The Mariners lead the series 2-0 after winning 6-0 on Tuesday. Logan Gilbert threw a complete game shutout. He scattered only five hits, striking out seven en route to the win.
Mike Ford was 4 for 5 with a home run and two doubles in the win. He scored two runs. AJ Pollock added a home run, two runs, and two RBIs. J.D. Davis went 2 for 4 for the Giants.
ON THE MOUND
Righty Alex Cobb (5-2, 3.12 ERA) gets the ball for San Francisco. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Mariners. In his last start on Friday, Cobb took a no-decision on the road against the Mets. He threw five innings and gave up three runs (2 ER) on six hits, striking out three, in the 5-4 victory.
AT THE PLATE
Over the last five games, Seattle has averaged 6.2 runs a game, up from their season average of 4.6, while performing better across the board (.297/.363/.486). Against right-handed pitchers like Cobb this season, the M’s have a .697 OPS.
J.P. Crawford is the team’s strongest performer against right-handers with a .809 OPS in 188 at-bats. San Francisco is averaging only 3.0 runs per game in the last five, down from 4.7 for the season, with their slash line dropping across the board (.201/.272/.329).
HOME AND AWAY
Seattle is 18-22 in away games in 2023, scoring 4.6 runs per game while allowing 4.5 runs. San Francisco has lost three in a row at home. The Giants are 23-21 at home this season, averaging 4.2 runs per game while surrendering 4.5. San Francisco is 6-4 in the last 10 meetings at Oracle Park with an average scoreline of 5.7-3.9.
The Mariners are fourth in the AL West, eight games behind the division-leading Rangers. The Giants are third in the NL West, four games behind the Diamondbacks.
SportsTips’ MLB Pick:
SF Giants (-155)
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