Royals vs Mariners - 8/27/23 MLB Picks and Prediction

Seattle Mariners (73-56) vs Kansas City Royals (41-90)

Game Info: Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 4:10 pm (T-Mobile Park)

Luis Castillo (10-7) (3.20) vs Alec Marsh (0-6) (5.56)

Betting Odds: Seattle Mariners -270 / Kansas City Royals +222 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Seattle Mariners will host the Kansas City Royals for their series finale this Sunday from T-Mobile Park on Apple TV. Seattle put it in Kansas City in game two and won by thirteen, 15-2.

Royals Preview & Projected Starter

Kansas City comes in at 41-88 after losing to Seattle. The Royals were thrashed in game two, and they’ll look to avoid suffering a sixth straight loss to the Mariners here. The Kansas City offense is scoring 3.62 runs per game, while batting .233, with a .293 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.25 ERA, with a 1.43 WHIP. 

Alec Marsh (0-6, 5.56 ERA, 50 Ks) will take the hill for Kansas City. The rookie pitcher managed to toss a season-high nine strikeouts in his start in Oakland last time out, while allowing three runs to the A’s. Marsh has been a solid member of the rotation despite the lopsided record, holding clubs to three runs or less in all but two of his last eight starts, but he will face an uphill battle in Seattle this Sunday. 

Royals Player Trends & Props

Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded a hit in seven of the last nine games, and he leads KC in hits (145), home runs (26) and RBI (81). 

Maikel Garcia has produced a run in four of the last six games,  and he leads the Royals in batting (.280), with 43 RBI. 

MJ Melendez has collected a hit in nine of the previous ten games, and he’s posting splits of .234/12/44. 

Salvador Perez is second on the team with 19 homers and 57 RBI. 

 

Mariners Preview & Projected Starter

Seattle moved to 73-56 after defeating Kansas City. The Mariners had everything going last night, and they’ll look to bring the brooms out here in the series finale. The Seattle offense is 3.87 scoring runs per game, while batting .234, with a .313 on-base percentageThe pitching staff carries a 3.55 ERA, with a 1.19 WHIP. 

Luis Castillo (10-7, 3.15 ERA, 175 Ks) will start for Seattle. The seventh-year pitcher put together a gem in the Southside last time out, striking out nine thru seven innings, while holding the Sox to one run en route to his tenth win. La Piedra has looked like himself since the All-Star break, winning each of his last three starts, while holding clubs to three runs or less in seven of his nine appearances. Castillo only managed to strike out three in his win over KC last week, and he’ll attempt to rev things up against them here at home.

Mariners Player Trends & Props

Julio Rodriguez homered in Friday’s win, and he leads Seattle in hits (126), with 21 home runs and 80 RBI. 

Teoscar Hernandez sent two three-run shots to the moon in last night’s victory, and after totaling multiple bases in eight of his last nine games, he’s posting splits of .258/21/75.

Eugenio Suarez produced three runs in the game one win, and he leads the Mariners in RBI (83), while hitting eighteen homers.  

Cal Raleigh has multiple hits in both wins over KC, and he leads the club in homers (25), with 64 RBI. 

J.P. Crawford has plated a run in three of the last four games, and he leads the M’s in batting (.268), with 41 runs batted in.

 

Corey’s Free Pick

Seattle embarrassed Kansas City last night, and with their ace set to go on Sunday with a sweep within reach, I like riding the streaking hosts momentum here. The Mariners have defeated the Royals five times over the past two weeks, and there’s a small chance we see a different result in the series finale. Four of the M’s wins have been by two runs or more, so let’s lean on Seattle to be great here in game three.

Corey’s Pick Mariners -1.5

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