Mariners try to keep win streak alive against the Athletics

Aug 18, 2022, 11:42 AM | Updated: Aug 19, 2022, 12:02 am

Seattle Mariners (65-54, second in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (43-76, fifth in the AL West)

Oakland, California; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Marco Gonzales (7-12, 4.18 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 74 strikeouts); Athletics: Cole Irvin (6-10, 3.13 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 85 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mariners -137, Athletics +116; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners will attempt to prolong a three-game win streak with a victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Oakland has a 43-76 record overall and a 17-39 record at home. The Athletics have gone 16-9 in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Seattle has a 34-28 record on the road and a 65-54 record overall. The Mariners have hit 133 total home runs to rank sixth in the AL.

Friday’s game is the 11th time these teams match up this season. The Mariners have a 7-3 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Seth Brown leads Oakland with 17 home runs while slugging .442. Sean Murphy is 8-for-35 with three home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.

Ty France has 19 doubles, 14 home runs and 59 RBI for the Mariners. Cal Raleigh is 8-for-32 with three doubles, three home runs and four RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 2-8, .202 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by 18 runs

Mariners: 7-3, .224 batting average, 3.82 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs

INJURIES: Athletics: Ramon Laureano: 10-Day IL (oblique), Paul Blackburn: 15-Day IL (finger), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Mariners: Ryan Borucki: 15-Day IL (forearm), Matthew Boyd: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Evan White: 60-Day IL (hernia), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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