MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 27: Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners fields the ball for an out during the third inning against the Minnesota Twins on August 27, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Mariners defeated the Twins 1-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
The Mariners are trying to stay hot. They return home to host the Angels for three games.
The Seattle Mariners have been one of the hottest teams in baseball since the All-Star Break. Although the team ran into a reality check recently in Chicago as they were swept by a quality team in the White Sox, they likely regained a measure of confidence as they return home to Safeco Field after taking three of four games from the Minnesota Twins.
The Mariners will host their division rivals the Los Angeles Angels, another quality opponent. The Angels are fresh off a sweep of the scuffling Boston Red Sox, so this series may be more evenly-matched than it may have seemed a few months ago. Particularly with King Felix taking the mound in the second game of the three-game series.
TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers
Friday's game will begin at 7:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. Dan Haren has historically pitched well against the Mariners and will be going for his ninth win of the season. Kevin Millwood is still looking for his fifth win and has only picked up one win in his last 16 starts.
Saturday's first pitch will be at 1:05 p.m. PT and the game will be televised nationally on FOX. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. Ervin Santana has been terrific recently, with a 3-1 record over his last six starts. He'll need all the help he can get as he takes on Felix Hernandez at Safeco in the FOX game of the week.
Sunday's finale will get started at 1:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. The Angels will have their ace on the hill in the finale as Jered Weaver tries for his 17th win as he takes on Hisashi Iwakuma. The Mariners starter has been lights-out in his last four starts and picked up a win in Anaheim recently.
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