This week, Major League Baseball offers fans another unique viewing experience with the continuation of its digital-only broadcasts. Today's Angels-Mariners matchup will stream live in the United States exclusively on Facebook. The finale to the three-game series at Safeco Field is one of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled for 2018 as part of MLB's partnership with Facebook.
Fans can catch the 4:10 p.m. ET contest by logging onto Facebook's MLB Live page from their phones, tablets, smart TVs or other streaming devices. MLB Network will produce the game, with play-by-play announcer Rich Waltz, analysts Mark Langston and Ryan Rowland-Smith, and in-game reporter Elise Woodward. Langston pitched for both the Mariners (1984-89) and Angels (1990-97) during a 16-year MLB career. Rowland-Smith pitched for the Mariners from 2007-10.
How to watch on mobile and desktop
- Search for "MLB Live" on Facebook
- Follow the "MLB Live" show page
- Download the Facebook video app on your TV or streaming device and search for "MLB Live"
- Or stream the game from your phone to a TV on the same WiFi network by tapping the TV icon.
Upcoming Facebook games (all times ET)
• Today: LAA-SEA, 4:10 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 20: ATL-TOR, 12:37 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 27: KC-MIL, 2:10 p.m.
What to know about the Angels-Mariners game:
In an American League West, where four of five clubs have records above .500, the Mariners and defending World Series champion Astros remain neck-and-neck atop the division, with the Angels within striking distance as the season's midway point nears.
Angels right-hander Garrett Richards enters today's start against Seattle with a 3.26 ERA in 13 starts in 2018, after being limited to just six starts in each of the previous two seasons because of injury. In his only outing vs. the Mariners this season -- on May 4 at Safeco Field -- Richards tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings, yielding four hits while walking one and striking out eight.
Richards' counterpart will be 26-year-old left-hander Marco Gonzales, who has faced Los Angeles three times in his young career. Over 14 1/3 innings across those three starts, he has a 4.40 ERA (seven earned runs). Following a rough start to this season, Gonzales has been fantastic over his last five starts, posting a 0.81 ERA (three earned runs in 33 1/3 innings) with opponents batting .183 against him in that span.