Mariners take 6-game losing streak into matchup with Indians
Cleveland; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle enters the game as losers of their last six games.
The Indians are 9-4 on their home turf. The Cleveland pitching staff averages 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings, Carlos Carrasco leads them with a mark of 12.7.
The Mariners are 11-6 on the road. Seattle has hit a league-leading 65 home runs this season, Jay Bruce leads the team with 10 homers. The Indians won the last meeting 5-4. Tyler Olson earned his first victory and Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Cleveland. Connor Sadzeck registered his first loss for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 6-4, .215 batting average, 3.07 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Mariners: 2-8, .195 batting average, 4.97 ERA, outscored by 32 runs
Mariners Injuries: Sam Tuivailala: 10-day IL (achilles), Hunter Strickland: 60-day IL (lat), Wade LeBlanc: 10-day IL (oblique), Gerson Bautista: 10-day IL (pectoral), Kyle Seager: 60-day IL (hand), Ryon Healy: day-to-day (groin).