On Sunday, the Minnesota Twins will conclude their three-game series in the Pacific Northwest against the Seattle Mariners.
In the opening game of the series on Friday, the Mariners beat the Twins 2-1 thanks to a strong pitching performance by James Paxton, who allowed just one run over seven innings while striking out 11. Seattle’s Mitch Haniger hit an RBI single with two outs during the sixth inning that helped the Mariners to the win. Minnesota has now lost two straight. The one run win by Seattle was its 14th of the season, which is tops in the American League. Fernando Romero saw his record drop to 2-1 even though he pitched well allowing just five hits across seven innings while striking out seven.
Eddie Rosario leads Minnesota with a .289 batting average and team highs in home runs with nine, RBIs with 28 and hits with 52. Minnesota has a team batting average of .239 while opposing hitters are averaging .246 at the plate against Twins pitching. On Sunday, Minnesota will send Jose Berrios to the mound. The right-hander this season is 5-4 with an ERA of 3.82, 59 Ks and 12 BBs.
Jean Segura leads Seattle with a .316 batting average and team high 66 hits. Mitch Haniger leads the team in home runs with 11 and RBIs with 37. Seattle has a team batting average of .254, while opposing hitters are averaging .242 at the plate against Mariners pitching. On Sunday, Seattle will send Mike Leake to the mound. The right-hander on the season is 4-3 with an ERA of 5.46, 37 Ks and 16 BBs.