Cleveland Guardians, Seattle Mariners series preview, pitching matchups

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Here is a preview of the series between the Guardians and Mariners.

Where: T-Mobile Park, Thursday through Sunday.

TV/radio: Thursday’s game will stream on YouTube TV and Friday’s game will air on Apple TV+. Saturday and Sunday’s matchups will air on Bally Sports Great Lakes. WTAM 1100 AM, WMMS 100.7 FM and the Guardians Radio Network will carry all four games.

Pitching matchups: RHP Triston McKenzie (9-9, 3.11) vs. LHP Marco Gonzales (8-12, 4.08) at 4:10 pm on Thursday; RHP Shane Bieber (8-7, 3.10) vs. RHP Logan Gilbert (10-5, 3.52) at 10:10 pm on Friday; RHP Zach Plesac (2-11, 4.43) vs. RHP Luis Castillo (5-5, 2.93) at 10:10 pm on Saturday; RHP Aaron Civale (2-5, 5.63) vs. LHP Robbie Ray (10-8, 3.75) at 4:10 pm on Sunday.

Series: Seattle won the season series last year, 4-3. Cleveland leads all time 233-187.

Team updates

Guardians — Cleveland’s bullpen tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings Tuesday, extending its scoreless-inning streak to 16 2/3 since Aug. 15). Entering Wednesday’s game, since Aug. 6 Guardians starters pitched to a 2.24 ERA, the lowest mark in the AL in that span. José Ramírez became the 11th Cleveland player in history to reach the 100-RBI plateau in 121 team games or fewer on Tuesday .

Mariners — Entering play on Wednesday, Seattle was 17-7 over its last 24 home games since June 28, the third best home record in the American League in that span. Jesse Winker has a .860 OPS in 16 games during the month of August , batting .224 with four home runs, 11 RBI and 14 walks. Eugenio Suárez homered four times in five games dating back to Aug. 17.


Guardians — RHP Cody Morris (right shoulder) and LHP Anthony Gose (left triceps) are on the injured list.

Mariners — LHP Ryan Borucki (left flexor strain), RHP Tom Murphy (dislocated left shoulder), 1B Evan White (sports hernia), RHP Casey Sadler (right shoulder labrum).

Next: The Guardians are off Monday before returning home to open a six-game homestand with a 6:10 pm matchup Tuesday against Baltimore.

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