August 8, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) reacts after striking out against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Los Angeles Angels 9-8. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
The Mariners need to snap their three-game losing streak. Can they take advantage of a weak Los Angeles bullpen?
The Seattle Mariners are happy to be returning to the West Coast. They're just upset that they're returning to Angel Stadium for a three-game series. The Mariners have just been swept by the Baltimore Orioles and will now have to face another potent lineup in the Los Angeles Angels.
The Angels, however, have been struggling and have fallen to third place after losing a series to the Oakland Athletics. Los Angeles has been having serious bullpen issues, so if the Mariners can manage to knock the Angels' starters out early, they stand a fighting chance in this series.
TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers
Friday's game will begin at 7:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. The Mariners will receive their most favorable pitching matchup in the opener, as ace Felix Hernandez will go for his 11th win against the 5-10 Ervin Santana, who will enter the game with a 5.83 ERA.
Saturday's game will begin at 6:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. Hisashi Iwakuma and Dan Haren will both be trying to get back on the right tack as they face off. Iwakuma is 2-3 with a 4.20 ERA, while Haren is 8-8 with a 4.44 ERA.
Sunday's finale will begin at 12:35 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. Jason Vargas will have a chance to pick up his 13th win on the finale, but he faces the toughest possible opponent in Jered Weaver, who is gunning for his 16th win.
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