Chip's Highest-Rated AL Megabucks Best Bet
(MLB) Seattle vs. Oakland, 06/22/2022 9:40 PM, Score: 9 - 0
Money Line: -128.00 Seattle (Away)
Result: Win
Seattle at Oakland 9:40 ET
Mariners over A's- Seattle will put their trust in rookie right-hander George Kirby (1-2, 3.56). The 2019 first-round pick has gone 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA in his past four starts after beginning his career with an 0-1 record and 4.50 ERA in his first four outings. Kirby faced the A's in his fourth start on May 24. He got a no-decision in a 7-5 home loss, allowing four runs in five innings with a season-best nine strikeouts. The A's are expected to counter with their top All-Star candidate, right-hander Paul Blackburn (6-2, 2.26), who is coming off road starts at Cleveland and Boston in which he allowed just one run in 13 1/3 innings. Blackburn improved to 5-0 on May 25 in a 4-2 win at Seattle, shutting out the Mariners on one hit in 5 1/3 innings. Blackburn is 2-2 lifetime in five starts against them, with a 4.68 ERA but the Mariners are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings. Take SEATTLE!