MLB Odds: Mariners Ace Paxton Faces Fiers, Athletics on Tuesday. In a game that should produce the most intriguing pitching battle of the night, the Seattle Mariners will visit the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 of a three-game series on Tuesday. James Paxton will be on the mound for the Mariners, and the Athletics will counter with Mike Fiers. Get your baseball odds at Bovada today.
The Seattle Mariners will send James Paxton to the mound Tuesday night when they visit the Oakland Athletics. Oakland will counter with Mike Fiers. The game starts at 10:05 PM ET.
Paxton has been one of the best pitchers in the American League this season with a 3.63 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and an 11.33 K/9 according to the guys at Bovada Sports. With wins in two of his last three overall, Paxton now owns a 10-5 record overall. He’s pitched better at home than on the road this season, with a 3.21 home ERA compared to a 4.04 road ERA; however, the disparity in those numbers hasn’t negatively impacted his splits away from Seattle. Through 23 starts, he’s 5-2 on the road compared to 5-3 at home.
Oakland will turn to Fiers with the hope that he can outduel Paxton, as these teams continue to jockey for position atop the AL West. Fiers, who was recently acquired from the Detroit Tigers, is 7-6 with a 3.40 ERA this season. He’s been dynamite in his home starts, with a 5-2 record and a 2.69 ERA dating back to his time in Detroit.