Major League Baseball
Seattle at Washington
When: 7:05 PM ET, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia

A roster shuffle that included Robinson Cano's return from the disabled list did little to help the Seattle Mariners' struggling offense. They will try to snap a four-game slide that has featured four straight one-run performances when they continue a three-game interleague series at the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.

Cano was 0-for-3 and Seattle managed just five hits - including a solo homer by Mike Zunino - in the 10-1 loss to begin the series, which left the Mariners with an ugly 36-4 deficit during the losing streak. Anthony Rendon homered twice and drove in five while Bryce Harper went deep for the 14th time for the Nationals, who have won back-to-back contests following a four-game slide of their own. Rookie Sam Gaviglio will try to give Seattle a boost on the mound after tossing five scoreless innings in his first career start last week against the Chicago White Sox. Washington counters with fellow right-hander Tanner Roark as it looks to build upon a 12-1 all-time advantage over the Mariners.

TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, ROOT (Seattle), MASN (Washington)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Sam Gaviglio (0-0, 1.29 ERA) vs. Nationals RH Tanner Roark (3-2, 4.73)

Gaviglio allowed three hits and a walk while striking out two in his no-decision versus the White Sox. His only other appearance in the big leagues came a week earlier at Toronto, where he struck out four and gave up one run in two innings of relief. The 27-year-old was 2-3 with a 3.31 ERA in five starts at Triple-A Tacoma.

Since allowing zero earned runs in six frames at Philadelphia earlier this month, Roark has been tagged for 11 runs in 9 2/3 innings over two starts. He surrendered season highs of seven runs and eight hits in a loss at Pittsburgh on Thursday while serving up two home runs for the third time this year. Jean Segura is 5-for-11 with a home run and a double against the 30-year-old Roark, who lost his only prior start against Seattle.


1. Washington is 7-0 all-time at home against Seattle.

2. Nationals C Matt Wieters has hit safely in 10 straight, tied for the longest run of his career.

3. The Mariners are 7-17 on the road.

PREDICTION: Nationals 7, Mariners 3
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Seattle 20-26 L4 13-9 7-17 0-4 4-6 12-14 4-2
Washington 27-17 W2 13-7 14-10 17-10 3-3 5-2 2-2
Last Meeting
Seattle Washington
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
5/23/17 SEA 1 WAS 10 .167 1 .433 .417 4 1.281
Player Stats
Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Seattle J. Segura .500 2 1.000
Washington A. Rendon .750 3 3.250
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Seattle M. Zunino 1 1 1
Washington A. Rendon 2 3 5
Pitching ERA Avg K
Seattle 11.25 .167 4
Washington 1.00 .417 6
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Seattle J. Segura .340 50 .858
Washington R. Zimmerman .372 58 1.139
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Seattle N. Cruz 11 19 37
Washington B. Harper 14 43 38
Pitching ERA Avg K
Seattle 4.96 .248 341
Washington 4.39 .277 367