Santana to close series with Mariners

Santana to close series with Mariners

Ervin Santana takes the hill on Sunday afternoon as the Angels play the series finale against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium.

Santana, who historically pitches significantly better at home than he does on the road, comes into the contest with a record of 1-2 on the season. He has a 7.63 ERA, which can be mostly attributed to bad outings in Boston and Cleveland earlier this month. In his lone home start this season, he allowed two earned runs in seven innings while beating the Texas Rangers, 5-3.

The Angels will be facing a familiar foe in the form of Jeff Weaver. Weaver, traded last season to St. Louis for a Minor Leaguer, will be making his first start against the Halos since being traded.

The 30-year-old right-hander signed a one-year, $8.325 million deal with Seattle in the offseason after helping the Cardinals win the World Series.

In 10 career starts against the Angels, Weaver holds a 5-5 mark with a 2.78 ERA.

Pitching matchup
SEA: RHP Jeff Weaver (0-2, 15.75 ERA)
Weaver is 5-5 with a 2.78 ERA in his career against the Angels.

LAA: RHP Ervin Santana (1-2, 7.63 ERA)
Santana is 1-2 with a 6.56 ERA in his career against the Mariners.

Player to watch
Garret Anderson is hitting .241 (7-for-29) against Weaver in his career with one home run and three RBIs.

On the Internet
 Gameday Audio
•  Gameday
•  Official game notes

On television

On radio
• 710 AM KSPN, 830 AM KLAA (Español)

Up next
• Monday: Detroit (LHP Mike Maroth, 2-0, 5.40) at Los Angeles (RHP Jered Weaver, 0-1, 4.50), 7:05 p.m. PT
• Tuesday: Detroit (RHP Jeremy Bonderman, 0-0, 2.25) at Los Angeles (RHP Kelvim Escobar, 1-1, 3.18), 12:35 p.m. PT
• Wednesday: Tampa Bay (RHP Edwin Jackson, 0-2, 6.75) at Los Angeles (RHP John Lackey, 2-2, 2.55), 7:05 p.m. PT

Richie Brand is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.