Slumping Mariners look to end 5-game skid
Seattle; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle enters the matchup as losers of their last five games.
The Mariners are 5-6 in home games. Seattle has slugged .515, the highest in the American League. Daniel Vogelbach leads the club with a .878 slugging percentage, including 10 extra-base hits and six home runs.
The Indians are 5-6 on the road. Cleveland has slugged .326 this season. Carlos Santana leads the club with a .537 slugging percentage, including six extra-base hits. The Indians won the last meeting 4-2. Shane Bieber earned his second victory and Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a double for Cleveland. Mike Leake took his first loss for Seattle.
Santana leads the Indians with 11 RBIs and is batting .389. Leonys Martin is 12-for-39 with two doubles, three home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 5-5, .267 batting average, 4.75 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Indians: 6-4, .231 batting average, 3.45 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Mariners Injuries: Sam Tuivailala: 10-day IL (achilles), Hunter Strickland: 60-day IL (lat), Wade LeBlanc: 10-day IL (right oblique strain), Chasen Bradford: 10-day IL (shoulder), Gerson Bautista: 10-day IL (pectoral), Kyle Seager: 60-day IL (hand).