Guardians Bring Road win Streak into Game Against the Mariners
Cleveland Guardians (66-56, first in the AL Central) vs. Seattle Mariners (67-57, second in the AL West)
Seattle; Thursday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Triston McKenzie (9-9, 3.11 ERA, .96 WHIP, 138 strikeouts); Mariners: Marco Gonzales (8-12, 4.08 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 75 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians will try to keep a three-game road win streak alive when they face the Seattle Mariners.
Seattle is 32-27 at home and 67-57 overall. The Mariners have a 47-6 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
Cleveland has a 66-56 record overall and a 34-31 record in road games. The Guardians have a 37-13 record in games when they did not give up a home run.
The teams meet Thursday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Julio Rodriguez has 19 doubles, three triples and 20 home runs while hitting .271 for the Mariners. Eugenio Suarez is 8-for-30 with a double, a triple and five home runs over the past 10 games.
Jose Ramirez has 25 home runs, 48 walks and 103 RBI while hitting .285 for the Guardians. Oscar Gonzalez is 12-for-39 with five doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 5-5, .233 batting average, 3.62 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs
Guardians: 6-4, .254 batting average, 2.43 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs
INJURIES: Mariners: Ryan Borucki: 15-Day IL (forearm), Matthew Boyd: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Evan White: 60-Day IL (hernia), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Guardians: Anthony Gose: 60-Day IL (tricep), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)