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Kikuchi scheduled to start for Mariners at Angels

July 17, 2021 GMT

Seattle Mariners (49-43, third in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (45-45, fourth in the AL West)

Anaheim, California; Saturday, 9:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Yusei Kikuchi (6-4, 3.39 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 98 strikeouts) Angels: Alex Cobb (6-3, 4.23 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 74 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Angels -125, Mariners +108; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Mitch Haniger and the Mariners will take on the Angels Saturday.

The Angels are 26-21 in home games in 2020. Los Angeles has slugged .438 this season. Shohei Ohtani leads the club with a .680 slugging percentage, including 55 extra-base hits and 33 home runs.

The Mariners are 20-23 in road games. Seattle has slugged .379 this season. Mitch Haniger leads the team with a .500 slugging percentage, including 39 extra-base hits and 21 home runs.

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The Mariners won the last meeting 6-5. Chris Flexen earned his ninth victory and Haniger went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Seattle. Andrew Heaney registered his seventh loss for Los Angeles.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ohtani leads the Angels with 72 RBIs and is batting .275.

Haniger leads the Mariners with 39 extra base hits and 54 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 6-4, .285 batting average, 3.78 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs

Mariners: 6-4, .202 batting average, 3.66 ERA, outscored by seven runs

INJURIES: Angels: Luke Bard: (hip), Justin Upton: (back), Mike Trout: (calf), Dexter Fowler: (knee), Anthony Rendon: (hamstring), Franklin Barreto: (right elbow).

Mariners: Justus Sheffield: (undisclosed), Casey Sadler: (shoulder), James Paxton: (left forearm), Ljay Newsome: (elbow), Andres Munoz: (elbow), Nick Margevicius: (shoulder), Ken Giles: (elbow), Justin Dunn: (shoulder), Kyle Lewis: (knee), Sam Haggerty: (shoulder), Jake Fraley: (undisclosed), Evan White: (hip).

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