Mariners host the Angels after Leake’s solid outing
Seattle; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
LINE: Angels favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Mariners are 13-15 against opponents from the AL West. Seattle has hit 103 home runs this season, second in the American League. Daniel Vogelbach leads them with 15, averaging one every 10.8 at-bats.
The Angels are 10-17 against the rest of their division. The Los Angeles offense has compiled a .257 batting average as a team this season, David Fletcher leads the team with a mark of .312. The Mariners won the last meeting 4-3. Mike Leake earned his fourth victory and Tom Murphy went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Seattle. Tyler Skaggs registered his fifth loss for Los Angeles.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vogelbach leads the Mariners with 15 home runs and has 32 RBIs. Tim Beckham is 4-for-22 with a double, two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 2-8, .239 batting average, 5.29 ERA, outscored by 23 runs
Angels: 5-5, .273 batting average, 6.00 ERA, outscored by four runs
Mariners Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Sam Tuivailala: 60-day IL (achilles/shoulder), Hunter Strickland: 60-day IL (lat), Connor Sadzeck: day-to-day (hand), Felix Hernandez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Gerson Bautista: 60-day IL (pectoral), Ryon Healy: 10-day IL (back), Dee Gordon: 10-day IL (wrist), Edwin Encarnacion: day-to-day (mouth), J.P. Crawford: 10-day IL (ankle).
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), Michael Hermosillo: 60-day IL (groin), Andrelton Simmons: 10-day IL (ankle), Zack Cozart: 10-day IL (shoulder), Kevan Smith: 7-day IL (concussion).