4:07 pm
September 18

Mariners @ Angels

Who will WIN this matchup?

Seattle Mariners (80-64)

@ Los Angeles Angels (63-82)


Starting Pitchers:

Gonzales (SEA): 10-13; 3.89 ERA

Detmers (LAA) 5-5; 3.82 ERA


Current odds:

Seattle Mariners: (+110)

Los Angeles Angels: (-130)


Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani again did it all for the Angels Saturday night, when he earned the victory by tossing seven scoreless innings while driving in Los Angeles’ first run and scoring the other run in a 2-1 win. The loss dropped the Mariners (80-64) into the third and final wild card spot in the AL, a half-game behind the Tampa Bay Rays (81-64) and two games behind the Toronto Blue Jays (83-63).

The Mariners’ road back to the postseason got at least a little more challenging Saturday, when Rodriguez was scratched from the lineup due to a stiff lower back and Suarez was placed on the 10-day injured list with a broken right index finger. Mariners manager Scott Servais said Rodriguez’s back began bothering him as he warmed up in the batting cage before the game. Servais said Rodriguez — who is batting .279 with 27 homers, 73 RBIs and 25 stolen bases in a season that will likely earn him AL Rookie of the Year honors — was day-to-day.

Neither Gonzales nor Detmers factored into the decision in their most recent starts. Gonzales allowed one run over six innings on Sept. 11, when the Mariners edged the Atlanta Braves, 8-7. Detmers gave up four runs over five innings on Monday in the Angels’ 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Guardians.

Gonzales is 10-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 20 career starts against the Angels. Detmers is 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA in two starts against the Mariners.

StreakSmarter Pick
Seattle Mariners