NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays. PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Hisashi Iwakuma (1-2, 5.13 ERA) vs. Rays RH James Shields (1-2, 5.13 ERA) in the series opener. The Mariners are looking to shock teams on the road after more dismal play at home.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the Tampa Bay Rays. Blake Beaven had a rough night. Despite his solid stats, Beavan’s season has been plagued by a 46% fly ball percent. In fact, his fly out to ground out ratio is at an ugly 40/30. Elsewhere in the AL West, the Oakland Athletics have ridden a 2-game win streak to 13-13.