Atlanta Braves' Marcell Ozuna hits an RBI-single off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Blake Parker during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia.
Atlanta Braves' Marcell Ozuna hits an RBI-single off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Blake Parker during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. |Matt Slocum | Associated Press
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Monday MLB Best Bets: Eckel has HR picks, Mariners vs Angels, Braves vs Red Sox, and White Sox vs Twins

First pitch: Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels at 4:10 p.m., Atlanta Braves at Boston Red Sox at 7:30 p.m., and Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins at 8:10 p.m.

Mark Eckel

Now that we’ve got over our Sunday jinx — we went 2-1 with a rainout and a Cody Bellinger home run — it’s onto bigger and better things, like Monday’s games.

There’s a good slate of MLB action and we got picks.

Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels, 4:10 p.m.

Pitchers: Marco Gonzalez vs. Jamie Barria

Odds: Mariners +130; Angels -145


Atlanta Braves at Boston Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.

Pitchers: Max Fried vs. Colten Brewer

Odds: Braves -190; Red Sox +175


Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins, 8:10 p.m.

Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Rich Hill

Odds: White Sox -135; Twins +115


THE CYCLE

Single: Marco Gonzalez is 2-0 against the Angels with a ERA around 2.00. Jamie Barria has an ERA of 11.49 against the Mariners. Hmm. Take the Mariners and the plus odds.

Double: I’m not sure Lucas Giolito will throw another no-hitter, but he should extend his scoreless its streak (currently at 16) a little more. Rich Hill is 0-2 with a 6.41 ERA against Chicago. Ad get this the Sox are 10-0 agains lefty starters this season. Take Chicago.

Triple: The odds on the Braves are too high. But there’s a reason for that Max Fried is 5-0 with the best ERA in baseball at 1.35. Parlay the Braves with the White Sox and throw in the Mariners if you like.

Home Run: Let’s go with Atlanta’s Marcell Ozuna and Cincinnati’s Eugenio Suarez.

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