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The Cuban southpaw is 3-3 with an ERA of 2.79 and a WHIP of 1.24 in nine starts this season, but the Mariners are just 3-6 in those starts. They’ve scored just 24 runs combined in the eight games the 26-year-old has started.
Both the Mariners and their opponents in Elias’ starts are combining to average just 5.4 runs in those games.
With Elias and McCullers toeing the rubber Sunday, oddsmakers at some online books opened the total at 7.5. As of early Sunday morning, the total stood at 8