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Kansas City Royals take on Mariners in baseball test

Kansas City Royals

Seattle Mariners
83-74 September 25, 2013, 10:10 PM | Safeco Field 69-89

Kansas City pays a visit to Seattle on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Mariners bats in baseball action at Safeco Field.

Hisashi Iwakuma will take the mound for Seattle, and he'll carry a 13-6 record into the contest. Ervin Santana gets the ball for Kansas City; he's 9-9 so far this season.

View Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Kansas City before the first pitch in this match found them as 104-moneyline Underdog earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 6.5 earlier at TopBet.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mariners rated this week at No. 25 and the Royals sitting at No. 9.

Kansas City was a 4-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Mariners. They lost as -125 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kansas City didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by James Paxton in a losing cause, 4-0, against Seattle on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 22 ranked offense (3.85 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 at 3.73 runs allowed per game. The Mariners have been averaging 8.19 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (8.92 hits on average).

Seattle owns the No. 26 defense, allowing 3.85 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 5-rated defense.

A few Royals at Mariners trends to consider:
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
Seattle is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Chicago, Thursday, September 26th
Seattle at Oakland, Friday, September 27th