The Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners will meet for game one of their series from Seattle. All odds for all games can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Mariners that have had a season full of highs and full of lows, but have yet to put together enough of a streak to contend for the postseason. They sit 15 games back in their division and are 4-6 in their last 10 games. Tonight Seattle will start Jason Vargas who was hit pretty hard this last two times out. 184 innings of work however Vargas has just allowed 171 hits this season.
The Red Sox are just playing out the string of a terribly disappointing season. There are 3-7 in the last 10 games and are a full 15 games out of the lead in the AL East. They will send Clay Buchholz to the mound who has actually won 3 of his last 4 decisions and has been pitching pretty well the second half of the season. As a whole Buchholz is pitching to a 4.50 ERA in 152 innings of work.
Seattle is 14-2 in their last 16 home games against a team with a losing record, 20-41 against the AL East, and 4-1 in Vargas’ last five home starts. Boston is 17-37 in their last 54 game one of a series, 7-23 in their last 30 games against the AL West, and 10-3 in Buchholz last 13 starts against a team with a losing record. Boston is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings of these two.
The Red Sox have lost the last six and just look to be mailing it in at this point. Give us Seattle has a slight moneyline favorite at home at the sportsbooks.