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Seattle vs Houston: Mariners Seek Series Win Over Astros
Seattle hosts Houston tonight as the Mariners and Astros play the rubber match of a three game series. Seattle took the first game 4-1 while the Astros squeaked out a 2-1 victory least night. We like the pitching match-up in this contest that has a Seattle stud up against a Houston rookie. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 PM ET on September 10, 2014, at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.
Seattle: Still well positioned in AL Wild Card race
Winners of seven of their last ten contests, Seattle (79-65) sits just a half game out of the final Wild Card position in the American League playoff race. After outscoring Texas by a 21-10 count in their previous four game series, the Mariners bats have been quiet with just five runs in the first two games of this series. RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (14-6 ERA 2.97) gets the call here and he is riding a personal five game winning streak while the Mariners have won his last six starts. Facing a rookie pitcher, in his first big league start, should help jump start the Mariners slumbering offense in this AL West battle tonight.
Houston Astros: Send rookie pitcher Nick Tropeano to the bump tonight
Even though they are assured of a seventh straight losing season, you have to give Houston (64-81) some credit for still battling hard down the stretch. The Astros are one of the hottest teams in the Majors as they have won seven of their last nine games. The 'Stros are auditioning players for the 2015 MLB season as they send rookie RHP Nick Tropeano to the hill tonight. Tropeano went 9-5 (3.03 ERA) in 20 starts at Triple-A Oklahoma City this year and he recorded 120 strikeouts over 124.2 innings pitched.
MLB Odds and Prediction: We link to sportsbetting.ag for the game day prices on the Seattle vs Houston match-up tonight. We knew we would be facing long odds here and that's certainly the case as the Marniers have been tagged with a -240 money line price at the SportsBetting online sportsbook. Our ticket tonight is a 1000 unit wager on the playoff contending Mariners money line. If you haven't checked out the latest SportsBetting wagering website news - read our expert review and then follow the links to open a personal sports and racebook betting account!
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