Civale expected to start for the Indians against the Mariners

The Indians will send Aaron Civale to the mound Friday and the Mariners plan to give Justin Dunn the start

Seattle Mariners (31-33, third in the AL West) vs. Cleveland Indians (32-27, second in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Justin Dunn (1-2, 0.00 ERA) Indians: Aaron Civale (8-2, 3.49 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 58 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Indians -160, Mariners +138; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland and Seattle will play on Friday.

The Indians are 14-12 in home games in 2020. The Cleveland pitching staff averages 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings, Shane Bieber leads them with a mark of 12.9.

The Mariners are 14-19 in road games. Seattle ranks last in the American League in hitting with a .208 batting average. J.P. Crawford leads the club with an average of .272.

The Mariners won the last meeting 3-2. Paul Sewald recorded his first victory and Mitch Haniger went 2-for-2 with two doubles for Seattle. Bieber took his third loss for Cleveland.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 29 extra base hits and is batting .270.

Haniger leads the Mariners with 63 hits and is batting .258.

LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 5-5, .259 batting average, 5.96 ERA, outscored by seven runs

Mariners: 4-6, .228 batting average, 5.76 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

INJURIES: Indians: Zach Plesac: (thumb), Cam Hill: (wrist), Jordan Luplow: (ankle), Franmil Reyes: (side), Roberto Perez: (finger).

Mariners: Will Vest: (health protocols), Casey Sadler: (shoulder), James Paxton: (left forearm), Ljay Newsome: (elbow), Andres Munoz: (elbow), Nick Margevicius: (shoulder), Kendall Graveman: (undisclosed), Ken Giles: (elbow), Justin Dunn: (shoulder), Kyle Lewis: (knee), Sam Haggerty: (shoulder), Evan White: (hip), Dylan Moore: (left calf).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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