Seattle visits Cleveland, aims to build on Kikuchi’s strong showing

Seattle Mariners (31-35, fourth in AL West) vs. Cleveland Indians (34-27, second in AL Central)

Cleveland; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING LIKELIHOODS: Sailors: Logan Gilbert (1-2, 4.99 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 23 strikeouts) Indians: Shane Bieber (7-3, 2.97 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 122 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Indians -241, sailors +201; Over / Under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Seattle goes into the matchup after a strong performance by Yusei Kikuchi. Kikuchi threw seven innings and gave up zero runs on three hits with six strikeouts against Cleveland.

The Indians are 16-12 in home games in 2020. Cleveland has a collective batting average of 0.225 this season, led by Jose Ramirez with an average of 0.280.

The Mariners are on their way from 14-21. Seattle’s team-on-base percentage of .283 is the last in the American League. Ty France leads the team with an OBP of .341.

The Indians won the last meeting 5-4. James Karinchak took his third win and Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Cleveland. Paul Sewald suffered his second defeat for Seattle.

TOP PERFORMER: Ramirez leads the Indians with 30 additional base hits and beats .280.

Mitch Haniger leads the Mariners with 65 hits and beats .259.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Indians: 6-4, .280 batting average, 5.08 ERA, outperformed opponents by three runs

Mariners: 3-7, 0.206 batting average, 5.38 ERA, outperformed by 18 runs

INJURIES: Indians: Zach Plesac: (thumb), Cam Hill: (wrist), Jordan Luplow: (ankle), Franmil Reyes: (side), Roberto Perez: (finger).

Mariners: Will Vest: (health logs), Casey Sadler: (shoulder), James Paxton: (left forearm), Ljay Newsome: (elbow), Andres Munoz: (elbow), Nick Margevicius: (shoulder), Ken Giles: (elbow ), Kyle Lewis: (knee), Sam Haggerty: (shoulder), Evan White: (hip).

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