Mariners begin 4-game series against Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays (45-38, fourth in AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (41-42, second in AL West)

Seattle; Thursday, 10:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY LAUNCH: Blue Jays: TBD; Mariners: Marco Gonzales (4-9, 3.29 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 49 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners host the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday to open a four-game series.

Seattle is 20-20 in home games and 41-42 overall. The Mariners hit 86 total homers to rank seventh in the AL.

Toronto is 45-38 overall and 20-20 in road games. The Blue Jays have the third-best team batting average in MLB play at .257.

The teams meet Thursday for the fourth time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Julio Rodriguez leads Seattle with 15 home runs while hitting .490. Cal Raleigh is 6-for-33 with one home run and eight RBIs in the last 10 games.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 13 doubles and 19 homers for the Blue Jays. Bo Bichette is 11 for 41 with four doubles, one homer and four RBIs in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Mariners: 7-3, .238 batting average, 2.83 ERA, beat opponents by 12 runs

Blue Jays: 4-6, .273 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored by nine runs

INJURIES: Mariners: Tom Murphy: IL 60 days (shoulder), Taylor Trammell: IL 10 days (hamstring), Luis Torrens: IL 10 days (shoulder), Ty France: IL 10 days (elbow), Evan White: IL 60 days (hernia), Mitch Haniger: IL 60 days (ankle), Kyle Lewis: IL 7 days (concussion), Casey Sadler: IL 60 days (shoulder)

Blue Jays: Julian Merryweather: 60 days IL (side), Kevin Gausman: day to day (ankle), Tayler Saucedo: 60 days IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 days IL (forearm), Yimi Garcia : IL 15 days (back), Andrew Vasquez: IL 15 days (ankle), Danny Jansen: IL 10 days (finger), Nate Pearson: IL 60 days (mono)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data write and data from sports radar.


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