Right-hander Dan Haren (5-4, 2.41 ERA) makes his 14th start of the season Monday. He's won only one of his past nine starts and has received one run of support in three of his past four outings, going 0-2 in that span. The 30-year-old right-hander has allowed just one earned run in 23 innings against Seattle dating back to 2007 and is 3-1 with a 1.99 career ERA in six starts at Safeco Field. The Angels have scored three or fewer runs in 10 of their last 11 games. Mariners: Kennedy should return
Adam Kennedy received the day off Sunday, but should be back in the lineup in Monday's series opener. The second baseman is hitting .282 with five home runs and 19 RBIs this season. "I want to play him every day, but I have to stay ahead of him physically," Wedge said Sunday. "We were probably pushing him a little yesterday. You have to keep in mind, we're running toward the end of this 20-day stretch. Twenty days in a row at this level is real. There's a reason why they only allow you to do 20 days in a row." Kennedy played seven seasons in Anaheim and still has friends on the club. "A.K. is a gamer," said Howard Kendrick, Kennedy's successor at second base. "He taught me a lot about how to play second base and the mental aspect of the game. I owe him a lot. He's one of those guys who play the game the right way." Opposing Haren is Jason Vargas (4-3, 3.94), who is two games removed from a complete-game shutout against Tampa Bay. In his last start on June 8 against the White Sox, Vargas allowed three runs on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings. He earned a victory against the Angels on May 18, throwing seven shutout innings. Worth noting
The Angels scored only one run in the two games in Seattle from May 18-19. Seattle is hitting .393 (9-for-23) with runners in scoring position in its last three games. Seattle's No. 9 hitters are batting .400 in the last nine games.