Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces for MLB news and notes. MLB Predictions are winning at a remarkable rate and will continue through the 2016 World Series. The (34-29) Seattle Mariners of the American League West Division will travel to the Gulf Side of the “SUNSHINE STATE” for the first of a three-game set. Seattle takes on the (29-32) Tampa Bay Rays of the AL East in 2016 MLB action.
The teams will play at Tropicana Field in the Tampa suburb of in St.Petersburg, Florida. The first pitch is at 7:10 PM EST. On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016.
The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Seattle Mariners must get back to playing the way they were at the start of the season.
Tampa Bay must upgrade their roster to compete in the tough American League East.
The Opening Betting line has Tampa Bay as a -115 Home Favorite. The Betting Odds Total is seven and a half runs for Saturday’s game.
The 2016 Seattle Mariners swept Tampa Bay back in early May at home. Seattle is only 3-7 their last ten baseball contests.
The Mariners dropped two of three at the hands of Texas this past weekend. Monday. June 13th is a traveling day for Seattle as the fly across the country.
The Mariners will be on a 10-game road trip and will return home on Friday. June 24th. Seattle is second in the AL West, five games behind first-place Texas.
The Mariners are 19-11 on the road this season and 7-2 vs. The AL East division. Second Baseman Robinson Cano and Designated Hitter Nelson Cruz are the team leaders at the plate.
Cano is having an excellent season hitting the baseball. The former Yankees slugger tops the batting order with a .295 batting average, 18 home runs, fifty-one RBI’S and, seventy-six hits.
Starting Pitcher and “ACE” Felix Hernandez is struggling as of late. Wade Miley leads the rotation with six victories.
Bovada list the Seattle Mariners at +140 to win the 2016 American League East Division Crown.
The Tampa Bay Rays have won three of their last four MLB contests.
Tampa Bay is last in the AL East, six and a half games out of the top spot. Tampa Bay is a below .500 team in front of the home crowd.
The Ray will play six games in 6-day at the “TROP” before another road trip beginning in Cleveland on Monday. June 20th.
Manager Kevin Cash plans to put top pitching prospect Blake Snell on the hill Thursday in the finale of the series.
The Seattle native can’t wait to be on the mound vs. His hometown team. Snell say’s he is ready to get a chance to show what he has at the Major League level.
Third Baseman Evan Longoria is the team leader in hits, home runs, runs batted in and has a .270 batting average.
Starting Pitcher Jake Odorizzi leads the staff with a 3.47 ERA and will get the start in game one of the series.
The Tampa Bay Rays are listed at +3,300 to win the 2016 American League Pennant.
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