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Preview: Indians (62-60) at Mariners (66-57)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Safeco Field
Date: June 27, 2014 10:10 PM EDT
  

After struggling to hit home runs for most of the season, the Seattle Mariners are in the midst of a power surge.

They'll look to keep it going Friday night against the Cleveland Indians' Trevor Bauer, who fell victim to the long ball in his previous start.

Seattle (42-37) had won eight of 10 prior to Wednesday's 5-4 loss to Boston as Hisashi Iwakuma was charged with all five runs in four-plus innings.

However, Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager each homered for the second straight game, and the Mariners have hit 11 in their last six. They ranked 24th in baseball prior to that stretch with 55 home runs in their first 73 contests.

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Zunino has homered in four of his last five games, while Seager is 16 for 27 (.593) over his last seven home contests with 15 RBIs, though he's batting .267 on the year.

"He (Seager) knows what he's doing at the plate," manager Lloyd McClendon told MLB's official website. "But I probably expect a little bit more than you guys (the media). I think there's big room for improvement, and he's doing a nice job and he's swing the bat, he's hitting some home runs, he's driving in some runs, but I've been around the game a long time and Kyle Seager is not a .260 hitter."

Bauer (2-3, 4.40 ERA) surrendered three home runs for the first time in his career Saturday, allowing four runs over 6 1-3 innings in 5-4, 10-inning loss to Detroit. He had yielded one homer in his four previous starts, spanning 24 1-3 innings.

"He made some mistakes and paid for them," manager Terry Francona said.

Bauer has still yet to win a road start in his career, going 0-4 with a 7.53 ERA in seven games.

Seattle will counter with Chris Young (6-4, 3.23), who has won four of his last five starts at Safeco Field and is 3-2 with a 2.80 ERA over his last six overall.

Young retired the first 12 batters he faced at Kansas City on Saturday before yielding a solo shot for the only run against him in seven innings. He allowed three hits in a 2-1 win, but didn't get a decision.

He threw two-hit ball over eight shutout innings to win his lone start against the Indians nearly nine years ago with Texas.

Cleveland (38-40) has lost nine of 14 and snapped a four-game skid Wednesday with a 6-1 win at Arizona. Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes both homered, while Michael Bourn tripled twice.

"We didn't score in bunches, but scored one and then we scored two,' Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We kept after it. I thought we had good at_bats throughout the lineup."

Brantley is batting .458 over his last 13 games with nine RBIs while Gomes is 11 for 27 during a seven-game hitting streak and 8 for 17 with three homers in his last four versus Seattle. Bourn, who is 8 for 23 in his last five games, is 3 for 7 off Young.

Cleveland took five of seven meetings last year while averaging 5.9 runs per game.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Indians at Mariners
Fri, Jun 27 Final 2 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Indians at Mariners
Sat, Jun 28 Final 5 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Indians at Mariners
Sun, Jun 29 Final 0 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  -120   +140   8 
 SEA  +110   -160   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  -122   +130   8 
 SEA  +112   -150   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  53%   68%   75% 
 SEA  47%   32%   25% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Mar 5, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 8 Cover: +120 
 SEA 5 Over: 13 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Mar 2, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 SEA 3 Over: 9 
 CLE 6 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Recaps

 MLB PREVIEWS
 Friday, Jun 27
 
    Rays at Orioles
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    Nationals at Cubs
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    Red Sox at Yankees
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    Braves at Phillies
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    Mets at Pirates
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    Athletics at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Twins at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Angels at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Rockies at Brewers
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    Tigers at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Indians at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Giants
10:15 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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