Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justus Sheffield tosses a ground ball by the Houston Astros' Kyle Tucker to first baseman Evan White in the bottom of the sixth inning on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at Minute Maid Park.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justus Sheffield tosses a ground ball by the Houston Astros' Kyle Tucker to first baseman Evan White in the bottom of the sixth inning on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at Minute Maid Park.|Kevin M. Cox/The Galveston County Daily News via AP
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Bet Baseball: After going 2-for-3 with a homer Friday, Eckel looks to stay hot with Angels vs A's, Red Sox vs Orioles, Rangers vs Mariners

Eckel's first pitch is at 4:10 pm EDT.

Mark Eckel

Two wins, out of three games, and a home run, wasn’t bad Friday.

We had Kansas City beating Minnesota with Jorge Solar going deep; and we had the Mariners mild upset over the Rangers. We missed, and missed badly, with the Cubs over the White Sox.

Let’s look for some more winners, Saturday.

Los Angeles Angels at Oakland As, 4:10 p.m.

Pitchers: Griffith Canning vs. Chris Bassitt

Odds: Angels +120; As -145

Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles, 7:35 p.m.

Pitchers: Martin Perez vs. Alex Cobb

Odds: Red Sox -125; Orioles +105

Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners, 9:10 p.m.

Pitchers: Jordan Lyles vs. Justus Sheffield

Over/Under: 8 1/2 runs

THE CYCLE

Single: Oakland has been good at home and with Bassitt on the mound. The 6-foot-5 righty is 2-0 with a 2.93 ERA on the season and already has a win over the Angels. Canning is 0-3 this season and two of those losses are to the As. Take Oakland.

Double: Boston, after losing nine straight, has won three straight. The Red Sox have begun to dismantle the roster, however, sending two relievers to the Phillies and that’s never a good sign. Cobb has been the O’s best pitcher and has an 8-6 lifetime mark against good Red Sox teams. Perez is 4-5 with a 5.19 ERA lifetime against Baltimore. Take the Orioles.

Triple: Jordan Lyles comes into Saturday’s game with a 7.52 ERA and has allowed 10 runs over his past nine innings. Sheffield won for the first time in his 10th MLB start last time out and looked good, but he isn’t exactly brining back memories of Randy Johnson to Mariners fans just yet. Take the over.

Home Run: Le’s go with Oakland’s Ramon Laureano, Baltimore’s Renalto Nunez and Seattle’s Kyle Seager to go deep Saturday.

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