The Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays collide on Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field for game two of a four game set. Tampa broke its 10-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over Seattle on Friday night at the Trop. The Rays will honor the late Don Zimmer prior to Saturday afternoon’s game, so there won’t be a dry eye in the house. In the game, we like Tampa Bay to win its second straight game over Seattle.
Tampa bay trying to build win streak
After losing 10 straight games and dropping well out of first place in the AL East, the Rays will look to win their second consecutive game on Saturday afternoon. They will need Alex Cobb to pitch well against Seattle’s offense to win. Cobb has an excellent ERA this year at 3.19, but he is just 1-3 overall. He has recorded four quality starts in six tries this season, providing Tampa Bay with enough chances to win his starts.
Seattle looking to rebound following shutout loss
The Mariners are still trying to get things going this year. They enter this game with a 31-29 record. Catcher Mike Zunino should be back behind the plate on Saturday afternoon after missing the last two games due to his offensive struggles. If the Mariners want to succeed this year, they will need production from their catcher, who is hitting just .228 with seven home runs and 22 RBIs. Veteran John Buck had started in his place.
We head over to Bovada.lv and their sportsbook to find the betting odds for today’s AL contest between the Rays and the Mariners from Florida. We like Tampa Bay to win a second straight game today as we drop 15 percent of our bankroll on the Rays and the -155 money line this afternoon. Place your bets now and enjoy all the action in the Major Leagues beginning early today.