Canning expected to start as Los Angeles hosts Seattle

Seattle Mariners (28-29, third in AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (25-30, fourth in AL West)

Anaheim, California; Thursday, 9:38 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Justus Sheffield (4-4, 4.96 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 35 strikeouts) Angels: Griffin Canning (4-3, 5.40 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 45 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: Mitch Haniger and the Mariners will face the Angels on Thursday.

The Angels are 12-15 against AL West opponents. The Los Angeles Offensive has put together an average of .245 strokes as a team this season, good for seventh place in the majors. Mike Trout leads the team with an average of .333.

The Mariners are 13-10 against AL West Division opponents. Seattle ranks last in the MLB in batting with a batting average of 0.205, with Mitch Haniger leading the team with an average of 0.264.

The Mariners won the last meeting 2-0. Justus Sheffield took his second win and Dylan Moore went one to four for Seattle with an RBI. Dylan Bundy recorded his third loss for Los Angeles.

TOP PERFORMER: Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with 40 RBIs and beats .258.

Haniger leads the Mariners with 30 additional base hits and beats .264.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Angels: 6-4, .238 batting average, 3.83 ERA, outperformed opponents by five runs

Mariners: 7-3, 0.233 batting average, 3.90 ERA, beaten by two runs

INJURIES: Angels: Chris Rodriguez: (shoulder), Jose Quintana: (shoulder), Luke Bard: (hip), Mike Trout: (calf), Dexter Fowler: (knee), Jose Iglesias: (thigh), Franklin Barreto: ( right elbow).

Mariners: Will Vest: (health logs), Drew Steckenrider: (health logs), Casey Sadler: (shoulder), James Paxton: (left forearm), Ljay Newsome: (elbow), Andres Munoz: (elbow), Nick Margevicius: (shoulder ), Kendall Graveman: (not known), Ken Giles: (elbow), Kyle Lewis: (knee), Sam Haggerty: (shoulder), Evan White: (hip), Dylan Moore: (left calf), Shed Long Jr. : (seemed).

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