Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Athletics want to break 3-game slide, play Mariners

Oakland Athletics (25-52, fifth in AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (36-41, fourth in AL West)

Seattle; Thursday, 10:10 p.m. EDT

Pitching Prospects: Athletics: Adrian Martinez (0-0); Mariners: Logan Gilbert (8-3, 2.54 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 89 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Mariners-226, Athletics +186; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Oakland Athletics aim to end their three-game slide with a win against the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle is 36-41 on aggregate and 17-19 at home. At 3.76 the Mariners have the ninth best team ERA among the majors.

Oakland leads 17-23 at Road Games and 25-52 on aggregate. The Athletics are 8-4 in the game when they score at least two home runs.

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The teams will meet on Thursday for the seventh time this season. The Mariners lead 4-2 in the season series.

Top Performer: Jesse Winker has 12 doubles and six home runs for the Mariners. Julio Rodriguez is 12 for 38 in the last 10 matches with two doubles and four home runs.

Seth Brown led Oakland to 10 home runs, slinging .447. Sean Murphy is 9-for-29 with home runs and five RBIs in the last 10 games.

Last 10 games: Mariners: 7-3, .232 batting average, 2.63 ERA, beat opponents by 15 runs

Athletics: 3-7, .229 batting average, 4.81 ERA, outscore 17 runs

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Injuries: Mariners: Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Taylor Trammel: 10-Day IL (Hamstring), Louis Torrance: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Ty France: 10-Day IL (Elbow), Evan White : 60-day IL (hernia), Mitch Hanniger: 60-day IL (ankle), Kyle Lewis: 7-day IL (concussion), Casey Sadler: 60-day IL (shoulder)

Athletics: Jonah Bride: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Danny Jimenez: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Dolton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Skye Bolt: 60-Day IL (oblique), Deolis Guerra: 60 -day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-day IL (elbow)

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