Athletics bring 1-0 series lead over Mariners into game 2

September 21, 2022 GMT

Seattle Mariners (81-66, second in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (54-94, fifth in the AL West)

Oakland, California; Wednesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Robbie Ray (12-10, 3.72 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 194 strikeouts); Athletics: James Kaprielian (3-9, 4.70 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 80 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mariners -212, Athletics +177; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics lead 1-0 in a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners.

Oakland has a 24-49 record in home games and a 54-94 record overall. The Athletics are 37-10 in games when they out-hit their opponents.

Seattle is 42-34 on the road and 81-66 overall. The Mariners have a 43-12 record in games when they did not allow a home run.

The teams square off Wednesday for the 15th time this season. The Mariners are up 8-6 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sean Murphy has 34 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 66 RBI for the Athletics. Tony Kemp is 12-for-34 with two triples, three home runs and nine RBI over the past 10 games.

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Julio Rodriguez has 22 doubles, three triples, 27 home runs and 72 RBI for the Mariners. Carlos Santana is 10-for-39 with a double, seven home runs and 14 RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 4-6, .215 batting average, 5.97 ERA, outscored by 14 runs

Mariners: 4-6, .196 batting average, 3.66 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

INJURIES: Athletics: Ramon Laureano: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Sam Moll: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Adam Oller: 15-Day IL (rib), Zach Jackson: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Dany Jimenez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Paul Blackburn: 60-Day IL (finger), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Mariners: Cal Raleigh: day-to-day (thumb), Eugenio Suarez: 10-Day IL (finger), Ryan Borucki: 15-Day IL (forearm), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.