Aug 3, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon (23) take the ball from starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (18) in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Mariners 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners Gameday Preview Versus the Blue Jays

The Mariners have drawn even with the Detroit Tigers for the 2nd Wild Card spot in the American League. The M’s look for the sweep tonight against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays.

Here’s the quick spin on tonight’s game:

Game time: 7:10 PM. Seattle, Washington. Safeco Field.

Pitching:

Hisashi Iwakuma (10-6, 2.86 ERA) v. R.A. Dickey (9-11, 3.99 ERA).

It’s tough to give either of these guys a clear edge. Kuma is dominant, but when Dickey is on he is near impossible to beat. Look for this game to be a real battle between two contenders.

Lineups:

Mariners:

Austin Jackson 8

Dustin Ackley 7

Robinson Cano 4

Kendrys Morales DH

Kyle Seager 5

Chris Denorfia 9

Logan Morrison 3

Mike Zunino 2

Brad Miller 6

Blue Jays:

Jose Reyes 6

Melky Cabrera 7

Jose Bautista 9

Adam Lind 3

Dioner Navarro DH

Colby Rasmus 8

Munenori Kawasaki 4

Juan Francisco 5

Josh Thole 2

 

The Mariners are riding the hot streak, and will continue to do so tonight. Expect another win in the books, and an outright possession of the 2nd Wild Card spot by tonight’s end.

 

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