Gonzales gets the start for Mariners in series opener against Angels
Anaheim, California; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles and Seattle meet to begin a three-game series.
The Angels are 13-19 against the rest of their division. Los Angeles’ team on-base percentage of .333 is fourth in the American League. Mike Trout leads the lineup with an OBP of .445.
The Mariners are 13-18 on the road. Seattle has hit 115 home runs this season, second in the majors. Edwin Encarnacion leads the team with 17, averaging one every 13 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: David Fletcher leads the Angels with 68 hits and has 23 RBIs. Trout is 11-for-31 with a double, four home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 6-4, .277 batting average, 5.10 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs
Mariners: 2-8, .229 batting average, 6.25 ERA, outscored by 22 runs
Angels Injuries: JC Ramirez: 60-day IL (elbow), Keynan Middleton: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Harvey: 10-day IL (back), Justin Upton: 60-day IL (toe), Andrelton Simmons: 10-day IL (ankle), Zack Cozart: 10-day IL (shoulder), Kevan Smith: 10-day IL (concussion).
Mariners Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Sam Tuivailala: 60-day IL (achilles/shoulder), Hunter Strickland: 60-day IL (lat), Connor Sadzeck: 10-day IL (elbow), Felix Hernandez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Chasen Bradford: 10-day IL (forearm), Mitch Haniger: day-to-day (leg), Braden Bishop: 10-day IL (neck), Ryon Healy: 10-day IL (back), Dee Gordon: 10-day IL (wrist), J.P. Crawford: 10-day IL (ankle).