New York (33-35) at Seattle (30-36)

Cloudy Currently: Seattle, WA
Temp: 56° F
  • Game info: 4:05 pm EDT Sun Jun 19, 2005
  • TV: WPIX, FSNW
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Still searching for his first road win, Tom Glavine faces the Seattle Mariners for the first time when the New York Mets try to salvage the finale of a three-game series at Safeco Field.

Glavine fell to 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA in five road starts after allowing four runs and 10 hits over six innings in a 5-0 loss at Oakland on Tuesday. The Mets have scored a total of 12 runs in Glavine’s road outings.

“I felt good,” Glavine said. “I certainly made a couple of mistakes.”

Glavine is 1-2 with a 3.24 ERA over his last five starts. The left-hander is 1-1 with a 1.88 ERA in four career interleague starts with the Mets.

Seattle won for the fourth time in five games, 4-1 on Saturday. Randy Winn’s two-run single capped a four-run fourth inning as the Mariners beat Pedro Martinez for the first time after losing their first 13 decisions to the three-time Cy Young Award winner.

The Mariners may have third baseman Adrian Beltre back in the lineup for the first time since last Sunday. Beltre has missed the first five games of the Mariners’ 10-game homestand with a left hamstring strain.

The third baseman took batting practice Saturday for the second straight day and is listed as day-to-day.

“I assume I’ll play third,” said Beltre, who is batting .282 (11-for-39) over his last 12 games.

Seattle starter Gil Meche is seeking a fifth straight home win. Meche is 4-0 with a 2.36 ERA over his last four starts at Safeco after allowing one run and three hits over eight innings in a 3-1 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday.

“We know he’s got it, we just have to find ways to get it more consistently out of him,” Seattle manager Mike Hargrove said. “The more times we can get him these kind of experiences, the more his confidence builds.”

Meche is facing New York for the first time. The 26-year-old right-hander is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA in three interleague starts this season.

The Mets are 1-4 on a 12-game road trip and are having trouble scoring, managing only three runs in the four losses. New York tried to give its lineup a spark by inserting Marlon Anderson into the leadoff slot Saturday, but Anderson was hitless in four at-bats.

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T. Glavine Atl vs. G. Meche KC
13-13 Record 10-8
3.53 ERA 5.09
105 K 83
61 BB 72
1.36 WHIP 1.57