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Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays

July 7, 2024


The Toronto Blue Jays will travel to Seattle, Washington, to face the Seattle Mariners in a rubber match in Game 3 of a three-game weekend series at T-Mobile Park. The game will start at 4:10 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and air on the MLB Network, Root Sports North, Root Sports Northwest, and TVA.


Toronto Blue Jays Team Preview


The Toronto Blue Jays have struggled over their last seven games as they have compiled a record of 2-5 during that stretch, however, they ended their three-game losing streak with a 5-4 win in Game 2 of the series against the Seattle Mariners on the road and have a chance to win their first series since the mid-point of June which came in a 2-1 series win at home against the Cleveland Guardians.


The Blue Jays had the lead for most of the game after scoring the first run of the game in the 4th inning and had a 5-0 lead going into the bottom of the 8th inning before the Mariners would score the final four runs. Yariel Rodriguez picked up his first win of the season after pitching six shutout innings of baseball while striking out six batters against the Mariners.


The win in Game 2 ended a two-game losing streak in the series for the Blue Jays against the Mariners. However, Toronto has won three of the five meetings this season against Seattle, with both teams averaging 3.4 runs per game in those matchups.


The Toronto Blue Jays will look to end the series with a win to secure their first series win since mid-June when they travel to face the Seattle Mariners for Game 3 of the series.


Seattle Mariners Team Preview


The Seattle Mariners are seven games above .500 and are in 1st place in the AL West with a record of 49-42, which gives them a two-game lead over the Houston Astros for 1st place in the division. However, the Mariners have lost five consecutive series and are in danger of losing their 6th straight series following a 4-5 loss in Game 2 on Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays at home.


The Mariners were shut out for the first seven innings of the game before scoring three runs in the bottom of the 8th inning following a three-run home run hit by Mitch Haniger, who also scored Mitch Garver and Dominic Canzone. Emerson Hancock lost his 4th start this season after pitching four innings, allowing two runs, and recording four strikeouts against the Blue Jays.


Seattle has won two of the last three games in the series and has outscored Toronto by an average of 4 to 2.33 runs per game in those matchups. The Seattle Mariners will look to avoid losing their 6th consecutive series when they host the Toronto Blue Jays for Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon.


Odds and Series Trends


JustBet has the Seattle Mariners listed as -159 moneyline favorites at home against the Toronto Blue Jays for Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon. The teams have split the previous ten meetings 5-5, with Seattle outscoring Toronto by an average of 4.2 to 4 runs per game in those meetings. Seattle has also won two of the previous three games in the series by an average margin of 1.67 runs per game.


Game Pick


Neither team has won a series since the midpoint of June, with Seattle losing five consecutive series. Toronto has won three of the five meetings this season and four of the last six games in the series. Jose Berrios has won his previous three starts against Seattle while allowing an average of .67 runs per game and recording six strikeouts per game in those matchups. Take the moneyline for the Toronto Blue Jays when they travel to face the Seattle Mariners for Game 3 of the series.


Spooky Express Pick: Toronto Blue Jays Moneyline (+135)