Brett Oberholtzer (3-2, 5.16 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (59-74) are in Seattle to go up against Ariel Miranda (1-1, 5.70 ERA) and the Mariners (68-65) in a game that could have plenty of offense. This is the first of a three-game series at Safeco Field. The Mariners enter this series on a five-game losing streak. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET on Friday, Sep. 2 and will air on FSW and RTNW.
In his last start, Miranda pitched 4.0 innings, giving up three runs, striking out one and walking three in a 9-3 loss to the White Sox. Robinson Cano (.302, 86 Rs, 30 HRs, 83 RBIs) went 1 for 4 Wednesday. The Angels were victorious the last time Oberholtzer pitched. He went 3.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out three and walking two in a 3-2 victory over the Tigers. Mike Trout (.319, 102 Rs, 25 HRs, 84 RBIs, 21 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Angels, going 3 for 4 Wednesday with two runs.
The Mariners are 23-30 against their divisional rivals, while the Angels are 22-29 against their division.
After last game's shutout win against Cincinnati, the Angels now have 10 shutouts this season. The Mariners have been shut out in five games this season.
When leading after seven innings, Seattle is 29-32, while Los Angeles is 25-33.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Mariners have a 4-7 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 8-58. The Mariners have a 15-46 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 25th in home runs, Los Angeles has hit 131 this season. Seattle ranks fourth with 179 home runs.
Ranking 19th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 382 this season. Seattle ranks in the top half with 407.
When the Mariners hit at least one home run, they are 56-40, well-matched with the Angels who are 42-41 when hitting one or more homers.