The New York Yankees (58-38) and Seattle Mariners (42-56) will continue an American League series on Tuesday night at Safeco Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:10 ET
New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners
New York snapped its season-long four-game losing streak by capturing a 4-1 road victory over Seattle on Monday, while the club also acquired its opponents most iconic player before the contest. “We’re very excited with the caliber of player we are getting,” commented Yankees manager Joe Girardi about the acquisition of outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. The Yankees will be relying on first baseman Mark Teixeira to make an impact in the middle game of this series, considering he’s homered five times against tonight’s opposing starter. New York is 5-5 as a road underdog of +100 to +125 this season.
Yankees starting pitcher Freddy Garcia (4-3, 5.37 ERA) suffered a 4-3 road loss to the Oakland Athletics last time out, giving up four runs and nine hits in 5.2 frames. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 4.35 ERA in nine road outings (five starts) this year, surrendering four home runs in 31 combined innings. In 10 career starts versus the Mariners, Garcia has garnered a 5-3 record and 5.23 ERA, including a 10-3 home victory on July 25 of last year.
Seattle is the worst hitting home team in the major leagues, something that was clearly evident in its return to Safeco Field after a successful 5-2 road trip. The Mariners will look to get a jump on the Yankees to support their ace on the mound, scoring in he first or second inning in seven of their past eight games. Seattle is 6-4 at home with a money line of -100 to -125, with the “under” going 8-2 in those contests.
Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez (8-5, 2.82 ERA) has won back-to-back starts over the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, allowing one run and 11 hits over 17 combined innings in those efforts. The right-hander is 4-3 with a 2.21 ERA in 10 home outings, with opposing hitters batting .221 against him. In 12 career starts versus the Yankees, Hernandez has registered a 6-5 record and 3.45 ERA, including a 6-2 road loss on May 11.
Sports bettors will likely back the Yankees due to their 8-2 mark as a road underdog, while the Mariners are 1-5 in Hernandez’s last six efforts as a home favorite of -110 to -150.
Pick: New York Yankees +105
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