The Seattle Mariners are hoping their ability Sunday to salvage the finale of an otherwise forgettable four-game series against the Minnesota Twins can serve as the start of a turnaround. The Texas Rangers are aiming to prove a second straight series victory has marked the beginning of their own reset.
A pair of American League West rivals will meet Monday night when the Mariners visit the Rangers in the opener of a three-game series. Right-hander Mike Leake (3-4, 4.00 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for Seattle against Texas left-hander Mike Minor (4-3, 2.61).
Both teams earned resounding victories Sunday, as the Mariners beat the visiting Twins 7-4 and the host Rangers mounted a 10th-inning comeback to edge the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4.