Mariners vs. Guardians MLB Game Preview (6/20/24): Lineups, Odds, Stats & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on June 20, 2024
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Guardians vs. Mariners Preview

The Seattle Mariners are set to play the Cleveland Guardians on June 20, at 1:10 p.m. ET, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. The game, airing on MLBN, features both teams with a money line of -109. Weather forecast predicts clear skies with a high of 84°F. This matchup is crucial for fans and bettors keeping an eye on the AL West and Central divisions.

Mariners vs. Guardians Pre-Game Odds 6/20/24

The Mariners vs. Guardians matchup presents tight moneyline odds across major sportsbooks, indicating a closely contested game. The run lines and over/under totals offer varied betting angles. Notably, the over/under fluctuates between 8.0 and 8.5 at Ohio Sportsbooks.

  • Bet365: Guardians -112, Mariners -108, over/under 8.5
  • BetMGM: Guardians -104, Mariners +-112, over/under 8.5
  • Caesars: Guardians -110, Mariners -110, over/under 8.5
  • BetRivers: Guardians -107, Mariners -103, over/under 8.5

Odds are subject to change for Mariners vs. Guardians

Mariners vs. Guardians projected starting lineups for Thursday

Mariners starting lineup

  1. SS J.P. Crawford (L)
  2. 3B Dylan Moore (R)
  3. CF Julio Rodríguez (R)
  4. DH Mitch Garver (R)
  5. C Cal Raleigh (S)
  6. 1B Ty France (R)
  7. RF Mitch Haniger (R)
  8. LF Victor Robles (R)
  9. 2B Ryan Bliss (R)

Guardians starting lineup

  1. DH Steven Kwan (L)
  2. 2B Andrés Giménez (L)
  3. 3B José Ramírez (S)
  4. 1B Josh Naylor (L)
  5. LF David Fry (R)
  6. RF Will Brennan (L)
  7. CF Daniel Schneemann (L)
  8. SS Brayan Rocchio (S)
  9. C Bo Naylor (L)

Mariners vs. Guardians probable starters today

(SEA) Luis Castillo (R)6-73.331.1424.86.5
(CLE) Logan Allen (L)7-35.301.4918.38.3

Mariners vs. Guardians Injuries

Mariners: Key injuries include Jorge Polanco (2B) out with right hamstring tightness, expected return mid-June; Gabe Speier (RP) out with left rotator cuff strain, expected return late July; Sam Haggerty (LF) out for the season with a right Achilles tear; Gregory Santos (RP) and Jackson Kowar (RP) both on the 60-day injured list with a right lat strain and a right ulnar collateral ligament tear, respectively.

Guardians: Shane Bieber (SP) out for the season recovering from Tommy John surgery; Trevor Stephan (RP) and James Karinchak (RP) also out for the season with elbow and shoulder injuries, respectively; Eli Morgan (RP) dealing with right elbow inflammation, expected return early July; Nick Sandlin (RP) on the 15-day injured list with lower back inflammation.

Seattle Mariners Team Stats

Leading the AL West, the Seattle Mariners have a record of 44-32. Recently, they split their last two games against the Cleveland Guardians, showcasing a significant variance in performance. Their batting average stands at .220 for the season, with a notable 84 home runs and 52 stolen bases. The Mariners’ pitching staff holds an ERA of 3.50, accumulating 635 strikeouts. In their last ten games, they’ve secured 8 wins, despite a recent loss.

  • Runs per game: 3.9
  • Team average: .220
  • Team home runs: 84
  • Team Stolen bases: 52
  • Team ERA: 3.50
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 635

Cleveland Guardians Team Stats

The Cleveland Guardians top the AL Central Division with 45-26. Their recent performance against the Mariners resulted in a split, reflecting their consistent season form. The Guardians boast a .243 batting average, 79 home runs, and lead with 64 stolen bases. Their pitching aligns with the Mariners at an ERA of 3.50, totaling 640 strikeouts. Their last ten games saw them winning half, maintaining a strong position in their division.

  • Runs per game: 5.0
  • Team average: .243
  • Team home runs: 79
  • Team Stolen bases: 64
  • Team ERA: 3.50
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 640

Player Stats: Mariners vs. Guardians

In the upcoming Mariners vs. Guardians game, key players like Julio Rodríguez from the Mariners and José Ramírez from the Guardians are set to make significant impacts based on their season performances. Rodríguez leads in batting average and stolen bases for the Mariners, while Ramírez tops the Guardians in batting average, RBIs, and runs. Recent news highlights Jonatan Clase’s productivity in Triple-A and Andres Munoz’s effective closing for the Mariners, adding depth to their roster.

Mariners Leaders Ahead of the Game

The Mariners’ lineup features Julio Rodríguez, leading in batting average and stolen bases, and Cal Raleigh, leading in home runs and RBIs. Their recent performances suggest they could play pivotal roles in the upcoming game against the Guardians.

  • AVG Leader: Julio Rodríguez – .264
  • HR Leader: Cal Raleigh – 12
  • RBI Leader: Cal Raleigh – 44
  • Runs Leader: Julio Rodríguez – 36
  • SB Leader: Julio Rodríguez – 16

Guardians Leaders Ahead of the Game

The Guardians count on José Ramírez and Josh Naylor to lead their offense. Ramírez’s all-around performance and Naylor’s power hitting are expected to be key against the Mariners. Their recent stats underline their importance to the team’s success.

  • AVG Leader: José Ramírez – .275
  • HR Leader: Josh Naylor – 19
  • RBI Leader: José Ramírez – 64
  • Runs Leader: José Ramírez – 53
  • SB Leader: José Ramírez – 12
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