Mariners to stop losing streak in game against the Rays
Tampa Bay Rays (16-10, second in the AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (12-14, third in the AL West)
Seattle; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Josh Fleming (2-3, 6.32 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, 16 strikeouts); Mariners: Logan Gilbert (4-0, .64 ERA, .93 WHIP, 27 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mariners -125, Rays +105; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners enter a matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays as losers of four straight games.
Seattle is 7-3 at home and 12-14 overall. The Mariners have hit 26 total home runs to rank sixth in the AL.
Tampa Bay is 16-10 overall and 9-7 in home games. The Rays have a 10-0 record in games when they scored at least five runs.
The teams meet Friday for the fifth time this season. The Rays lead the season series 3-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ty France leads the Mariners with five home runs while slugging .505. J.P. Crawford is 14-for-37 with two doubles, two home runs and two RBI over the last 10 games.
Yandy Diaz has three doubles, two home runs and six RBI while hitting .301 for the Rays. Manuel Margot is 11-for-34 with two doubles and a triple over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 2-8, .209 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
Rays: 7-3, .241 batting average, 2.97 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
INJURIES: Mariners: Tom Murphy: day-to-day (undisclosed), Matt Festa: 15-Day IL (right elbow), Mitch Haniger: 10-Day IL (ankle), Evan White: 60-Day IL (sports hernia), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sergio Romo: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Lewis: 10-Day IL (knee), Ken Giles: 10-Day IL (finger)
Rays: Phoenix Sanders: 15-Day IL (back), Ji-Man Choi: 10-Day IL (elbow), Chris Mazza: 10-Day IL (back), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Patino: 60-Day IL (oblique), JT Chargois: 10-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-Day IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.