Free Baseball Pick: Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox – May 26, 2017

Yovani Gallardo for the Seattle Mariners

On Friday, two teams out of the American League will square off for the first of a three game series. The Seattle Mariners head to Fenway Park to take on the Boston Red Sox. The Mariners have struggled all season long, and have the worst record in the American League West. The Mariners are 21-27.

For Boston, they are in third place in the American League East. The Red Sox came into Thursday’s game against Texas with a 24-21 record. The Red Sox are behind the Yankees and Orioles in the division, and ahead of Tampa Bay and Toronto. The Boston Red Sox are -188 over the Seattle Mariners.

Red Sox Hanging Around

The Boston Red Sox have outscored their opponents 216-198 on the season. During the Red Sox recent three game winning streak, they outscored their opponents 32-13. The Red Sox on the season rank 13th in runs scored, and have the second best batting average, at .271.

Boston has seen Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts dominate the offensively unit. The right fielder, Betts is hitting just .282, but leads the team with 7 homeruns and 30 runs batted in. Bogaerts, who is the starting shortstop leads the team with a .331 batting average. The Red Sox pitching is 10th in baseball, with a 4.00 ERA.

Mariners Pitching Needs Help

The Seattle Mariners need help on the pitching side. The Mariners have allowed an American League high 243 runs on the season. Seattle had a five game losing streak snapped with a 4-2 road win at the Nationals. Seattle during that five game losing streak allowed 8 runs per game.

The offense for Seattle is watching Nelson Cruz and Jean Segura lead the way. Cruz is leading the team with 12 home runs, while hitting just shy of .300. Segura is the top hitter on the Mariners roster, with a .335 batting average. On the pitching side, the Mariners have a team earned run average of 4.89, 28th in the league.

Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox Free Pick

Yovani Gallardo is on the mound for the Seattle Mariners. The 31 year old has been pretty hit or miss much of his career. In nearly 50 innings thrown this season, Gallardo is 2-4 with an earned run average of nearly 6. Gallardo has struck out 36 batters on the season, and walked just 19.

On the other side, Eduardo Rodriguez will get the start for the Red Sox. The lefthander is 3-1 on the season with a 3.10 earned run average. The 24 year old has been a strikeout pitcher, with 55 punch outs in 49.1 innings. Look for Seattle to find a way to hit Rodriguez, and come away with the win in this game. Bet the Seattle Mariners +145 over the Boston Red Sox.