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Mariners Pregame: M’s honor Edgar, lineups and starters against Angels

FILE--Edgar Martinez of the Seattle Mariners waits for a pitch during a  June 14, 1995, game in Seattle against Kansas City. Martinez will have his No. 11 retired by the Mariners on Saturday. (GARY STEWART / Associated Press)
FILE--Edgar Martinez of the Seattle Mariners waits for a pitch during a June 14, 1995, game in Seattle against Kansas City. Martinez will have his No. 11 retired by the Mariners on Saturday. (GARY STEWART / Associated Press)

Game 118: Seattle Mariners (59-58) against Los Angeles Angels (59-58) at 6:10 p.m. at Safeco Field.

The M’s lost 6-5 to the Angels on Friday, allowing another ninth-inning rally. This time, Jean Segura couldn’t come up with a potential double-play ground ball and it kicked off his glove and into left field, allowing Mike Trout to come around from second to score the go-ahead run.

Nelson Cruz homered and hit two doubles in the loss. Cruz has hit four home runs in his last three games, six in his last six games and eight in his last 11 games. Cruz leads MLB in HR since July 30.

The Mariners are honoring Edgar Martinez over the course of “Edgar Martinez Weekend” at Safeco Field. The highlight of Edgar Weekend will be the Edgar Martinez Number Retirement Ceremony prior to tonight’s game against the Angels. Edgar’s number 11 will become the second number of a Mariners player ever retired by the franchise, joining Ken Griffey Jr’s number 24.

Lineups and starters

Courtesy @MarinersPR
Courtesy @MarinersPR

Starters: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (4-4, 5.10) vs. RHP JC Ramirez (10-10, 4.21)

Mariners Notes

  • Two Mariners relievers rank in the top-10 in relievers ERA in the American League. Nick Vincent’s 2.03 ERA (11 ER, 48.2 IP) ranks eighth-best among A.L. relievers while Tony Zych’s 2.15 ERA (9 ER, 37.2 IP) is 10th-best.
  • Since 2012, Nelson Cruz has hit 27 home runs against the Angels, most of any player vs. LAA during that time span.
  • The Mariners are 16-11 (.593) since the All-Star Break, the best winning percentage in the A.L. during that time span. The Mariners .593 winning percentage is tied for the fifth-best in MLB since the break.

This Day in Mariners History

In 1986, the Mariners turned the fifth triple play in their history. Carney Lansford lined to 3B Domingo Ramos who threw to 2B Harold Reynolds to force Gary Pettis. Reynolds relayed to 1B Ken Phelps to put out Dave Kingman (5-4-3).

In 1999, Alex Rodriguez blasted his 100th career home run to make him the fourth youngest player ever to reach that goal.

Last Night

Mariners Log: M’s fall to Angels on Segura’s ninth-inning error

Jean Segura couldn’t come up with a chopper in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5 at Safeco Field on Friday. | Read more »

Minor League Report

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