MLB Match Preview -- Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics

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MLB -- Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics

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MLB Match Preview -- Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics



Oakland will be hoping to close the gap between itself and Houston in the American League West when it travels to Seattle on Thursday night.  



Seattle Mariners 

Seattle Mariners have opened the second half of the year with five straight road games, so it will be happy to return home for this series. The Seattle Mariners are 6 games over .500 with a 51-45 record after winning 3 of the last 5 games played. Seattle fell to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday in large part to struggles from the starter. The Mariners took two out of three at Los Angeles last weekend before picking up a 6-4 win at Colorado on Tuesday. Seattle is 6.5 games back of Houston in the AL West, which puts them in third place. The Mariners are dead-last in the MLB with a team batting average of .220. 



MLB Match Preview -- Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics




Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics had five home games to open the second half of the season, going 3-2 in those five games. Oakland Athletics comes into this game 55-42 on the year riding a 2 game win streak. The Athletics won the last game play 6-0 against the Los Angeles Angels. The Athletics dropped two out of three against Cleveland before winning both of their games against Los Angeles earlier this week. They blanked the Angels in a 6-0 final on Tuesday.





This is a much more advantageous scheduling spot for the road team. The Seattle have played on the road for its first five games to open the second half of the season, however Oakland Athletics have the rest advantage and they have the better team. So expect Oakland Athletics be the winner.



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