Apr 12, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners infielder Robinson Cano (22) reacts after outfielder Nelson Cruz (not pictured) hit a home run against the Oakland Athletics in the tenth inning at O.co Coliseum. The Mariners defeated the Athletics 8-7. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Many baseball pundits have suggested this 3-game series will be a World Series preview. I am not ready to commit myself to that quite yet, but it is clear that fans will be treated to some high quality baseball this week in Los Angeles.
The Seattle Mariners enter play riding a 2 game winning streak, while the Dodgers have lost 2 of their last 3 games. Seattle is 2-1 on the road in 2015, and Los Angeles is 2-1 playing at Dodger Stadium.
The Seattle Mariners (3-3) are in Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers (3-3) tonight in the first game of a 3-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm Monday night from Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine. James Paxton (0-1, 3.00 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Mariners in the opener, and Brandon McCarthy (1-0, 7.20 ERA) will try to start the season 2-0 for the Dodgers. The Interleague tilt will be televised on Root Sports Northwest, and MLB.tv subscribers can watch on connected devices.
I feel it is safe to say that neither one of these teams has truly hit their stride yet, but the Mariners tend to play well against good teams. I give Seattle the edge in the pitching matchups for all 3 games, but the Dodgers’ bats have been tough to slow down. It should be a close series, but I think the Seattle Mariners will win 2 of the 3 games.
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