Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners (-215, 7)
The Mariners turn to Marco Gonzales, who enters with a 1.5 home runs per nine innings average and having allowed three runs or more in five of his last six starts.
With the Mariners bullpen looking to rest after playing a doubleheader on Tuesday, Gonzales will likely be asked to lend as much length as possible. That should lead to lots of balls in play, as he is registering just five strikeouts per nine innings and has a FIP a full point higher than his 4.14 ERA.
Tyler Alexander gets the ball for the Tigers Wednesday. He has struggled on the road to the tune of a 5.56 ERA. Much like Gonzales, Alexander has pitched to contact, posting 5.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
Much like the Mariners bullpen, the Tigers enters Wednesday’s game taxed. Detroit relievers have struggled since August 1, ranking 20th in the league in bullpen ERA in this span.
Entering Game 2 of Tuesday’s doubleheader, the Tigers had scored four runs or more in eight of their last 11 games. They will end the season with their bats hot.
The Play: Tigers vs. Mariners Over 7
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