Mariners probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Minnesota Twins, May 6

The Seattle Mariners kicks off a four-game set in Minneapolis against the Twins tonight pitting two of the hottest teams in the league.
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The Mariners are on an impressive winning streak, securing their sixth consecutive series win. They're riding high on Cal Raleigh's late-inning heroics and Andres Munoz's four-out save. Manager Scott Servais' team is poised to replicate their recent game two performance in the Houston series, aiming to halt the American League's hottest team, the Minnesota Twins. 

The Twins have been a force to reckon with, winning 12 of their last 13 games. Their offense has been slashing .303/.373/.876 during this impressive win streak. Max Kepler and Trevor Larnach are two of their hottest hitters, with the former riding a 12-game hit streak (.421). 

Mariners vs Twins: Probable starting pitchers

Simeon Woods Richardson (1-0) is set to toe the rubber for the Twins, sporting a 2.45 ERA in three starts. The 23-year-old starter leans heavily into a two-pitch mix (four seamers, slider) and 86th percentile extension to create late life on the heater. The key for the Mariners will be to see a lot of pitches and spoil the sliders off the plate. If they can run up his pitch count as they did with Hunter Brown yesterday, the middle of the Twins' bullpen is susceptible. 

Luis Castillo takes the ball in game one of the series, looking to continue a run of quality starts (last three). The Twins offer some unique challenges for the Mariners' ace, as they are pesky and provide plenty of contact up and down the lineup. Look for Castillo to feature his changeup against a lineup stacked with lefties. 

Seattle Mariners starting lineup

1. Josh Rojas - 3B 
2. Julio Rodriguez - CF
3. Jorge Polanco - 2B
4. Mitch Haniger - RF
5. Cal Raleigh - C
6. Ty France - 1B
7. Mitch Garver - DH
8. Luke Raley - LF
9. Dylan Moore - SS

Minnesota Twins starting lineup

1. Eduord Julien - 2B
2. Trevor Larnach - DH
3. Alex Kirilloff
4. Max Kepler - RF
5. Carlos Correa - SS
6. Willi Castro - 3B
7. Carlos Santana - 1B
8. Christian Vazquez - C
9. Manuel Margot - CF

Where can I stream today's game?

Today's first pitch is scheduled for 11:10 PST.
MLB.TV (Subscription required)
fuboTV (Has a free trial)

Where can I listen to today's game?

Mariners fans can listen to the game on KIRO 710
Twins fans can listen in on 830 WCCO

Quick hits

Jorge Polanco returns to Minnesota for the first time as a Mariner looking to take advantage of a ballpark that suits his pull-side power. Polanco's 45 homers at Target Field are the 5th-most among active players. The Dominican infielder is on a six-game hit streak, slashing .308/.308/.577 (155 wRC+). 

Josh Rojas continues to rake (.360/.442/1.029) in 26 games. The 31-year-old utilityman will likely bounce between left field and third base to keep his hot bat in the lineup and create more opportunities for Luis Urias. 

Servais said Munoz is likely unavailable today due to the extended outing in yesterday's series-clinching victory over the Houston Astros.