Mariners bring 3-game losing streak into matchup against the Rays
Tampa Bay Rays (15-10, third in the AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (12-13, third in the AL West)
Seattle; Thursday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Shane McClanahan (1-2, 3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 42 strikeouts); Mariners: Robbie Ray (2-2, 4.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -135, Mariners +115; over/under is 6 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners play the Tampa Bay Rays as losers of three straight games.
Seattle has a 7-2 record at home and a 12-13 record overall. The Mariners have the sixth-ranked team ERA in the AL at 3.48.
Tampa Bay has gone 9-7 at home and 15-10 overall. The Rays have the eighth-best team slugging percentage in MLB play at .394.
The teams match up Thursday for the fourth time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: J.P. Crawford is second on the Mariners with a .364 batting average, and has six doubles, a triple, four home runs, 12 walks and 10 RBI. Ty France is 12-for-40 with a home run and four RBI over the past 10 games.
Wander Franco has eight doubles, a triple, four home runs and 14 RBI for the Rays. Yandy Diaz is 10-for-30 with a double, two home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 3-7, .218 batting average, 4.19 ERA, outscored by nine runs
Rays: 7-3, .250 batting average, 2.87 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
INJURIES: Mariners: Mitch Haniger: 10-Day IL (ankle), Evan White: 60-Day IL (sports hernia), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sergio Romo: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Lewis: 10-Day IL (knee), Ken Giles: 10-Day IL (finger)
Rays: Phoenix Sanders: 15-Day IL (back), Ji-Man Choi: 10-Day IL (elbow), Francisco Mejia: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Chris Mazza: 10-Day IL (back), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Patino: 60-Day IL (oblique), JT Chargois: 10-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-Day IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)