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Seattle Mariners (13-12, fourth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (13-11, second in the AL West)
Houston; Thursday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Yusei Kikuchi (0-1, 5.70 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 20 strikeouts) Astros: Luis Garcia (0-2, 3.00 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 14 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle enters the matchup as losers of their last four games.
The Astros are 13-6 against teams from the AL West. Houston’s team on-base percentage of .323 is third in the American League. Yuli Gurriel leads the club with an OBP of .456.
The Mariners are 2-4 against opponents from the AL West. Seattle is slugging .370 as a unit. Mitch Haniger leads the team with a slugging percentage of .515.
The Astros won the last meeting 7-5. Joe Smith earned his first victory and Myles Straw went 2-for-2 with an RBI for Houston. Rafael Montero took his first loss for Seattle.
TOP PERFORMERS: Gurriel leads the Astros with 31 hits and has 16 RBIs.
Ty France leads the Mariners with 27 hits and is batting .303.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 6-4, .247 batting average, 3.68 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs
Mariners: 4-6, .180 batting average, 3.24 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs