GAME: Mariners (20-21, 2nd, AL West, -7-0 GB) at Indians (22-17, T1, AL Central). GAME #: 42. SERIES: 1st of 4 games. MEETING: 1st (Mariners and Indians tied 2012 series 4-4). WHEN: Friday, 4:05 p.m., Progressive Field. STREAKS: Mariners W 2; Indians W 1. TV: Root Sports. RADIO: ESPN 710, Mariners Radio Network
Brandon Maurer, the 22-year-old still trying to get acclimated to the majors after making the leap from AA Jackson, will face the Cleveland Indians for the first time in his career Friday when the Mariners, suddenly in second place in the AL West after taking two of three from the Yankees in New York, open a four-game series at Progressive Field.