Mariners take 4-game losing streak into matchup with Athletics
Seattle; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle enters the game as losers of their last four games.
The Mariners are 25-48 against AL West teams. Seattle has a collective batting average of .238 this season, led by Omar Narvaez with an average of .278.
The Athletics are 43-30 against AL West Division teams. Oakland has hit 254 home runs this season, fifth in the MLB. Matt Chapman leads them with 36, averaging one every 15.9 at-bats. The Athletics won the last meeting 3-1. Sean Manaea earned his fourth victory and Chapman went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Oakland. Felix Hernandez registered his eighth loss for Seattle.
TOP PERFORMERS: Daniel Vogelbach leads the Mariners with 47 extra base hits and is slugging .443. Shed Long is 13-for-43 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 5-5, .225 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Athletics: 7-3, .242 batting average, 2.37 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs