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Mariners Pregame: M’s look for five straight, lineups and starter matchup

UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo throws against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo throws against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

The Seattle Mariners put a four-game win streak on the line in the second of a three-game series against the Miami Marlins.

Seattle is 6-7 all-time vs. the Marlins, including 4-3 in 7 games at Safeco Field, but just 2-2 as the home team against the Marlins. Seattle and Miami last met at Safeco Field in a three-game set, June 24-26, 2011. The Marlins played that series as the home team as the series was shifted from Sun Life Park in Miami to Safeco Field in Seattle due to a schedule conflict with a U2 concert.

Mariners rookie outfielder Mitch Haniger continues his hot start, as he’s ranked first (or tied for first) among rookies in the A.L. in hits (16), runs (12) RBIs (11) walks (9), extra-base hits (7), homers (4) and on-base percentage (.400), and is second in slugging (.564) and OPS (.964).

Lineups and starter matchup

Game 13: Seattle Mariners (6-8) vs. Miami Marlins (7-6), 7:10 p.m.

Courtesy @MarinersPR
Courtesy @MarinersPR

Starters: Yovani Gallardo (0-1, 6.30) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (1-0, 7.00)

Mariners Notes

  • Yovani Gallardo is 5-1 with a 1.90 ERA (11 ER, 52.0 IP) with 44 strikeouts in 8 career starts against Miami
  • Among active pitchers with at least 50 career innings against the Marlins, Gallardo’s 1.90 ERA is the best
  • In his last six games, Taylor Motter is 9 for 22 (.409) with four runs, four doubles, \three home runs and six RBI. His seven extra-base hits (4 2B, 3 HR) are tied for eighth in the A.L.
  • Since the start of the 2016 season, Seattle is 14-7 against National League opponents, including 8-3 at Safeco Field. The .667 winning percentage in that span is the fourth-best mark in MLB

This Day in Mariners History

In 2003, with a victory in Anaheim Jamie Moyer became just the second Mariners hurler to reach 100 career victories with Seattle.

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