Anaheim/Seattle over 4 -120: Joe Saunders (7-8, 4.51 ERA), who pitched for the Angels from 2005-10, is still searching for his first victory over his former club he once pitched for. He's enjoyed success against several of the Los Angeles Angels' stars, and has shut down Josh Hamilton this season after dealing with struggles during the previous games. Saunders has won back-to-back outings with just two runs allowed over 13 2/3 innings. Going well right now, he held the Reds to just one earned run on six hits and no walks over seven solid innings in the quality outing. Looking more times than unbeatable in one of the league's pitching cathedrals of Safeco Field, Saunders faces an Angels lineup that has surged forward and made some noise out of the AL West which has resulted in a recent 7 game winning streak and 11 of their last 14 overall. While the halos still trail first place Oakland by 9 games and the second wildcard Tampa Bay Rays by 7.5, their offense has not missed a beat averaging better than 4.7 runs per game along with a collective .269 batting average. Mark Trumbo (.247 20 55) leads the club in HR and is 3rd in RBI despite struggling at times with ability to put the ball in play as evident by his 95 K's in 348 AB's. Mike Trout (.320 15 58) leads the team RBI's and in hitting while placing third in the AL. He can also pick his small-ball spots as evident by his 21 stolen bases while being caught just 3 times (88%). Howie Kendrick (.308 11 40) has also proven to collect some key hits in the clutch this season, and considering Albert Pujols (.252 15 56) is having another subpar first half, it's scary how versatile these core four can be if they have a second half run in them. Same holds true for Josh Hamilton (.229 14 39) who has recently shown some signs of shaking off a season long slump. The Angels counter with utility hurler Jerome Williams (5-4 4.16) who is 0-2 with an 8.47 ERA over his last four outings and has failed to last past the fourth inning in the last two. Williams has allowed 11 earned runs over his last 4 2/3 innings pitched but also went on just two days rest after not getting out of the second inning against St. Louis. He escaped with a no-decision in his last start against Boston but could be headed back to the bullpen if a respectable start cannot be mustered this evening. Seattle is hitting just .242 and averaging only 3.9 runs per game but have some pop tied for 3rd with Texas with 109 HRs. That's not too shabby considering Safeco's ample dimensions combined with the Mariner's veteran heavy hitters. Kyle Seager (.289 14 43) has done a tremendous job at third base leading the club in hits and doubles. Former Angel Kendrys Morales (.278 13 53) is putting up numbers he's more accustomed to when healthy especially when his next walk-off trot comes around. And of course let's not forget 41 year old Raul Ibanez (.257 22 51) who in his 19th season is putting up numbers relative to his prime. With Seattle out of contention he could provide as trae bait to existing contenders though there has been no indication from management to move Ibanez before the deadline. Michael Morse (.251 11 23) got off to a solid start but has been out with a strained quad injury. The price is a bit on the higher side this evening, but Seattle could use a bit of help from it's supporting cast. However Jason Bay (.214 11 20) seems to have lost his edge that made him a star in Pittsburgh and Boston. Utility outfielder Endy Chavez (.279 2 13) has not seen as consistent playing time like earlier in the season but could get their shot tonight against a struggling Williams. Boston just took 3 of 4 from Seattle despite the M's averaging nearly 8 runs per contest. Saunders could have more of a tougher test brewing as the halos continue to pound the baseball which has helped them put together some key wins heading into the ASB. The venue might be tough, but we'll gladly take our chances given the matchups and elements as we hope to halt a mini-slide. Best of luck however you play!