In a game that has the potential for a lot of runs, Ariel Miranda (3-1, 4.79 ERA) and the Seattle Mariners (75-68) are in Los Angeles to square off against Ricky Nolasco (5-13, 4.90 ERA) and the Angels (63-79). This is the first of a three-game series at Angel Stadium. The Mariners come into this series riding a five-game winning streak. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Sep. 12 and can be seen on FSW and RTNW.
Nolasco pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs, striking out five and walking two in a 3-2 defeat to the Athletics. C.J. Cron (.283, 44 Rs, 16 HRs, 63 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday. Miranda went 6.0 innings, surrendering three runs (three unearned), striking out four and walking three in an 8-3 win over the Rangers in his most recent start. Nelson Cruz (.285, 84 Rs, 35 HRs, 89 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Mariners, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
The Angels are 26-34 against their divisional rivals, while the Mariners are 30-33 against their division.
Los Angeles has won 43% (26-34) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Seattle has won 48% (31-33) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Mariners are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Angels have a record of 42-37 when opponents' pitchers have six strikeouts or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 51-12. The Mariners have a 55-12 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 15th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 636 this season. Seattle ranks eighth with 682 runs.
Ranking 16th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.740). Seattle ranks in the top 10 at ninth with an OPS of .764.
When the Mariners allow at least one home run, they are 50-56. When the Angels allow one or more homers, they have a 36-64 record.