OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Athletics host the Seattle Mariners looking to continue a three-game home winning streak.
Oakland has gone 25-49 in home games and 55-94 overall. The Athletics are 21-10 in games when they hit two or more home runs. Seattle is 81-67 overall and 42-35 on the road. The Mariners have a 56-17 record in games when they record eight or more hits.
Thursday's game is the 16th time these teams square off this season. The Mariners are ahead 8-7 in the season series.
Mariners: George Kirby (0-0);
Athletics: Adrian Martinez (4-5, 5.77 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 37 strikeouts)
Athletics: Tony Kemp has 22 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 44 RBI while hitting .239. Sean Murphy is 9-for-38 with three doubles and a triple over the last 10 games.
Mariners: J.P. Crawford has 24 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 38 RBI. Carlos Santana is 8-for-38 with a double and five home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES
Athletics: 5-5, .216 batting average, 5.55 ERA, outscored by 11 runs.
Mariners: 4-6, .192 batting average, 3.28 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs.
Athletics: Ramon Laureano: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Sam Moll: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Adam Oller: 15-Day IL (rib), Zach Jackson: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Dany Jimenez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Paul Blackburn: 60-Day IL (finger), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Mariners: Eugenio Suarez: 10-Day IL (finger), Ryan Borucki: 15-Day IL (forearm), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Thursday's game starts at 12:37 p.m. PT in Oakland, California.