After breaking out of their worst losing streak of the season Saturday night, the Oakland Athletics will try to keep the wins coming when they take on the Seattle Mariners in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field.
Tommy Milone will be trying to snap his own losing streak, as he’s lost his last four starts. He’s pitched well each outing however, allowing only two walks over that span, and his teammates will be looking to give him some run support Sunday after his last loss — a seven-inning gem against Cleveland where he allowed only five hits with no walks and five strikeouts.
After three home runs in last night’s contest, Oakland could be regaining the form that made them one of the best offensive clubs in the league to start off the season.
Joe Saunders will get the go for the Mariners. Saunders gave up seven hits and four runs with four walks against the A’s on April 3, a game the A’s went on to win 6-2. The veteran left-hander is 2-4 with a 6.15 ERA, although that number drops down to a remarkable 0.81 at home. Saunders is 13-6 against Oakland in his career — the most wins he has against any team.
Oakland would really like to end their 10-game road trip on a positive note, as they’ll be heading back home for a three-game set against the division leading Texas Rangers. The A’s are currently five games behind Texas, and Monday’s series opener will be the first time the two teams square off this season.
Game time today in Seattle is set for 1:10 PST.