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Preview: Indians (10-11) at Mariners (8-13)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Safeco Field
Date: July 23, 2013 10:10 PM EDT
  

The Seattle Mariners will try to keep their lengthy win streak going in Eric Wedge's expected return from a night in the hospital.

The Mariners seek their eighth consecutive victory when they continue their series against Wedge's former club, the Cleveland Indians, on Tuesday night.

Wedge experienced dizziness during batting practice before Monday's series opener with Cleveland and had to be helped off the field. After being examined by team doctors, the manager was sent to a local hospital as a precaution.

Bench coach Robby Thompson guided the team to a 2-1 victory over the Indians, who dropped 2 1/2 games behind Detroit in the AL Central.

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"He's going to stay overnight and we'll know more in the morning once all of those results get in," Thompson said. "He's resting and he's feeling fine right now. He's feeling a lot better. ... He should be fine, and I'm sure the 'W' is going to help him out a little bit."

Kendrys Morales and Mike Zunino each homered to give Seattle a major league-best 29 long balls this month. The Mariners have also gone deep in 25 of the past 26 games, and Morales has a team-best six this month.

"Every day you're a different player, but we've been connecting here and every time you connect that's a positive thing and you can build on that," he said through an interpreter. "You've got to work hard in the cage with your teammates every day and I think that's a fundamental thing that we're really focusing on right now."

With their manager back, the Mariners (47-52) will try to match their longest win streak from 2012. Seattle took eight in a row Aug. 14-22 and capped that run with a three-game home sweep of Cleveland.

While aiming for a fifth straight home victory in the series, the Mariners are hoping to get a better performance from Erasmo Ramirez (0-0, 13.50 ERA). The right-hander gave up seven runs, six hits and four walks over 4 2-3 innings in his season debut July 11, an 8-7 loss to Boston.

Ramirez is expected to be added to the active roster before Tuesday's game after keeping busy with a start in nearby Class A Everett (Wash.) during the All-Star break.

Ramirez will make his first start against Cleveland (52-47) while Zach McAllister (4-5, 3.43) will try to earn his first win versus Seattle in his return from the disabled list (sprained right middle finger). The right-hander, who hasn't started since June 2, is 0-1 with a 5.64 ERA in four all-time matchups but has a 2.84 ERA in his last three.

McAllister gave up two runs in 7 1-3 innings in his lone meeting this season May 18 but closer Chris Perez gave up two runs in the ninth before Cleveland won 5-4.

Morales, batting .333 with four homers in his last 11 games, has the same average in his last 13 against the Indians. He's homered twice in his last five matchups and is 2 for 6 all-time versus McAllister.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Indians at Mariners
Mon, Jul 22 Final 1 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Indians at Mariners
Tue, Jul 23 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Indians at Mariners
Wed, Jul 24 Final 10 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  +100   -200   8.5 
 SEA  -110   +170   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  -105   -190   8.5 
 SEA  -105   +165   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  64%   4%   78% 
 SEA  36%   96%   22% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jul 22, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 1 Under: 3 
 SEA 2 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 May 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SEA 8 Over: 18 
 CLE 10 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 May 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SEA 0 Under: 6 
 CLE 6 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 May 18, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SEA 4 Over: 9 
 CLE 5 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 May 17, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SEA 3 Push: 9 
 CLE 6 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Mar 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 10 Cover: +120 
 SEA 5 Over: 15 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Feb 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SEA 5 Cover: +100 
 CLE 1 Over: 6 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Tuesday, Jul 23
 
    Dodgers at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Pirates at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Reds at Giants
7:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Yankees at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Orioles at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Athletics at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Cardinals
8:15 PM EDT
    Marlins at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Cubs at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Twins at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Reds
10:05 PM EDT
    Indians at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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