Los Angeles Coming Off Pair of One-Run Victories
The Los Angeles Angels try to extend their two-game winning streak against the visiting Seattle Mariners when the division rivals play the third of a four-game series on Sunday.
Los Angeles has won the first two games of the series and is in fourth place in the AL West standings. Seattle has dropped three of four and has dropped to the third Wild-Card spot in the American League, leading the Baltimore Orioles by five games. This has been a tight series, so to help with your betting online, make sure to read our in-depth preview of Sunday’s contest.
Injury Bug Starting To Bite Mariners
It’s been bad enough that the Seattle Mariners have dropped the first two games of their series with the Los Angeles Angels, but injuries to key players are starting to pop up as well. Third baseman Eugenio Suarez fractured his right index finger in Friday’s loss, then rookie outfielder Julio Rodriguez was a late scratch from Saturday’s game with back spasms.
“It happens; that’s why you have a 26-man roster,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said after Saturday’s 2-1 loss. “You need everybody to step up and do their job. We pitched a really good ballgame. We were right there. We had a chance to win it. That’s all you can ask for.”
Outfielder Taylor Trammell provided all of the Seattle offense in Saturday’s contest, hitting a solo home run.
Left-hander Marco Gonzales is 10-13 with a 3.89 ERA, striking out 88 in 159⅔ innings. He took a no-decision in his last outing, going six innings against the Atlanta Braves on Sept. 11 and allowing one run on two hits while striking out five and walking none.
Ohtani Nearly A One-Man Show In Angels Win
The reigning AL MVP Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels is still a viable candidate for this season’s award, and he showed why on Saturday night. Ohtani pitched seven scoreless innings and was 1-for-2 with an RBI, a double, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored in the Angels’ 2-1 victory.
Ohtani has a double in three straight games heading into Sunday. He’s batting .266 with 26 doubles, six triples, 34 home runs, 89 RBIs and 82 runs scored.
Outfielder Mike Trout was 1-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday’s win. It was just the third time in 11 games that he hasn’t hit a home run. Trout is batting .278 with 20 doubles, two triples, 36 home runs, 71 RBIs, and 74 runs scored.
The Angels will turn to left-hander Reid Detmers for the start. Detmers is 5-5 with a 3.82 ERA in 22 starts, striking out 108 in 113 innings. He has struggled in a pair of September starts, going 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA, allowing four earned runs in each outing.
Mariners vs Angels Head-To-Head
The Los Angeles Angels have taken a 9-8 lead in the season series with the Seattle Mariners with the two games of this series remaining to be played. Seattle won the season series between these two in 2021 by an 11-8 count after the teams split 10 matchups in 2020.
The Angels are just 3-5 at home this season against the Mariners, though they’ve won the last two matchups. The MLB lines for Sunday’s game are giving the edge to the home-standing Angels.
Mariners vs Angels Game Information
- Game: Mariners (80-64) vs Angels (63-82)
- Location: Angel Stadium
- Day/Time: Sunday, Sept. 18, 4:07 p.m. ET
- Mariners vs Angels Live Stream: MLB TV
Mariners vs Angels Betting Lines
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Mariners vs Angels Prediction
The Seattle Mariners are having their troubles with injuries right now, while the Los Angeles Angels are looking to finish the season strong. Look for another solid performance from the Angels’ stars as they make it three straight victories in the series.
When making your MLB picks, take Los Angeles to win at home.