Rays take on Mariners after Arozarena 4-hit game


Tampa Bay Rays (17-10, second in AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (12-15, third in AL West)

Seattle; Saturday, 9:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO PITCH: Rays: Drew Rasmussen (2-1, 3.13 ERA, .87 WHIP, 21 strikeouts); Mariners: Marco Gonzales (1-3, 4.05 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 16 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK RANGE: Spokes -126, Sailors +107; over/under is 7 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays take on the Seattle Mariners after Randy Arozarena had four hits Friday in an 8-7 win over the Mariners.

Seattle is 12-15 overall and 7-4 in home games. The Mariners hit 29 total homers to rank eighth in MLB play.

Tampa Bay is 9-7 at home and 17-10 overall. Rays pitchers have a collective ERA of 3.39, which ranks fifth in the AL.

Saturday’s game is the sixth time these teams have met this season. The Rays have a 4-1 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: JP Crawford has six doubles, a triple, four home runs and 10 RBIs while hitting .347 for the Mariners. Jesse Winker is 10 for 38 with four doubles and a home run in the last 10 games.

Manuel Margot has three doubles, a triple and a home run for the Rays. Mike Zunino is 5-for-20 with three homers in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Mariners: 1-9, .213 batting average, 4.88 ERA, outscored by 16 runs

Rays: 8-2, .251 batting average, 3.56 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs

INJURIES: Mariners: Matt Festa: 15 day EI (right elbow), Mitch Haniger: 10 day EI (ankle), Evan White: 60 day EI (sports hernia), Casey Sadler: 60 day EI (shoulder), Sergio Romo: IL 10 days (shoulder), Kyle Lewis: IL 10 days (knee), Ken Giles: IL 10 days (finger)

Spokes: Phoenix Sanders: IL 15 days (back), Ji-Man Choi: IL 10 days (elbow), Chris Mazza: IL 10 days (back), Shane Baz: IL 60 days (elbow), Luis Patino: 60 days IL (oblique), JT Chargois: 10 days IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60 days IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60 days IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60 days IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60 days IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60 days IL (elbow)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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