Seattle on Two-Game Skid
The Baltimore Orioles go for a second straight win over the host Seattle Mariners in the second of a three-game series on Tuesday night. Baltimore took the opener 9-2, its fourth win in five games, though it is still in last place in the American League East.
Seattle lost for the second straight game and is in fourth place in the AL West, 1½ games behind the third-place Los Angeles Angels. The season series between these two teams has been back and forth, so to help you decide how you want to do your betting online on Tuesday’s game, we have an in-depth preview of the contest.
Orioles: Hot Bats
The Baltimore Orioles are starting to believe in themselves a bit and it’s showing at the plate. Baltimore hit five home runs in Monday’s victory over the Seattle Mariners, including back-to-back shots in consecutive innings of the 9-2 rout.
“We’ve got a lot of confidence right now,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said after Monday’s win. “Our dugout is as good as I’ve seen it since I’ve been here. It’s just super positive, guys are really pulling for each other, and there’s a lot of energy in there right now.“
Outfielder Austin Hays had one of those home runs, adding to his team-high total of 45 RBIs. Hays is also pacing the Orioles with a .287 batting average, adding 19 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 39 runs scored.
Outfielder Anthony Santander also went deep in Monday’s contest, giving him a team-best 14 home runs. Santander is batting .239 with six doubles, 39 RBIs and 32 runs scored.
Baltimore will have right-hander Dean Kremer on the mound for the second game of the series. The 26-year-old is 2-1 with a 1.71 ERA in four starts, striking out 14 in 21 innings. Kremer is coming off a solid performance against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, throwing 5.2 shutout innings while giving up seven hits, striking out four and walking one.
Offense Lacking for Mariners
The Seattle Mariners didn’t have much pop in the first game of this series, managing just three hits and two runs. Two of the three hits were for extra bases, but the Mariners batted just twice with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
Catcher Cal Raleigh accounted for one of the team’s runs with a solo home run, his second in five games. Raleigh is batting just .199 but has seven doubles, 10 home runs, 20 RBIs, and 16 runs scored in 46 games.
Third baseman Eugenio Suarez had the other RBI on Monday, as he went 1-for-4 with a double. Suarez is batting .236 with 15 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs, 38 RBIs and 35 runs scored.
Left-hander Robbie Ray will take the mound for his 16th start. Ray is 6-6 with a 4.07 ERA, striking out 97 in 90.2 innings of work. Ray has been hot of late, giving up just two earned runs in 20 innings over his last three starts while striking out 20.
Orioles vs Mariners Head-To-Head
The Baltimore Orioles tied up the season series at two wins apiece with Monday’s victory. They are trying to win the season series from the Seattle Mariners for the first time since the 2017 campaign. Baltimore is 3-1 in Seattle since the start of the 2021 campaign.
Seattle had gone 13-4 in the four series played at home against the Orioles prior to that. The MLB lines for Tuesday’s contest favor the Mariners to tie the series up with a win.
Orioles vs Mariners Game Information
- Game: Orioles (35-40) vs Mariners (34-41)
- Location: T-Mobile Park, Seattle
- Day/Time: Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. ET
- Orioles vs Mariners Live stream: MLB.tv
Orioles vs Mariners Betting Lines
D. Kremer -R
|+1½ -150||+144||7½ -110o||3½ +115o / 3½ -145u|
R. Ray -L
|-1½ +130||-159||7½ -110u||4½+115o / 4½ -145u|
Orioles vs Mariners Prediction
The Baltimore Orioles are playing with a lot of confidence and aren’t going to be easy to beat. But the Seattle Mariners are due for a solid game at the plate and have a hot pitcher in Ray on the mound, so we like them to get the victory in this one.
When making your MLB picks, take Seattle to get the win at home.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place