The Mariners will try and avoid a sixth-straight defeat and a four-game sweep when they take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Thursday. The M’s are simply trying to stay afloat while starters Felix Hernandez, Wade Miley and Taijuan Walker recover from injuries.
- The Mariners are 1-4 SU in their last five games during the afternoon.
- The total has gone OVER in four of the Tigers' last five games on Thursday.
- The favored team is 5-2 SU in its last seven games in this matchup.
Adrian Sampson is scheduled to start for the Mariners, while Daniel Norris will take the mound for Detroit. Sampson (0-1, 7.71 ERA) took over Miley’s spot in the rotation and was rocked in his major league debut, giving up four runs on eight hits in a loss to Boston on Saturday.
Norris is getting a shot in the starting five as Detroit shuffles its rotation. Norris (0-0, 0.00) threw a scoreless inning of relief at Baltimore on May 12 in his only appearance this season. The 23-year-old is 4-6 with a 4.68 ERA in 11 starts at Triple-A Toledo on the year.
UNDER bettors are loving Seattle lately, and for good reason. The Mariners have gone below the closing total in four of their last five contests.