Los Angeles takes 3-game skid into matchup with Seattle

Posted4/18/2019 7:00 AM

Seattle Mariners (13-8, second in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (8-10, fifth in the AL West)

Anaheim, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Felix Hernandez (1-1, 4.38 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 10 strikeouts) Angels: Chris Stratton (1-1, 5.54 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 7 strikeouts)

LINE: Angels favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.

The Angels are 4-9 against AL West teams. Los Angeles is averaging four RBIs per game this season. Mike Trout leads the team with 12 total runs batted in.

The Mariners have gone 4-3 against division opponents. Seattle has hit an MLB-leading 42 home runs this season. Jay Bruce leads them with eight, averaging one every eight at-bats.

TOP PERFORMERS: Trout leads the Angels with five home runs and has 12 RBIs. Tommy La Stella is 6-for-28 with four home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

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Bruce leads the Mariners with eight home runs home runs and is slugging .552. Edwin Encarnacion is 12-for-39 with a double, four home runs and 13 RBIs over the last 10 games for Seattle.

LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 6-4, .237 batting average, 4.61 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

Mariners: 4-6, .249 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored opponents by one run

Angels Injuries: Nick Tropeano: 10-day IL (shoulder), Tyler Skaggs: 10-day IL (ankle), JC Ramirez: 60-day IL (elbow), Keynan Middleton: 60-day IL (elbow), Andrew Heaney: 10-day IL (elbow), Justin Upton: 10-day IL (toe), Michael Hermosillo: 10-day IL (groin), Shohei Ohtani: 10-day IL (elbow).

Mariners Injuries: Sam Tuivailala: 10-day IL (achilles), Hunter Strickland: 60-day IL (lat), Wade LeBlanc: 10-day IL (oblique), Chasen Bradford: 10-day IL (shoulder), Gerson Bautista: 10-day IL (pectoral), Mitch Haniger: day-to-day (illness), Kyle Seager: 60-day IL (hand).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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