On Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners will play the second game of their current series on the road against the Oakland Athletics.
The Mariners were off on Monday, but won three straight over the weekend against the Detroit Tigers including Sunday’s 3-2 victory. The Mariners are now in second place in the AL West just two games behind the Houston Astros, after winning five of their last seven overall.
Oakland entered this series riding a four-game winning streak after sweeping the Toronto Blue Jays on the road in a four-game series with a 9-2 Sunday victory completing the sweep. Daniel Mengden allowed just two Blue Jays hits over seven scoreless innings for Oakland in Sunday’s 7-run victory.
Jean Segura leads the Mariners with a .318 batting average and team high 61 hits. Mitch Haniger leads in home runs with 11 and RBIs with 36. Seattle has a team batting average of .257 while opposing hitters are averaging .249 at the plate against Mariners pitching. On Wednesday, Seattle will send Marco Gonzales to the mound. The southpaw is 3-3 with an ERA of 4.66, 43 Ks and 9 BBs.
Jed Lowrie leads Oakland with a .320 batting average and team high 58 hits. Khris Davis leads the team in home runs with 13 and RBIs with 38. Oakland has a team batting average of .252, while opposing hitters are averaging .255 at the plate against Athletics pitching. Oakland has not yet announced its starting pitcher for Wednesday’s game.