Athletics take 5-game losing streak into matchup against the Mariners
Oakland Athletics (56-101, fifth in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (86-70, second in the AL West)
Seattle; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: JP Sears (6-3, 4.22 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 45 strikeouts); Mariners: Luis Castillo (7-6, 3.06 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 159 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mariners -268, Athletics +218; over/under is 6 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics look to end a five-game losing streak with a win over the Seattle Mariners.
Seattle has gone 42-33 at home and 86-70 overall. The Mariners are 10th in MLB play with 189 total home runs, averaging 1.2 per game.
Oakland is 56-101 overall and 30-49 on the road. The Athletics are 14-25 in games decided by one run.
The teams square off Saturday for the 18th time this season. The Mariners are ahead 10-7 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: J.P. Crawford has 24 doubles, three triples and six home runs for the Mariners. Jarred Kelenic is 8-for-30 with three doubles and three home runs over the last 10 games.
Seth Brown has 26 doubles, two triples, 25 home runs and 67 RBI for the Athletics. Conner Capel is 11-for-27 with a triple and two home runs over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 5-5, .228 batting average, 4.81 ERA, outscored by five runs
Athletics: 3-7, .219 batting average, 5.23 ERA, outscored by 17 runs
INJURIES: Mariners: Julio Rodriguez: 10-Day IL (back), Ryan Borucki: 15-Day IL (forearm), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Athletics: Collin Wiles: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Joel Payamps: 15-Day IL (lumbar), Ramon Laureano: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Sam Moll: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Zach Jackson: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Dany Jimenez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Paul Blackburn: 60-Day IL (finger), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow)