Seattle Mariners (32-39) vs. Los Angeles Angels (34-38)
June 24, 2022 9:38 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -141 / Seattle Mariners +130; Over/Under: +9
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The Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels meet in an AL West division matchup in MLB action from Angel Stadium on Friday night.
The Seattle Mariners will be out to build on their three-game sweep of the Oakland A’s after a 2-1 win in Thursday’s series finale. Ty France leads the Mariners with 87 hits along with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs while Adam Frazier has 59 hits and 12 doubles. Eugenio Suarez also has 12 doubles with 13 homers of his own and 36 RBIs while J.P. Crawford has 68 hits, 5 homers and 15 doubles as well as a .276 batting average. Chris Flexen will start here and is 2-8 with a 4.23 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season.
The Los Angeles Angels will look to build on a 5-0 win over Kansas City to salvage a win from the series against the Royals last time out. Mike Trout has 64 hits, 15 doubles, 43 RBIs and 21 home runs while Jared Walsh has 40 RBIs and Brandon Marsh has 30 RBIs. Shohei Ohtani has 69 hits while adding 13 doubles, 15 home runs and 45 RBIs. Taylor Ward also has a .310 batting average as well this season. Michael Lorenzen will start here and is 6-4 with a 4.15 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season.
Seattle is 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 road games against a right-handed starter while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall. Los Angeles is 4-1 in their last 5 division games and 7-21 in their last 28 games overall while the under is 5-1 in tehir last 6 games against a team with a losing record.
I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m going to back the Angels. Chris Flexen went from the most profitable pitcher in baseball last season to a disaster, especially on the road where he’s 0-5 with a 4.64 ERA this season. Michael Lorenzen hasn’t been a world-beater and just gave up seven runs in his last starts against these same Mariners, but that start was on the road and Lorenzen’s been a far better pitcher at home this season. Give me the Angels in this one.