Mariners aim to keep win streak going against the Nationals

July 12, 2022 GMT

Seattle Mariners (45-42, second in the AL West) vs. Washington Nationals (30-58, fifth in the NL East)

Washington; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Chris Flexen (5-8, 4.00 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 66 strikeouts); Nationals: Josiah Gray (7-5, 4.14 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 99 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nationals -110, Mariners -109; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners seek to prolong an eight-game win streak with a victory over the Washington Nationals.

Washington has a 30-58 record overall and a 14-31 record at home. Nationals hitters have a collective .316 on-base percentage, the seventh-ranked percentage in the NL.

Seattle is 45-42 overall and 21-22 in road games. The Mariners are 33-12 in games when they record at least eight hits.

Tuesday’s game is the first time these teams match up this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Juan Soto has 17 home runs, 73 walks and 37 RBI while hitting .236 for the Nationals. Josh Bell is 8-for-40 with four doubles, a home run and an RBI over the last 10 games.

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Julio Rodriguez has 15 home runs, 25 walks and 44 RBI while hitting .277 for the Mariners. Carlos Santana is 11-for-34 with a double, three home runs and six RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 1-9, .200 batting average, 5.60 ERA, outscored by 33 runs

Mariners: 9-1, .244 batting average, 2.35 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs

INJURIES: Nationals: Jackson Tetreault: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Reed Garrett: 15-Day IL (biceps), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (forearm), Evan Lee: 15-Day IL (flexor), Stephen Strasburg: 15-Day IL (ribs), Victor Arano: 15-Day IL (knee), Josh Rogers: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anibal Sanchez: 60-Day IL (neck), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-Day IL (calf), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Mariners: Ken Giles: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Taylor Trammell: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Evan White: 60-Day IL (hernia), Mitch Haniger: 60-Day IL (ankle), Kyle Lewis: 7-Day IL (concussion), 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.