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Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners

June 29, 2024


Game 2 of a three-game weekend series between the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners will take place on Saturday night when the Twins travel to Seattle, Washington, to face the Mariners at T-Mobile Park. The game will start at 10:10 PM ET and air on the MLB Network, Root Sports Northwest, and Bally Sports North.


Minnesota Twins Team Preview


The Minnesota Twins saw their two-game winning streak end on Friday night following a 2-3 loss in extra innings in Game 1 of the series against the Seattle Mariners. The Twins have been hot over their last six games, compiling a record of 4-2 during that stretch, and have outscored their opponents by an average of 6.67 to 3.17 runs per game.


The Twins had a 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th inning. However, they allowed a run in the 8th inning and lost the game in the bottom of the 10th inning.


However, Bailey Ober had a fantastic start on the mound for the Twins and recorded his 3rd consecutive quality start after pitching six innings, allowing one run, and recording nine strikeouts. However, his start resulted in a no-decision. The two runs for the Twins were scored in the 6th inning when Carlos Correa hit a two-run home run that also scored Willi Castro.


Minnesota has won three of the five meetings this season against Seattle and has won by an average margin of 2 runs per game in the series this season. The Minnesota Twins will look to even the series 1-1 when they travel to face the Seattle Mariners for Game 2 of the series.


Seattle Mariners Team Preview


Seattle has lost three consecutive series following a 1-2 series loss on the road against the Cleveland Guardians, a 1-2 series loss on the road against the Miami Marlins, and a 1-2 series loss on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays.


They have won back-to-back games following Friday's 3-2 win in extra innings against the Minnesota Twins. The win improved the record for the Mariners to 47-37 this season, which puts them in 1st place in the AL West. Seattle also ended their two-game losing streak in the series following the win in Game 1. Logan Gilbert's start resulted in a no-decision.


However, he recorded his 5th consecutive and 14th quality start this season after pitching six innings, allowing two runs, and recording three strikeouts. The Mariners trailed the Twins 1-2 heading into the bottom of the 8th inning. However, they tied the game 2-2 following Luke Raley scoring off a throwing error and won the game in the bottom of the 10th inning after J.P. Crawford scored off a fielder's choice hit by Cal Raleigh.


The Seattle Mariners will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Minnesota Twins for Game 2 of the series on Saturday night.


Odds and Series Trends


BetNow has the Seattle Mariners listed as -115 moneyline favorites at home against the Minnesota Twins for Game 2 of the series on Saturday night. The teams have split the previous ten meetings 5-5, with Minnesota outscoring Seattle by an average of 5.2 to 4.6 runs per game in those contests. The Twins have won two of the previous three games in the series by an average margin of 4 runs per game.


Game Pick


Minnesota and Seattle have two of the best records in the American League this season, with the Mariners being ten games above .500 at 47-37 and the Twins having a record of 45-37. The Twins have been the better team in the series this season, winning three of the five games, and have won two of the previous three games in the series by an average margin of 4 runs per game, which is why I am taking the moneyline for the Minnesota Twins when they travel to face the Seattle Mariners for Game 2 of the series on Saturday night. 


Spooky Express Pick: Minnesota Twins (-105)