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