Mariners host the Reds after Gonzales’ strong outing
Seattle; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Marco Gonzales. Gonzales pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts against Cincinnati.
The Mariners are 31-40 in home games. Seattle has slugged .432 this season. Kyle Lewis leads the team with a mark of 1.333.
The Reds have gone 27-44 away from home. The Cincinnati pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.21. Sonny Gray leads the team with a 2.75 earned run average. The Mariners won the last meeting 5-3. Marco Gonzales earned his 15th victory and Lewis went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Seattle. Gray took his seventh loss for Cincinnati.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 3-7, .201 batting average, 5.85 ERA, outscored by 25 runs
Reds: 3-7, .218 batting average, 4.25 ERA, outscored by 13 runs
Mariners Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: (shoulder), Connor Sadzeck: (elbow), Chasen Bradford: (forearm/elbow), Domingo Santana: (elbow), Mitch Haniger: (testicle), Jake Fraley: (thumb), Ryon Healy: (back), J.P. Crawford: (hamstring).