Mariners Game Preview: Mariners Send Miley to Break Losing Streak

Apr 6, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Wade Miley (20) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 6, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Wade Miley (20) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Mariners hope Wade Miley can put an end to their 4-game losing streak tonight.

This evening the Seattle Mariners (2-5) will play the second game of a three game series with the Texas Rangers (4-4). First pitch is set for 7:10 pm from the corner of Edgar & Dave. The Mariners come into the game having lost their last four games, and will give the ball to Wade Miley (0-0, ERA 7.50). Derek Holland (0-0, ERA 4.50) will take the mound for the Rangers.

Wade Miley will make his second start of the season and second start against Texas this year. In his last outing, Miley pitched six innings, giving up five earned runs on seven hits. He left that game with Texas leading 5-3. The Mariners ended up winning that game, thanks to a crazy 9th inning rally. Miley is hoping to be the first M’s starting pitcher to earn a win in 2016.

Derrick Holland is also making his second start of the year. In his first outing against the Los Angeles Angels Holland pitched five innings, giving up three runs, with two walks and a home run. When he was pulled the Rangers were down 3-2. Holland ended up getting a no decision in his first outing.

Here are today’s lineups as announced by Mariners manager Scott Servais and Texas manager Jeff Banister:

Since Holland is a left-handed pitcher, the Mariners will go with a righty heavy line up tonight. Dae-Ho Lee will start at first in place of Adam Lind. Utility man Luis Sardinas will get the start at shortstop in place of Ketel Marte. Left-handed Leonys Martin will get the start tonight in center field. Nelson Cruz will get the start in right field and Franklin Gutierrez will be the designated hitter.

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Tonight’s game will be broadcasted locally on Root Sports Northwest and MLB.tv subscribers can watch worldwide on connected devices. Fans from the Pacific Northwest can listen to Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith call the action on 710 ESPN Radio.

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