Hisashi Iwakuma (14-10, 4.01 ERA) and the Seattle Mariners (69-66) go up against Matt Shoemaker (9-13, 3.91 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (60-75) in the last of a three-game division series at Safeco Field. The Angels won the last game 10-3, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 4 and will air on FSW and RTNW.
In his most recent outing, Iwakuma pitched 3.0 innings, allowing five runs, striking out two and walking one in a 6-3 loss to the Rangers. Nelson Cruz (.279, 78 Rs, 34 HRs, 81 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Angels were victorious over the Reds 9-2 the last time Shoemaker pitched. He went 7.0 innings, giving up two runs and striking out seven. Mike Trout (.323, 105 Rs, 27 HRs, 88 RBIs, 21 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Angels, going 3 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and one RBI.
The Mariners are 24-31 against their divisional rivals, while the Angels are 23-30 against their division.
The Mariners are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Angels have a 20-37 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 8-59. The Mariners have a 15-47 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles ranks near the bottom of the league at 24th when it comes to home runs, hitting 138 this season. Seattle ranks in the top five with 182.
Seattle and Los Angeles both rank in the bottom half of the league in walks. Seattle sits at 16th with 416 this season and Los Angeles ranks 19th with 388.
The Mariners are 57-41 when they hit at least one home run. The Angels perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 43-42 record.