10:10 pm
August 27

Guardians @ Mariners

Who will WIN this matchup?

Cleveland Guardians (66-58)

@ Seattle Mariners (69-57)


Starting Pitchers:

Plesac (CLE): 2-11; 4.43 ERA

Castillo (SEA) 5-5; 2.93 ERA


Current odds:

Cleveland Guardians: (+158)

Seattle Mariners: (-185)


The starting line-up for Cleveland is as follows:

The starting line-up for Seattle is as follows:

There was a buzz Friday at T-Mobile Park, and not just because the Cleveland Guardians and host Seattle Mariners tussled for 11 innings in a potential playoff preview before nearly 40,000 fans. When All-Star Julio Rodriguez stepped to the plate in the sixth inning of the Mariners’ 3-2 victory, the public address announcer confirmed what Seattle fans had been talking about all day. Rodriguez had received a massive contract extension. While Rodriguez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts on Friday, the Mariners still won their second straight game against Cleveland. The four-game series resumes Saturday night.

Friday’s game between the American League Central-leading Guardians and the Mariners felt worthy of October. Seattle holds the third and final wild-card position and would travel to Cleveland for a first-round matchup if the postseason started on Saturday.

Mitch Haniger’s single in the bottom of the 11th inning scored Dylan Moore with the winning run after each of the game’s first four runs came home on sacrifice flies.

Cleveland left fielder Steven Kwan made a diving catch on a foul ball while flying into the stands in the fifth inning, a play reminiscent of the one made by the New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter in 2004. Kwan appeared to injure his ribs on an arm rest but stayed in the game.

Plesac, who was skipped the last time through the rotation, has lost his past seven decisions since recording a victory against Baltimore on June 5. He’s 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in one previous career start against Seattle.

Castillo is 0-3 with a 7.85 ERA in four career starts against Cleveland.

StreakSmarter Pick
Seattle Mariners