Seattle Gearing Up for Playoff Appearance
The Seattle Mariners look to make it three straight wins to end the regular season when they face the Detroit Tigers in the finale of a four-game series on Wednesday. Seattle swept a doubleheader on Tuesday and will face the Toronto Blue Jays in a Wild-Card series that will begin on Friday.
Detroit enters the final day of the regular season with a one-game lead on the Kansas City Royals for fourth place in the AL Central. To help with your betting online, check out our in-depth preview of the series finale.
Tigers Show Spark In Season’s Final Games
The Detroit Tigers aren’t going to be in the postseason yet again, but in the final weeks of the regular season, they’ve shown some fight, going 11-4 in their last 15 games. The team is going to be making some decisions in the offseason on personnel, but there have been some bright spots to look at for the future.
Left-hander Tyler Alexander will get the start. Alexander is 4-11 with a 4.72 ERA, striking out 56 over 95⅓ innings. Alexander took a loss in his last start on Friday against the Minnesota Twins, going five innings and allowing three runs on five hits while striking out six and walking four.
Third baseman Kody Clemens hit his fifth home run of his rookie campaign in the nightcap of Tuesday’s doubleheader. The son of the former pitching great Roger Clemens is batting .147 with four doubles, 17 RBIs and 13 runs scored in 56 games.
Mariners Still Want To Win Despite Already Clinching
The Seattle Mariners don’t want to let up, preferring to play hard to get as many wins as possible and keep momentum going into this weekend’s Wild-Card series.
Still, Seattle used catcher Luis Torrens on the mound in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader with the game tied 5-5, and he ended up getting the win, becoming the only position player other than Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani to get a decision in a game since 2014.
“It was hard to believe because it was a tie game at that moment. You don’t see a position player pitch in a tie game,” Torrens said after the doubleheader sweep. “I do the job and (Seattle manager Scott Servais) believe in me. OK, I got it.“
Second baseman Abraham Toro was 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs in the second game on Tuesday. Toro is batting .181 with 13 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs, 35 RBIs and 36 runs scored this season.
Left-hander Marco Gonzales will make the start for the Mariners. Gonzales is 10-15 with a 4.14 ERA , striking out 98 in 176 innings. He has allowed at least three earned runs in each of his last three starts and was 0-3 with a 4.91 ERA in five starts in September.
Tigers vs Mariners Head-To-Head
The Seattle Mariners clinched the season series with their win over the Detroit Tigers in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader and lead 5-1 heading into the final game of the season. It’s a complete turnaround from 2021, when Detroit went 5-1 against Seattle.
Tuesday marked the first time the Mariners had won at home against the Tigers since the 2019 season, having gone 0-3 in 2021 and losing the opener of this series on Monday. The MLB lines for Wednesday’s finale are favoring Seattle to come out on top in this one.
Tigers vs Mariners Game Information
- Game: Tigers (66-95) vs Mariners (89-72)
- Location: T-Mobile Park
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4:10 p.m. ET
- Tigers vs Mariners Live Stream: MLB.tv
Tigers vs Mariners Betting Lines
T. Alexander -L
M. Gonzales -L
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Tigers vs Mariners Prediction
The Detroit Tigers have been playing well of late, but the Seattle Mariners are playoff-bound and want to finish with a flourish. Look for a solid effort from the Mariners as they finish the regular season on a winning streak.
When making your MLB picks, take Seattle to win at home.