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The New York Yankees will travel to the Seattle Mariners for the series opener of a three-game set. First pitch is slated for 10:10 p.m. ET from T-Mobile Park. Coverage will be on each team’s regional sports channel as well as MLB.TV.
This will be a duel between a pair of right-handed pitchers. Jameson Taillon will take the mound for the Yankees. Logan Gilbert is the starting pitcher for the Mariners. Taillon is 10-2 with an ERA of 3.96. Gilbert has a 10-4 record, and his ERA is 3.09.
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Prior to the action on Aug. 7, the Yankees had a half-game edge on the Houston Astros for the best record in the AL. The AL East-leading Yankees have a sizable 10.5 game advantage on the second-place Toronto Blue Jays.
Before the contests on Aug. 7, the Mariners were second place in the AL West behind the Astros and firmly in the mix for a Wild Card spot. The Mariners have the longest current postseason drought of any team in the four major U.S. sports. The Mariners last made the playoffs in 2001 when they lost to the Yankees in the ALCS.
Leading up to the contest on Aug. 7, the Yankees were 1-4 in their last five games. The Yankees are currently on a four-game losing streak, with those defeats against the St. Louis Cardinals and Mariners.
Prior to the game on Aug. 7, the Mariners were 3-2 in their last five contests. The Mariners fell 7-1 to the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 6.
Taillon has allowed 111 hits, 16 home runs, and 21 walks along with throwing 98 strikeouts in 113.2 innings. The Yankees are 3-2 in Taillon’s last five games. In Taillon’s last outing vs. the Mariners on Aug. 2, he allowed five earned runs and two home runs in 4.2 innings.
Gilbert has given up 116 hits, 16 home runs, and 36 walks plus has thrown 120 strikeouts in 128.1 innings. The Mariners are 3-2 in Gilbert’s last five outings. In Gilbert’s last game vs. the Yankees on Aug. 2, he gave up six earned runs and three home runs in 5.1 innings.
Prior to the contests on Aug. 7, the Yankees ranked first in home runs (185) and RBI (544), second in slugging percentage (.444) and on-base percentage (.330), and 14th in batting average (.244). Right fielder Aaron Judge leads the Yankees in batting average (.299), home runs (43), RBI (93), and hits (118). Third baseman DJ LeMahieu has a team-best .391 on-base percentage. First baseman Anthony Rizzo is second on the Yankees in home runs (27) and RBI (66).
Before the games on Aug. 7, the Mariners ranked 12th in home runs (121), 14th in on-base percentage (.315), 19th in slugging percentage (.384), 21st in RBI (421) and 25th in batting average (.232). First baseman Ty France is tops on the Mariners in batting average (.306), on-base percentage (.377), and hits (109). Third baseman Eugenio Suarez leads the Mariners in home runs (18) and RBI (57).
Prior to the game on Aug. 7, the Yankees were 51-57 against the spread overall and 25-27 against the spread on the road. For over/under, the Yankees were 54-51-3 overall and 26-25-1 on the road.
Leading up to the contest on Aug. 7, the Mariners were 55-54 against the spread overall and 23-30 against the spread at home. In terms of over/under, the Mariners were 50-54-5 overall and 21-29-3 at home.
Look for the Yankees to use their offensive firepower and take the opener in Seattle.
Written by Rolando Rosa, our US sports betting industry expert.