The Angels look to snap a three-game losing streak as they head to Seattle Wednesday night to face the Mariners in the first of a two-game, night/day set at Safeco Field. After a pair of rain-delayed losses in Oakland -- one in heartbreaking comeback fashion, the other in a blowout -- the Angels now find themselves in third place, though just a half-game behind the A's and Rangers in the tightly-packed American League West. The Angels have lost five of their last six games.
Jered Weaver gets the start for the Angels tonight in Seattle, looking for his seventh win of the season. Weaver began the year on fire, and was 6-0 with a 0.99 ERA by the end of April, but is 0-3 with a 5.50 ERA in three starts in May. Jason Vargas gets the start for the Mariners.
Center fielder Franklin Gutierrez, who has been on the disabled list since spring training with stomach gastritis, will be activated by Seattle before tonight's game, and will start in center. This is the first matchup between these two teams this season. The Angels won 15 of 19 games against the Mariners in 2010, including 7-2 in Seattle. The Angels are 5-6 against the AL West this season.
Tonight's 7:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised on Fox Sports West. For more news and information on the Angels, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.