Seattle Mariners host the Oakland Athletics Saturday

July 2, 2022 GMT

Oakland Athletics (26-53, fifth in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (37-42, fourth in the AL West)

Seattle; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Paul Blackburn (6-3, 3.12 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 62 strikeouts); Mariners: George Kirby (2-3, 4.08 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 49 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mariners -183, Athletics +156; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners play the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.

Seattle is 37-42 overall and 18-20 in home games. Mariners hitters have a collective .317 on-base percentage, the fifth-ranked percentage in the AL.

Oakland has gone 18-24 in road games and 26-53 overall. The Athletics are 19-7 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Saturday’s game is the ninth time these teams meet this season. The Mariners are up 5-3 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Julio Rodriguez has 15 doubles, two triples and 13 home runs for the Mariners. Cal Raleigh is 7-for-29 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.

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Seth Brown leads the Athletics with 27 extra base hits (15 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs). Ramon Laureano is 9-for-34 with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 7-3, .231 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs

Athletics: 3-7, .241 batting average, 4.87 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

INJURIES: Mariners: Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Taylor Trammell: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Luis Torrens: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Ty France: 10-Day IL (elbow), Evan White: 60-Day IL (hernia), Mitch Haniger: 60-Day IL (ankle), Kyle Lewis: 7-Day IL (concussion), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Athletics: Jed Lowrie: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Jonah Bride: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Dany Jimenez: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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