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MLB Baseball: Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners – July 5, 2017

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington
  • Date & Time: July 5, 2017 at 10:10 PM ET
  • M/L Spread: KC+121 | SEA -134
  • Total: 8.5
  • Quick Pick: Kansas City Royals +121 for 3 Units

The Mariners and Royals will wrap up a 3 game series on Wednesday at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.  The Royals won game 1 by the score of 3-1.  In the second game, the Royals won by the score of 7-3.  The Royals will be looking for the 3 game sweep on Wednesday when they face the Mariners on the road in the final game of the series.    

Royals Vargas Going with 8th Straight Win

The Kansas City Royals are 43-40 and are in 3rd place in the American League Central Division.  They have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games and come into this game with a -25 run differential.  The Royals have scored 339 runs and have allowed 364 runs this year.  The Royals have gone 18-21 on the road this year and are 12-10 against teams from the AL West Division.  

The Royals will send Jason Vargas to the mound for his 17th start of the year.  Vargas has gone 12-3 and has a 2.22 ERA.  He has pitched 101.1 innings and has allowed 89 hits for 25 earned runs.  Vargas went 6-0 in 6 starts in June and has won his last 7 games straight!

Mariners Hope Miranda Can Keep Ball In Park

The Seattle Mariners are 41-44 and are in 3rd place in the American League West Division.  The Mariners are 15.5 games back in the division behind the red hot division leading Houston Astros.  Seattle has a -2 run differential this year, scoring 404 runs and allowing 406 runs for the season.  The Mariners have been strong at home going 22-18 and are 12-10 against teams from the AL Central Division.  

Ariel Miranda will make the start for the Mariners tonight.  Miranda is 7-4 in 17 starts this year.  Miranda has been effective with his hits vs. innings but he has struggled with keeping the ball in the park.  Miranda has hit 78 hits in 99 innings and has allowed 18 home runs. Miranda has given up 42 earned runs in the season.  

Vegas On Wrong Side Here!!!

Jason Vargas has won 7 in a row, is 12-2 on the year and is the underdog.  Ariel Miranda has only recorded one win in his last 5 starts, yet he is a -134 favorite? Makes absolutely no sense to me at all.  This is a no brainer to me, play Vargas and the Royals here for 3 Units. Pick: KC Royals +121 for 3 Units