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7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET22:07 ET2:07 GMT10:07 7:07 PM MST9:07 PM EST9:37 PM VEN6:07 UAE (+1)9:07 PM CT, July 10, 2018
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California  Attendance: 33,092

Angels' Richards keeps running into Mariners

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According to STATS

Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels

  1. The first nine games of the season between these clubs all came in Seattle, and the Mariners won six of them. Ryon Healy had six homers and batted .371 in those nine games. He's hit .196 with two homers in 14 games against the rest of the AL West.
  2. Seattle is averaging just 3.0 runs in July after entering the month scoring 4.4 per game. All-Star Nelson Cruz is 3-for-20 (.150) with one extra-base hit through seven games in July after batting .326 with 15 extra-base hits in 26 games last month.
  3. Los Angeles has not lost any of its last five series at Angel Stadium despite having a .228 batting average at home this season, third-worst in the majors. The Angels haven't hit below .235 at home in a full season since 1976 (.226).
  4. Mitch Haniger is tied for second in the AL with 62 RBIs but has failed to record one in his first five games of July. It's his longest drought since failing to drive in a run through his first six games of May.
  5. Garrett Richards will be making his fourth start of the season against Seattle and third in a row. He's 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA against the Mariners this season, and those are his only two victories in his last 10 starts.
  6. Shohei Ohtani homered for the first time since May 17 in his most recent at-bat - Sunday against the Dodgers. All seven of Ohtani's home runs as a major leaguer have come at Angel Stadium and against right-handers.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 7/10/2018 thru 7/12/2018

Garrett Richards might be seeing the Seattle Mariners in his sleep these days.

The hard-throwing right-hander for the Los Angeles Angels (46-45) will face the Mariners (57-34) for a third straight time on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Angel Stadium.

Richards (5-4, 3.42) was the starting pitcher on June 13 in Seattle but left after two innings because of a hamstring strain and did not get the decision in an 8-6 loss.

He came off the disabled list on Wednesday and went 5 1/3 innings against the Mariners, allowing three runs (two earned) and four hits in 5 1/3 innings. He picked up the win in the 7-4 victory to improve to 2-0 against Seattle this season with a 2.57 ERA.

Overall, he's 7-4 in his career against Seattle with a 3.06 ERA.

Richards will be matched against Mariners right-hander Mike Leake for a third time this season.

Leake and Richards went head to head on Wednesday in Seattle, and Leake (8-5, 4.11 ERA) exited after four innings, his shortest outing since April 23. He gave up four runs (three earned) and nine hits.

They were also the starting pitchers on May 4 in Seattle. Richards shut out the Mariners on four hits in 6 2/3 innings and the bullpen maintained the shutout in the 5-0 win.

Leake is 1-2 against the Angels overall this season with a 4.11 ERA. He's 3-2 in his career against Los Angeles with a 3.07 ERA.

Several members of the Angels have hit well against Leake in their careers.

Luis Valbuena is 12-for-28, Justin Upton is 10-for-26, Mike Trout is 7-for-14, Albert Pujols is 7-for-19 and Andrelton Simmons is 9-for-24. Upton, Trout and Simmons have also homered off Leake.

Upton had a big hit on Sunday against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers to help the Angels win the rubber game of the series.

The Dodgers had intentionally walked Trout to load the bases with two outs in the third inning. Upton followed with a two-run single to cut the deficit to 3-2, and Pujols and Shohei Ohtani produced solo homers in the later innings to lift the Angels to a 4-3 win.

"Justin was in a little bit of a down cycle, but one thing his process is good," Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters after Sunday's win. "He doesn't expand. He takes his walks if they're there. When he starts squaring baseballs up, it's going to give us a big lift."

Seattle had its eight-game winning streak snapped by the Angels on Wednesday and was nearly swept by the visiting Colorado Rockies last weekend before salvaging a 6-4 win on Sunday.

Seattle first baseman Ryon Healy is 3-for-23 in July with one RBI, but he produced a double, homer and five RBIs in the series finale against Colorado.

"You ride the ups and the downs, but Ryon Healy is a good player," Seattle manager Scott Servais told the Seattle Times after Sunday's win. "There are going to be some stretches where it doesn't look so pretty.

"He's maturing. Ryon is an emotional guy. That's why we all love him. He's always into the game. But riding those highs and lows over the course of a season, it takes some energy away from you. We are trying to keep him on an even keel."

Updated July 9, 2018

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