Seattle hosts Oakland, looks to build on Gonzales’ strong showing
Seattle; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Tanner Roark (10-9, 4.32 ERA) Mariners: Justin Dunn (0-0, 3.86 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Marco Gonzales. Gonzales pitched seven innings, surrendering one run on five hits with four strikeouts against Oakland.
The Mariners are 26-49 against AL West opponents. The Seattle pitching staff averages 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings, Marco Gonzales leads them with a mark of 6.5.
The Athletics are 44-31 against teams from the AL West. The Oakland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.98. Mike Fiers leads the team with a 3.85 earned run average. The Athletics won the last meeting 1-0. Brett Anderson notched his 13th victory and Ramon Laureano went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Oakland. Gonzales took his 13th loss for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 4-6, .192 batting average, 3.06 ERA, outscored by six runs
Athletics: 7-3, .234 batting average, 2.18 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs