Astros take on the Mariners in first of 3-game series
Seattle Mariners (24-30, fourth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (35-19, first in the AL West)
Houston; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Robbie Ray (4-6, 4.93 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 74 strikeouts); Astros: Cristian Javier (3-2, 2.41 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 52 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -162, Mariners +139; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros host the Seattle Mariners to start a three-game series.
Houston has a 35-19 record overall and a 14-6 record in home games. The Astros are 11-5 in games decided by one run.
Seattle has a 24-30 record overall and a 12-20 record on the road. The Mariners have a 17-6 record in games when they scored five or more runs.
Monday’s game is the 10th time these teams meet this season. The Astros hold a 5-4 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez has five doubles, two triples and 16 home runs for the Astros. Yuli Gurriel is 9-for-35 with a double over the last 10 games.
Eugenio Suarez has 11 doubles, a triple and 11 home runs for the Mariners. Kyle Lewis is 2-for-11 with two home runs over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .245 batting average, 3.31 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Mariners: 6-4, .255 batting average, 3.20 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
INJURIES: Astros: Blake Taylor: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jake Odorizzi: 15-Day IL (leg), Taylor Jones: 60-Day IL (back), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm), Jacob Meyers: 10-Day IL (shoulder)
Mariners: Kyle Lewis: 7-Day IL (concussion), Erik Swanson: 15-Day IL (right shouler), Ken Giles: 60-Day IL (finger), Tom Murphy: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Mitch Haniger: 10-Day IL (ankle), Evan White: 60-Day IL (sports hernia), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
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