An interleague clash will take place on Saturday evening, when the Seattle Mariners face the Arizona Diamondbacks from Chase Field. The Mariners (73-62) have won three straight games and trail Boston by four games in the race for the final AL Wild Card spot. Last night, OF Jared Kelenic homered and drove in the game winning run with a single in the tenth inning for a 6-5 road victory against Arizona.
Twenty-nine year old lefty Marco Gonzales (6-5 4.02 ERA) will take the mound for the Mariners in this matchup. Seattle has won Gonzales’ last four starts and he has allowed just six runs over his last 27 plus frames.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost seven of their previous ten games and own the worst overall record in the National League. During Friday's loss, Arizona SP Madison Bumgarner gave up five runs in six innings and did not factor in the decision. SS Nick Ahmed tripled and drove in a pair of runs for the Diamondbacks (45-91).
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo has yet to name a starting pitcher for this game. The Diamondbacks have few quality options on a staff that ranks second worst in the majors with a 5.12 team ERA.