Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners 10/1/2023 – The Sunday MLB action features an exciting showdown between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners, marking the regular season’s closing chapter. With the Rangers vying for the AL West Division crown and the Mariners looking to finish their season strong, this matchup promises plenty of baseball drama. So, let’s dive into the details of this game and see what’s at stake for both teams. The baseball betting picks are up and running as these teams clash in an important division game.
Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners 10/1/2023
|When:||Sunday, October 1, 3:10 PM ET|
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The Texas Rangers enter this game as the leaders of the AL West and are riding a wave of success, having won seven of their last ten games. They’ve displayed a knack for making contact at the plate, ranking as the second-best team in the MLB with an average of 9.1 hits per game. One of their standout performers is Marcus Semien, who boasts an impressive 184 hits on the season, leading the team’s offensive charge.
However, it’s worth noting that the Rangers haven’t been as dominant on the road, where they’ve encountered some struggles. On the defensive side, they’ve been allowing an average of 4.5 runs per game. Yet, their power-hitting prowess shines through, as the Rangers have launched 233 home runs this season, ranking third-best in the MLB. Adolis Garcia has been a driving force, leading the team with 39 home runs on the year.
Players to watch: Marcus Semien 2B (GP 161, AB 666, R 122, H 185, 2B 40, 3B 4, HR 29, RBI 100, TB 320, BB 72, SO 108, SB 14, AVG 0.278, OBP 0.35, SLG 0.48, OPS 0.831, WAR 7.3, Nathaniel Lowe 1B (GP 160, AB 620, R 89, H 163, 2B 38, 3B 3, HR 17, RBI 82, TB 258, BB 93, SO 163, SB 1, AVG 0.263, OBP 0.362, SLG 0.416, OPS 0.778, WAR 2.4
In contrast, the Seattle Mariners find themselves in a different position, fighting for a last-place spot in the AL West. While they have won five of their last ten games and entered the weekend with a two-game win streak, they face an uphill battle. The Mariners have shown strength on their home turf, boasting a winning home field record. They’ve been averaging 4.7 runs scored per game, with Julio Rodriguez leading the way with 180 hits on the season.
Taking the mound for the Seattle Mariners will be George Kirby, making his 31st start of the season. Kirby holds a 12-10 record with 184.2 innings pitched, tallying 165 strikeouts and carrying a solid 3.46 ERA. In his last two starts, Kirby pitched 13 innings, allowing 3 runs and 13 hits.
While the game has lost some significance for the Mariners due to a Saturday night loss to the Rangers, it remains crucial for the Texas Rangers. They need a win to clinch the AL West Division, and a victory on Sunday would secure them the all-important wildcard round bye, which is highly coveted.
Players to watch: Julio Rodriguez CF (GP 153, AB 647, R 102, H 180, 2B 37, 3B 2, HR 32, RBI 103, TB 317, BB 47, SO 173, SB 37, AVG 0.278, OBP 0.337, SLG 0.49, OPS 0.827, WAR 5.4, Teoscar Hernandez RF (GP 159, AB 621, R 70, H 161, 2B 29, 3B 2, HR 26, RBI 93, TB 272, BB 38, SO 210, SB 7, AVG 0.259, OBP 0.307, SLG 0.438, OPS 0.745, WAR 2.2.
Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’ last 6 games.
Texas are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.
Texas are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against Seattle.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle.
Texas are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the American League.
Texas are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the American League West Division.
Seattle are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games when playing at home against Texas.
Seattle are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games played on a Sunday.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games played on a Sunday when at home.
Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Betting Picks
As we head into this exciting regular-season finale between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners, the Rangers have a lot at stake. They are on the brink of securing the AL West Division crown and the coveted wildcard round bye. On the other hand, the Mariners, despite their late-season push, have been eliminated from playoff contention. Online sportsbooks are buzzing with anticipation for this crucial matchup.