Arozarena takes 11-game hit streak into matchup with Mariners


Tampa Bay Rays’ Randy Arozarena talks with home plate umpire James Hoye after Hoye called Arozarena out on strikes during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Tampa Bay Rays (43-26, first in the AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (34-36, third in the AL West)

Seattle; Thursday, 10:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Rich Hill (5-2, 3.38 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 68 strikeouts) Mariners: Justin Dunn (1-3, 3.91 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 48 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mariners +148, Rays -171; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Austin Meadows and the Rays will take on the Mariners Thursday.

The Mariners are 19-15 on their home turf. Seattle’s team on-base percentage of .287 is last in the majors. Ty France leads the lineup with an OBP of .349.

The Rays are 24-12 on the road. The Tampa Bay pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.30. Ryan Yarbrough leads the team with a 3.91 earned run average.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mitch Haniger leads the Mariners with 16 home runs and is slugging .514.

Austin Meadows leads the Rays with 33 extra base hits and 50 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 5-5, .246 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs

Rays: 7-3, .237 batting average, 2.27 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs

INJURIES: Mariners: Will Vest: (health protocols), Casey Sadler: (shoulder), James Paxton: (left forearm), Ljay Newsome: (elbow), Andres Munoz: (elbow), Nick Margevicius: (shoulder), Ken Giles: (elbow), Kyle Lewis: (knee), Sam Haggerty: (shoulder), Evan White: (hip).

Rays: Chaz Roe: (shoulder), Cody Reed: (thumb), Colin Poche: (elbow), Collin McHugh: (covid-19 protocol), Tyler Glasnow: (elbow), Oliver Drake: (forearm), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Chris Archer: (forearm), Nick Anderson: (elbow).


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

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