Three-game series at T-Mobile Park
Monday, 9:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM RHP Kenta Maeda (2-2, 5.27 ERA) vs. LHP Marco Gonzales (1-4, 5.45)
Tuesday, 9:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM LHP J.A. Happ (3-2, 5.75) vs. RHP Chris Flexen (5-3, 4.68)
Wednesday, 9:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM RHP Bailey Ober (0-0, 4.85) vs. LHP Justus Sheffield (5-5, 4.91)
The Mariners are 31-45, eight games out of the American League West lead. … They faced the Twins in April at Target Field, winning the series 2-1. … They are coming off a road trip at Detroit and Cleveland, losing both series 2-1. … Seattle has the second-fewest hits in MLB (449 in 67 games), the fourth-most strikeouts (637) and the league's worst batting average (.209). … Mitch Haniger and Kyle Seager lead the team with 16 and 13 home runs, respectively, each with 15 doubles and one triple. But Haniger left Sunday's game at Cleveland in the first inning after hitting a foul ball off his left knee.
The Twins are 26-39, 15 games out of the AL Central lead. … They are coming off a homestand against the New York Yankees and Houston Astros, going 1-2 in each. … They are second in the American League with 95 home runs hit and tied for first with 98 home runs allowed. … Maeda will make his first start since May 22 after being on the injured list with groin and forearm injuries. … Byron Buxton (hip) and Luis Arraez (shoulder) will travel with the team after completing Triple-A rehab stints and could rejoin the thin outfield. … Andrelton Simmons has 31 plate appearances against Gonzales since 2014. Simmons is batting .419 against him with 13 hits and a double.