The Arizona Diamondbacks play host to the Seattle Mariners for a weekend interleague series. Stay with this page for pitching matchups and scoring updates throughout the series. 


Up next Seattle Mariners

Mariners update: The Mariners have seen their season take a turn for the worse over the past month and a half. They were a season-high 24 games over .500 on July 5 but have gone just 16-24 since, falling to 4 1/2 games out of a wild-card spot entering Thursday. Their pitching has failed them during their current down period, posting a 5.00 ERA over those 40 games, while their offense also has been less robust, with just a .247 average and 3.7 runs per game. DH Nelson Cruz is having another strong season at the plate, with 31 homers and 79 RBIs, though he has yet to play the field this year, meaning his role could be limited this weekend. RF Mitch Haniger, whom the Mariners acquired from the Diamondbacks prior to last season, is having an excellent year. He has an .833 OPS (on-base-plus-slugging) and has played solid defensively. SS Jean Segura is having another strong year, too, with a .313 average and .343 on-base. RHP Edwin Diaz is having a dominant season in the closer’s role, with 48 saves in 52 chances, a 2.03 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 62 innings.

Friday’s game

Mariners at Diamondbacks

When: 6:40 p.m.

Where: Chase Field (roof hotline: 602-462-6262).

Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (13-6, 4.44) vs. Mariners RHP Erasmo Ramirez (0-2, 5.49).

TV/Radio: FSAZ, FSAZ+/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Godley gave up six runs in five innings against the Padres on Saturday in San Diego, and manager Torey Lovullo admitted after that he should have gone to the bullpen more quickly. … The outing snapped what had been a impressive three-start stretch for Godley, in which he posted a 1.29 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 21 innings. … Godley hasn’t faced the Mariners since 2015, when he made his second career start against them and allowed three runs in six innings. … Ramirez has twice spent time on the disabled list this season and has made only four starts at the major league level, logging just 19 2/3 innings. … His past two outings have been solid. He’s given up just one run in a combined 10 innings against the Astros and Dodgers. … Ramirez has a fastball that sits in the low 90s, and he also throws cutters/sliders and change-ups.

Coming up

Saturday: At Chase Field, 5:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (3-2, 4.91) vs. Mariners RHP Mike Leake (8-7, 3.90).

Sunday: At Chase Field, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (12-8, 3.06) vs. Mariners LHP Wade LeBlanc (7-3, 4.04).

Monday: At San Francisco, 7:15 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (10-4, 3.17) vs. Giants TBA.