The Seattle Mariners will visit the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, September 20, in the third and final game of a three-game set. The Mariners enter with an 83-68 record and are tied for second place in the AL West, while the Athletics are an MLB-worst 46-105 and fifth in the AL West. Seattle has won 11 of the 12 meetings between the two teams this season.
Mariners vs. Athletics Betting Odds
|Seattle Mariners||-1.5 (-128)||Over 8 (-115)||-240|
|Oakland Athletics||+1.5 (+106)||Under 8 (-105)||+198|
Fixture: Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 20, 3:37 p.m. EDT
Venue: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California
George Kirby will get the start for the Seattle Mariners. Kirby is 10-10 with a 3.57 ERA in 28 starts this season. He has allowed 68 earned runs in 171.2 innings pitched while striking out 158 batters. Kirby gave up three earned runs in 7.0 innings pitched against the Athletics earlier this season. He struck out two batters and picked up the win.
The Oakland Athletics will give the ball to Joey Estes, who will be making his Major League debut. He is 9-6 with a 3.74 ERA in 27 appearances, 23 of which were starts, across two levels of the minor leagues this season. Estes has allowed 57 earned runs in 137.0 innings of work while striking out 131 batters.
Mariners vs. Athletics Prediction
The Oakland Athletics have been the worst team in the league this season, as they rank last in the league in runs scored by a significant margin. Oakland is also second-to-last in ERA. The Seattle Mariners, meanwhile, lead the league in ERA while ranking 11th in runs scored. Furthermore, they will give the ball to George Kirby, who ranks ninth in the American League in ERA. Look for the Mariners to continue to dominate Oakland as they win by at least two runs.