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The Seattle Mariners couldn't solve San Francisco left-hander Tyler Anderson under an orange sky at night last week. Perhaps they'll get some better looks against him in the daylight.

Anderson (2-3, 4.50 ERA) will make his second consecutive start against the Mariners on Thursday afternoon, again taking the mound against them in San Francisco. He pitched six scoreless innings against the M's in San Francisco on Sept. 9. The Giants won that game 10-1.

The current two-game interleague series was originally scheduled for Tuesday-Wednesday in Seattle, but unhealthy air from wildfires in the Pacific Northwest forced the series to be delayed a day and moved to the Bay Area. The Mariners are the home team for both games.

"That is a funky left-hander. He's got a lot of moving parts," Mariners manager Scott Servais said of Anderson. "We knew coming into (last Wednesday's) game kind of what he was going to do, but deception means a lot in this game. When you're not used to seeing a guy very often, he was a little funky and he pitched a good ballgame."

Anderson, who is 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA in three career starts against Seattle, will try to use lessons learned after facing Arizona in three consecutive starts before taking on Seattle.

Anderson had mixed results in three outings against the Diamondbacks in a 13-day span. He pitched his first career complete game Aug. 22 before giving up 11 runs over 8 2/3 innings in the next two outings.

Anderson, who missed most of the 2019 season while rehabilitating from left knee surgery, blamed himself for the struggles.

"I ran into myself," Anderson said. "I pitched well, and then not having pitched a lot over the last year and a half and only have a few starts in there, it just seemed like I wanted to try something different. Like, 'OK, now I'm going to do this,' instead of just trusting like, 'Hey, your stuff is fine, just do what you do.' I think that was more of a product of not pitching in a while and not trusting myself."

The Giants (24-24) snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-3 victory against the "host" Mariners on Wednesday as Brandon Belt, Evan Longoria and Brandon Crawford hit home runs and seven Giants pitchers combined to strike out 17.

This was the third schedule disruption for the Giants in the pandemic-shortened season. They've also had games postponed by a protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake and a COVID-19 scare that was ultimately the result of a false positive test.

"We knew there were going to be challenges," Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. "We knew there would be situations we haven't had to deal with in major league seasons past. We have to be good within the construct of whatever the season hands us."

The Mariners are scheduled to start left-hander Nick Margevicius (1-3, 5.34) in the series finale. Margevicius took the loss in the 10-1 drubbing last week, allowing seven runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings, with three walks and six strikeouts. Margevicius is 1-2 with a 5.17 ERA in three career starts against San Francisco.

--Field Level Media

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Last Injuries

Seattle Mariners

  • Jake Fraley

    Quadricep
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Fraley has been sent to the 10-day injured list due to a right quad strain and will miss the remainder of the season.

  • Luis Torrens

    Back
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Torrens has wound up on the 10-day injured list due to back spams. He will miss the remainder of the season.

  • Dylan Moore

    Concussion
    out for season | 7-day IL

    Moore has landed on the 7-day injured list due to a concussion and is likely to miss the remainder of the season.

  • Shed Long

    Shin
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Long has hit the 10-day injured list after undergoing surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right shin. He will miss the remainder of the season.

  • Julio Rodriguez

    Wrist
    Early Oct | out

    Rodriguez suffered a hairline fracture in his left wrist and is expected to be out of action for until at least the beginning of October.

  • Carl Edwards Jr.

    Forearm
    Out indefinitely | 45-day IL

    Edwards Jr. has been sent to the 45-day injured list with a right forearm strain, and there is no timetable for return.

  • Mitch Haniger

    Hernia
    out for season | 45-day IL

    Haniger had sports hernia surgery as well as a microdiscectomy to remove an intervertebral disc from his back. He will miss the remainder of the seaon while on the 45-day injured list.

  • Sam Haggerty

    Forearm
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Haggerty is on the 10-day injured list for the remainder of the season due to a left forearm strain.

San Francisco Giants

  • Reyes Moronta

    Shoulder
    out for season | 45-day IL

    Moronta will miss the remainder of the 2020 season while he recovers from right shoulder surgery on the 45-day injured list.

  • Chadwick Tromp

    Shoulder
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Tromp has been designated for the 10-day injured list due to a muscle strain in his right shoulder. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

  • Sam Coonrod

    Shoulder
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Coonrod has wound up on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain. He is likely to miss the remainder of the season.

  • Jeff Samardzija

    Shoulder
    Prob Fri | probable

    Samardzija has been activated from the 10-day injured list after recovering from a right shoulder impingement. He is expected to return to the rotation for Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader versus the Padres.

  • Aramis Garcia

    Hip
    Early Oct | 45-day IL

    Garcia has been placed on the 45-day injured list until at least the start of October while he recovers from right labrum surgery.

  • Mike Yastrzemski

    Calf
    Out indefinitely | out

    Yastrzemski will miss an extended period due to a mild right calf strain.

  • Alex Dickerson

    Elbow
    day-to-day | questionable

    Dickerson has a right elbow injury and will not play Tuesday against the Rockies.

  • Alex Dickerson

    Personal
    Prob Mon | probable

    Dickerson has been placed on the paternity list for the birth of his child. It is anticipated that he will return Monday against the Rockies.

seattle-mariners Stats 2020

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san-francisco-giants Stats 2020

Hitting Statistics
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Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
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Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
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