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The Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners meet Sunday in MLB action at T-Mobile. The Kansas City Royals look to snap a three-game losing streak. The Seattle Mariners look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games.
The Kansas City Royals have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in six of their last eight games. The Royals have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or fewer runs. Andrew Benintendi leads the Royals with 18 hits and 5 RBI, while Hunter Dozier and Nicky Lopez have combined for 25 hits and 7 RBI. Carlos Hernandez gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 7.27 ERA and 1 strikeout this season. This will be Hernandez’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Mariners have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Ty France leads the Mariners with 21 hits and 17 RBI, while J.P. Crawford and Adam Frazier have combined for 32 hits and 14 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 4.19 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Ray is 0-0 with a 1.35 ERA and 4 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 49-111 in their last 160 during game 3 of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games. The under is 5-2 in Royals last 7 road games. The over is 5-2 in Mariners last 7 Sunday games. The Royals are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
Carlos Hernandez is off to a rough start through his first 8.2 innings, and he’s running into a red-hot offense on the road. Robbie Ray is only going to get better with more reps, considering he won the CY Young just last year. The Seattle Mariners are on fire right now and are a serious team to keep a close eye on because I believe this run is sustainable. Give me the Mariners and the juice.