Los Angeles Battling To Move Up in Standings
The Los Angeles Angels try to take a series from their division rivals when they take on the host Seattle Mariners in the finale of a four-game series on Sunday. Los Angeles won the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday and has won two of the first three games of the series. Seattle is battling for a Wild-Card spot in the American League and is currently second in the AL West, 12 games behind the first-place Houston Astros. This has been a tight series, so make sure you read our in-depth preview of the finale before you do your betting online.
Angels Get Benefits From Trade-Deadline Deal
The Los Angeles Angels were sellers at the trade deadline, moving pitcher Noah Syndergaard to the Philadelphia Phillies for 24-year-old outfielder Mickey Moniak. But the Angels reaped the rewards of the deal on Saturday night, with Moniak hitting a solo home run for his second round-tripper in three days, though he did leave the game in the ninth inning when hit on the finger by a pitch.
“It’s not looking good,” Angels interim manager Phil Nevin said after Saturday’s win. “I’m crushed for him, but it’s a part of the game.”
Also having a good day at the plate was outfielder Taylor Ward, who was 1-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the nightcap. Ward is batting .274 with 12 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs, 38 RBIs, and 50 runs scored.
Infielder David Fletcher was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in the Angels’ victory.
Left-hander Tucker Davidson will make his first start for the Angels after coming to the team in a deal with the Atlanta Braves at the trade deadline. The 26-year-old went 1-2 with a 6.46 ERA in three starts and four total appearances with Atlanta, striking out 10 in 15⅓ innings of work. His last start at the major league level came in late May.
Mariners Unable To Take Advantage of Homestand
The Seattle Mariners are right in the mix for the American League Wild Card and ending the team’s 20-year playoff drought. But, with three teams within three games of them in the standings, they need to take better advantage of playing at home, where they’re just 28-25 this season.
Left-hander Marco Gonzales will get the start. Gonzales is 6-11 with a 3.95 ERA in 21 starts this season, striking out 65 in 118⅓ innings. Gonzales got roughed up in his last start against the New York Yankees on Monday, allowing six runs on nine hits, including three home runs, over 5⅓ innings while striking out five and walking three.
Catcher Luis Torrens provided the only run for the Mariners in Saturday’s nightcap with a solo home run.
A two-run home run by Ty France was enough to get Seattle the win in the first game of the day. France is batting .306 to rank eighth in the majors, adding 19 doubles, 14 home runs, 56 RBIs and 40 runs scored.
Angels vs Mariners Head-To-Head
The Los Angeles Angels have dominated the Seattle Mariners in games played at T-Mobile Park this season, going 6-2. Los Angeles heads into Sunday with a 7-4 advantage in the season series as it looks for its first season series win against Seattle since 2019.
Seattle won last season’s series with the Angels, taking 11 of the 19 meetings, including five of the nine matchups at T-Mobile Park. The MLB lines for Sunday’s series finale are giving the advantage to the Mariners to take the final game of the weekend set.
Angels vs Mariners Game Information
- Game: Angels (46-62) vs Mariners (58-51)
- Location: T-Mobile Park
- Day/Time: Sunday, 4:10 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: MLB TV
Angels vs Mariners Betting Lines
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Angels vs Mariners Prediction
The Los Angeles Angels are playing for the future, giving some young players the chance to get some major league experience. The Seattle Mariners should be able to take advantage of that and improve their chances at a Wild-Card spot with a victory on Sunday..
When making your MLB picks, take Seattle to win at home.