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Preview: Angels (59-41) at Mariners (52-49)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Safeco Field
Date: April 26, 2013 10:10 PM EDT
  

The Seattle Mariners have been hampered by one of baseball's worst offenses, but they hope to keep taking advantage of a Los Angeles Angels pitching staff that has been just as bad.

Kyle Seager and the Mariners look for another big day at the plate Friday night as they seek another win over Los Angeles at Safeco Field.

Seattle (9-15) entered this four-game set having scored three runs or fewer in eight of its last nine games, so a 6-0 victory Thursday felt explosive.

Carlos Peguero, called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday to help fill in for the injured Franklin Gutierrez, launched the third-longest home run in Safeco history with a 451-foot shot in his first at-bat of the season.

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Also sparking the offense with a homer was Seager, who extended his career-best hitting streak to 14 games. Seager has raised his average from .147 to .306 during the streak, going 21 for 51 (.412) with seven doubles and 11 RBIs. All three of his home runs have come in the last five games.

Seager credited a closed-door meeting held by manager Eric Wedge following Wednesday's 10-3 loss to Houston.

"He got everyone's attention," Seager said. "We know we had to play better. We played with more of an edge today."

Seattle may need another strong night from its offense with Aaron Harang (0-2, 10.24 ERA) on the mound. He's fresh off a shellacking at Texas in which he gave up eight runs and eight hits in 4 2-3 innings of an 11-3 loss Sunday.

"I started guiding pitches, and ended up falling behind in counts and having to throw pitches over the plate, and that's where I got myself in trouble," said Harang, acquired from Colorado earlier this month.

While Harang has seen his individual struggles, the entire staff for the Angels (8-13) has generally been bad. Los Angeles pitchers own a 4.96 ERA, ranking near the bottom of baseball, and have allowed 28 runs and 45 hits in 37 innings this week with 15 walks and just 19 strikeouts.

The only Angels starting pitcher yet to suffer a loss is C.J. Wilson (1-0, 4.13). He's lasted six innings in each of his four starts but has averaged 111.3 pitches in the last three, and his 15 walks are among the most in the AL. The left-hander didn't get a decision Sunday as he allowed three runs and five hits in a 4-3 victory over Detroit.

Command remains a serious concern for Wilson, averaging 3.9 walks per nine innings for his career after issuing four Sunday.

"I was missing with my breaking ball a lot early," Wilson told the team's official website. "It was breaking way too big, then I couldn't throw my curveball for a strike and my changeup was kind of a non-factor. I just had to go out there with a fastball, slider and cutter and compete."

Wilson has been very good against the Mariners over the last two-plus seasons, going 5-1 with a 2.11 ERA in seven starts. Seager is 1 for 13 against him.

Seattle will hope Harang can regain the form he showed in two starts against the Angels last year, holding them to three earned runs over 13 innings while with the Dodgers.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Angels at Mariners
Thu, Apr 25 Final 0 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Angels at Mariners
Fri, Apr 26 Final 6 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Angels at Mariners
Sat, Apr 27 Final 2 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Angels at Mariners
Sun, Apr 28 Final 1 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAA  -143   +115   7.5 
 SEA  +133   -135   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAA  -140   +110   7.5 
 SEA  +130   -130   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAA  85%   92%   82% 
 SEA  15%   8%   18% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAA 0 Under: 6 
 SEA 6 Cover: +117 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Feb 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAA 8 Over: 17 
 SEA 9 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Oct 3, 2012  Score  ATS Results 
 LAA 0 Over: 12 
 SEA 12 Cover: +180 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Oct 2, 2012  Score  ATS Results 
 LAA 1 Push: 7 
 SEA 6 Cover: +125 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Oct 1, 2012  Score  ATS Results 
 LAA 8 Cover: +100 
 SEA 4 Over: 12 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps

 MLB PREVIEWS
 Friday, Apr 26
 
    Braves at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Reds at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Cubs at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Rays at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Indians at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Rangers at Twins
8:10 PM EDT
    Pirates at Cardinals
8:15 PM EDT
    Rockies at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Orioles at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
    Angels at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
    Brewers at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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