Preview: Angels at Mariners

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GAME: Los Angeles Angels (98-62) at Seattle Mariners (85-75)
DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 27 - 9:10 PM EST
WHERE: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
LINE: N/A TOTAL: N/A


The Seattle Mariners remained alive in the American League wild-card chase and look to stay in contention when they host the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. Seattle defeated Los Angeles 4-3 on Friday and stands two games behind the Oakland Athletics with two games to play in the battle for the second wild-card spot. One Oakland victory or one Seattle loss will eliminate the Mariners, who have won their last two games to follow a five-game skid.

The teams combined for five homers in the opener, including three by Seattle – Kendrys Morales, Michael Saunders and Dustin Ackley. Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout hit back-to-back homers in the sixth for the Angels with Trout’s homer being his 36th of the season. Los Angeles (98-62) needs to win its final two regular-season contests to tie the franchise mark for wins in a season, set in 2008.

TV: 9:10 p.m. ET, FSN West (Los Angeles), ROOT (Seattle)

PITCHING MATCHUP:
Angels LH C.J. Wilson (13-10, 4.61 ERA) vs. Mariners LH James Paxton (6-4, 3.03)

Wilson is coming off a dreadful outing in which he gave up six runs (four earned), two hits and four walks in two-thirds of an inning during a loss to Oakland. That broke a three-game winning streak that included allowing just one hit in seven innings against Seattle on Sept. 17. Wilson is 1-2 with a 3.98 in three starts against the Mariners this season.

Paxton was drubbed in his last turn, giving up nine runs (eight earned) and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings while losing to Toronto. He lost to the Angels in his previous outing when he gave up three runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Paxton has gone nine straight starts without allowing a homer.

WALK-OFFS

1. Trout recorded his 111th RBI on Friday – one behind Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez for most in the majors.

2. Morales is 10-for-25 against Wilson, while 3B Kyle Seager is just 3-for-31.

3. Los Angeles LF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) won’t play in the series.

PREDICTION: Angels 5, Mariners 3

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
LA Angels 98-62 L1 52-29 46-33 19-14 24-9 43-31 12-8
Seattle 85-75 W2 39-40 46-35 18-15 19-14 39-35 9-11

Last Meeting

LA Angels Seattle
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
9/26/14 LAA 3 SEA 4 .206 2 .618 .281 3 .917

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
LAA M. Trout .333 20 .992
SEA R. Cano .288 17 .721
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
LAA M. Trout 3 12 8
SEA J. Smoak 3 10 11
Pitching ERA Avg K
LAA 4.25 .215 144
SEA 3.09 .236 154
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
LAA H. Kendrick .293 179 .743
SEA R. Cano .316 186 .841
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
LAA M. Trout 36 115 111
SEA K. Seager 25 70 96
Pitching ERA Avg K
LAA 3.59 .260 1325
SEA 3.22 .244 1295

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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

LA Angels Overall Seattle
98-62 W/L 85-75
85-75 RL W/L 90-70
80-75-5 O/U 66-86-8
4.82 Runs For 3.92
3.90 Runs Against 3.45
LA Angels A/H Seattle
46-33 W/L 39-40
47-32 RL W/L 36-43
45-34-0 O/U 26-47-6
5.18 Runs For 3.48
3.97 Runs Against 3.22