 11 games. Washington were just swept in a 3-game series at Atlanta. The Nationals will be going with right-hander Josiah Gray (7-5, 4.14 ERA) who has the only Washington victory this month with last Wednesday’s 6-inning, 11-strikeout performance against the Phillies. The Mariners will counter with right-hander Chris Flexen (5-8, 4.00) and he has won his last 3 starts, with 3 of those on the road. This will be the first time either of the starting pitchers has faced this particular opponent.
⚾Flexen has yielded just one homer in his last 4 road starts.
⚾The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 games after scoring 5+ runs in their previous game.
⚾The Mariners have won 7 of their last 8 road games.
⚾Gray has allowed 10 runs in his last 3 starts.
⚾The Nationals have lost 5 straight home games.
The Bookie: Mariners
7:40 PM Milwaukee Brewers @ Minnesota Twins
The Twins begin a 6-game homestand when they face the Brewers tonight. The Twins are coming off a 6-5 win over the Rangers on Sunday which concluded a 3-3 road trip. The Brewers are coming off a disappointing homestand in which they won only 2 of 6 games and just dropped back-to-back games to the Pirates over the weekend. The Twins will be starting rookie right-hander Josh Winder (4-2, 3.12 ERA), who will make his 10th appearance and he’s been sharp lately, posting a 2-0 record with a 1.64 ERA over his last 2 starts. He has never faced the Brewers. The Brewers will counter with rookie right-hander Jason Alexander (2-1, 4.75). In his most recent outing, Alexander was touched up for 7 runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Cubs. Alexander never has faced the Twins. The Brewers have struggled in recent games as the offense has been getting on base but leaving runners stranded. You can expect that to turn around.
⚾The Twins are .500 since June 1.
⚾The Brewers are ranked 4th in homeruns in MLB.
⚾The Brewers are 7-2 in their last 9 road games.
⚾The Over is 5-0 in Brewers last 5 interleague games.
The Bookie: Brewers