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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

MLB Odds: Former Cy Young Winners Highlight Tigers-Mariners Tilt

Tigers vs Mariners on Wednesday
A pair of former Cy Young winners take the mound on Wednesday when the Detroit Tigers and the Seattle Mariners wrap up a three-game series at Safeco Field. First pitch is at 10:10 PM ET.

2011 Cy Young and MVP winner Justin Verlander (12-6 W-L, 3.52 ERA) pitched a 4-3 home win over the New York Mets in his last outing. He allowed a pair of runs on four hits over six innings, striking out nine and walking one. He’s now 5-0 in his last seven starts. The 33-year-old righty is 10-8 in 19 career starts against the Mariners, posting a 3.35 ERA. Verlander is 5-3 in 10 road starts this season with a 3.76 ERA.

2010 Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez (6-4 W-L, 3.55 ERA) allowed two homers in a 6-4 home win over the Los Angeles Angels along with four runs on three hits in eight innings. Hernandez struck out six and walked three, but he got the win, which was his second in his last four starts. The 30-year-old has been fantastic against the Tigers over his career; he’s 9-3 in 14 starts against Detroit, posting a 2.57 ERA.

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Tigers vs Mariners on Wednesday

MLB Odds: Verlander, Hernandez Square Off on Wednesday
Fans could be treated to a pitching duel on Wednesday when the Seattle Mariners host the Detroit Tigers in the finale of a three-game series.

Justin Verlander gets the call for the Tigers. The 2011 Cy Young/MVP winner has been on fire lately, going 5-0 in his last seven starts. He ranks second in the American League in innings and strikeouts. The Mariners will counter with 2010 Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez, who’s battled injuries this season. He’s starting to pitch better, going 2-0 in four starts since coming off the disabled list.

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