The Minnesota Twins visit the Seattle Mariners for the second game of their three-game series on Saturday.
The Twins were idle on Thursday, but lost their most recent outing Wednesday to the Detroit Tigers 4-1. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Twins.
Seattle lost on Thursday to the Oakland Athletics 4-3 snapping a five-game winning streak for the Mariners. Felix Hernandez saw his record fall to 5-4 with the loss. The loss was Hernandez’s second in 19 career starts versus the A’s. Mitch Haniger returned to the lineup on Thursday after missing one game after being hit by a pitch on Tuesday.
Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with a .295 batting average and team highs in home runs with nine, RBIs with 28 and hits with 52. Minnesota has a team batting average of .241 while opposing hitters are averaging .247 at the plate against Twins pitching. On Saturday, the Twins will send Jake Odorizzi to the mound. The right-hander this season is 3-2 with an ERA of 3.17, 55 Ks and 23 BBs.
Jean Segura leads the Mariners with a .317 batting average and team high 65 hits. Mitch Haniger leads the team in home runs with 11 and RBIs with 36. Seattle has a team batting average of .255, while opposing hitters are averaging .244 at the plate against Mariners pitching. On Saturday, Seattle will send Wade LeBlanc to the mound. The left-hander this season is 0-0 with an ERA of 2.65, 27 Ks and 5 BBs.