Seattle Mariners @ Toronto Blue Jays September 23rd

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The Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays play game 2 of their 4 game series this evening.

  Seattle Mariners (83-73) @ Toronto Blue Jays (79-77)

The Toronto Blue Jays scored a 14-4 win last night. The win was their 2nd in the last 3 games (after they had lost 6 in a row). Starter J.A. Happ picked up his 10th win of the season. He pitched 7 innings as he allowed 2 earned runs on 7 hits. Right fielder Jose Bautisa was 3 for 3 with 2 rbi’s as he hit his 35th home run of the season. The Jays have outscored their last 3 opponents 22-12. They are currently in 3rd place in the AL East, 14 games behind the division-winning Orioles. The team is still mathematically alive for the 2nd wildcard spot in the AL but will be eliminated with their next loss or the Royals next win. Their starting pitcher tonight is is right-handed R.A. Dickey. Dickey has a 13-12 record with a 3.82 era and 165 strikeouts in 202.2 innings pitched. He has 4 wins and 2 no-decisions in his last 6 starts. The Seattle Mariners have lost 3 straight games and 9 of their last 13. In their last 3 they’ve been outscored 32-8. Last night starter James Paxton notched his 4th loss of the season. Paxton only pitched 2.2 innings as he allowed 8 earned runs on 7 hits (with 6 walks). 3rd baseman Kyle Seager hit his 25th home run of the season. The Mariners are in 3rd place in the AL West, 12.5 games behind the division-winning Angels. The team is 2 games behind the Royals for the 2nd wildcard spot in the AL. Their starting pitcher tonight is right-handed Felix Hernandez. Hernandez has a 14-5 record with a 2.07 era and 236 strikeouts in 226 innings pitched. In his last outing, a start on September 18th at the Angels, he got the no-decision as he pitched 7 innings while allowing 0 earned runs on 3 hits. He struck out 11 in the game. His last 3 starts have resulted in no-decisions. His last victory was September 3rd.

Toronto is 42-33 at home this season. Seattle is 45-33 on the road this season.

The Mariners are 3-1 versus the Blue Jays this season.

Prediction: With their ace on the mound and them needing a win to try to stay alive for the 2nd wildcard spot the Mariners will grab a victory tonight.

Take the Mariners 1.62 (Bet365)

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