The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels face each other on Sunday in Major League action at Angel Stadium.
The Seattle Mariners are looking for another win to increase their three-game winning streak. The Mariners have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Seattle Mariners are 15-4 this season when they score four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 30 hits and 25 RBIs, while Mitch Haniger and Tim Beckham have combined for 49 hits and 30 RBIs. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he's 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Leake is 4-3 with a 3.57 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels could use a win to break a six-game losing streak. The Angels have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels are 2-11 this season when they allow four or more runs. Offensively, Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 23 hits and 10 RBI, while David Fletcher and Jonathan Lucroy combined for 38 hits and 11 RBI. Jaime Barria receives the ball, and is 1-1 with a 5.87 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Barria is 1-3 with a 4.10 ERA and 13 career strikeouts against the Mariners.
The Mariners have 10-3 in their last 13 games during game 4 of a series, 11-5 in Leakes in the last 16 starts and 4-1 in Leakes in the last 5 starts. The Angels have a record of 12-5 in their last 17 home games, 6-13 in their last 19 games on Sunday and 0-6 in their last 6 games in general. The Mariners have 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The bbad is 18-7-1 in the last 26 of the Angels in general. The final is 4-1 in Leakes last 5 starts in general.
The Los Angeles Angels simply can not take a break during this stretch of loss and their pitching staff continues to be shaken. That's not what you want to see when you face a Seattle Mariners squad that does nothing more than tear off the top of the ball all season. And while Leake is not the best pitcher in the world, the Mariners seem to have a lot of success with him on the mound. Not only have the Mariners won 11 of the last 16 starts in Leake's path, but they have also won eight of their last 13 games as homeless. I have to ride with the marines and the cheap price.