Mariners hope to continue trend in right direction against Giants

Two contenders headed in opposite directions squared off again Tuesday afternoon as the All-Star break approaches seattle mariners Strive for second consecutive win over hosts san francisco giants

in a game in which seven of the 11 runs were scored in the ninth inning mariners got better than Giants He broke the tie at 4–3 in the deciding frame and won 6–5. Seattle records third straight win for first time in over a month

a playoff team last season, mariners They appear to be reaching their best form of the year, as management sent a message on Monday by sending right-hander Chris Flexen to the New York Mets in a three-player trade.

Seattle also waived veteran reliever Trevor Gott, receiving Mets left-hander Zack Muckenhirn in exchange.

“This gives Chris Flexen a chance to reboot,” mariners said manager Scott Servais before New York designated Flexon for assignment. “In the meantime, we get one player back and we’ll use a few different players to fill that extra bullpen spot as we move forward.

Brian Wu, one of two young pitchers promoted this season to help wake up a struggling starting staff, took over the position Giants Two runs and three hits over six innings on Monday. Ty Adcock and Andres Muñoz pitched one shutout inning each before Paul Seewald hit a three-run ninth to keep the lead to four.

victory lifted mariners Within one game of .500 at 41-42. They haven’t been over .500 since June 2

In Tuesday’s rematch, Seattle will hand the ball off to Logan Gilbert (5-5, 4.19 ERA) with an eye on the break-even mark. The 26-year-old right-hander is coming off a 4-1 loss at home to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, having allowed all four runs in six innings.

they never faced it Giants in his three year career

San Francisco is planning a holiday parade of relief workers on Bullpen Day. Keaton Winn (0-1, 3.50 ERA) will likely serve as the opener.

One Giants There is no doubt that the reliever who will want to fire for revenge is Camilo Doval. The All-Stars entered the 2-2 game in the ninth inning on Monday and looked mariners scored four runs

San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler had already hinted that it could be a message-sender for his fatigued team, in a game that turned out to be too much.

Giants An 8–4 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday night in a game that was postponed for nationally-televised purposes. resulted in Giants Early morning arrival in San Francisco followed by late night, cross-country flight home at end of trip with no layovers

Regarding the loss schedule, Kapler said, “It’s a good opportunity for us to show some toughness here.” “This next leg of the journey is going to be equally challenging. You want to turn the pages really quickly. … The next challenge is upon us and we have to be ready for it.”

Giants Have lost three consecutive games for the first time since May 30 to June 2

–Field Level Media