Mariners-Halos Continue on Coast
The Seattle Mariners try to make it two straight wins against the host Los Angeles Angels when the teams continue their four-game series Tuesday night. Seattle sis use a four-run ninth inning to secure a 6-2 win Monday night. That ended a two-game losing streak and jumped the Mariners into the top wild-card spot in the American League. LA’s two-game win streak was snapped, fourth place in the division.
Mariners’ Late Rally
Having trouble scoring runs against the Los Angeles Angels for much of Monday evening’s series-opening contest, the Seattle Mariners tallied four runs in the ninth inning after Shohei Ohtani left the mound, snatching a 6-2 victory. Helped by some fielding foibles (physical and mental) by the Angels in the ninth as well, Seattle was more than happy to take advantage and gain the victory.
“There’s a lot to unpack. What started out as a very normal game with two good starting pitchers out there got crazy at the end,” manager Scott Servais said.
Outfielder Jesse Winker was 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored in the contest. Winker is batting .229 with 14 doubles, 12 home runs, 44 RBIs and 38 runs scored in his first season with the Mariners.
Shortstop J.P. Crawford was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs in the win. Crawford is batting .261 with 20 doubles, two triples, five home runs, 31 RBis and 49 runs scored.
Lefthander Robbie Ray gets the start for Tuesday’s contest. Ray is 8-8 and a 3.90 ERA in 23 starts, 156 strikeouts in 136 innings. He had a no-decision in his last start against the Angels Aug. 5, having surrendered one run on five hits (seven innings)., He struck out 10 with two walks.
Ohtani Not to Blame
The Los Angeles Angels looked good for much of Monday’s opener, Shohei Ohtani going six innings and having surrendered two runs (seven hits), striking out eight. The trouble for Los Angeles was in the ninth, a 2-2 game turning into a 6-2 loss after some inexcusable issues.
southpaw Jose Suarez tries to help LA bounce back Tuesday night, making his 13th start (15th appearance) of the season. Suarez is 4-4 with a 4.04 ERA, 61 strikeouts in 62⅓ innings. Suarez has been red hot of late, going 3-0 over his last three starts with an ‘perfect’ ERA of 0.00 (one unearned run over 17⅓ innings).
Second baseman Luis Rengifo had a home run for the second time in five games Monday night. He is batting .270 with 17 doubles, three triples, eight home runs, 30 RBIs and 28 runs scored.
Shortstop David Fletcher was 2-for-3 in the loss Monday. Fletcher is batting .275 with five doubles, a triple, two home runs, 12 RBIs and eight runs scored in 29 games.
Mariners vs Angels Head-To-Head
The Seattle Mariners made it six wins in 13 games against the Los angeles Angels this season. It’s somewhat odd that the Angels are just 1-3 at home against the Mariners, 6-3 in Seattle.
The Mariners won the season series in 2021, 11-8.
The MLB lines for Tuesday’s game have Seattle favored to win again on the road.
Mariners vs Angels Game Information
- Game: Mariners (63-54) vs Angels (51-65)
- Location: Angel Stadium
- Day/Time: Tuesday August, 9:38 p.m. ET
- Mariners vs Angels Live Stream: MLB.tv
Mariners vs Angels Betting Odds
R. Ray -L
|-1½ Ev||-170||7½ -115o||4½ -110o
|Los Angeles Angels
J. Suarez -L
|+1½ -120||+150||7½ -105u||3½ +110o
Mariners vs Angels Prediction
The Los Angeles Angels haven’t shown a lot of offense of late. They won’t need much in support of Suarez. However, the Seattle Mariners are playing well with success in Anaheim, and we see that continuing in this one.