The Mariners have been able to take a game lead in the AL West and that is going to make a huge difference in this game here. However, the Mariners are a team that is on the road and on this road trip the Mariners have been luck as they have won quite a few games and even took 2 from the Astros in Houston. With the Rays the team has not been able to get to the five hundred mark again and that is really causing the team to fall back in the standings.
The Rays on the season have been able to get a team ERA of 4.01 on the season. The Rays are hitting at a clip of .256 on the season, but have only managed to get a total of 241 runs on the season.
Pitching has been a strong point on the year for the Mariners with a team ERA that sits at 3.81 on the year. The Mariners are hitting at a clip of .257 and that has translated to the team being able to get a total of 276 runs scored.
James Paxton is the pitcher who is heading to the mound for the Mariners. On the season so far Paxton has been able to throw a total of 82.1 innings and struck out 101 batters. This has translated to him getting a 5-1 record and an ERA that sits at 2.95.
The Rays are countering with Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi on the year has been able to throw a total of 11 innings in two starts. He has struck out 8 batters with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 3.27 on the year.