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Mariners play the Astros on home winning streak

Jul 21, 2022, 11:42 AM | Updated: Jul 22, 2022, 12:02 am

Houston Astros (61-32, first in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (51-42, second in the AL West)

Seattle; Friday, 10:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Jose Urquidy (8-4, 4.09 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 74 strikeouts); Mariners: Marco Gonzales (5-9, 3.50 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 53 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -115, Mariners -103; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners, on a six-game home winning streak, host the Houston Astros.

Seattle has a 24-20 record at home and a 51-42 record overall. The Mariners have a 21-12 record in games decided by one run.

Houston has gone 31-18 in road games and 61-32 overall. Astros pitchers have a collective 2.98 ERA, which leads the AL.

Friday’s game is the 13th time these teams match up this season. The season series is tied 6-6.

TOP PERFORMERS: Eugenio Suarez leads the Mariners with 16 home runs while slugging .440. Adam Frazier is 14-for-37 with a double, a home run and three RBI over the last 10 games.

Yordan Alvarez has a .309 batting average to lead the Astros, and has 12 doubles, two triples and 27 home runs. Alex Bregman is 10-for-38 with a home run and five RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 10-0, .252 batting average, 2.61 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs

Astros: 6-4, .208 batting average, 2.93 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

INJURIES: Mariners: J.P. Crawford: day-to-day (finger), Ken Giles: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Taylor Trammell: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Evan White: 60-Day IL (hernia), Mitch Haniger: 60-Day IL (ankle), Kyle Lewis: 7-Day IL (concussion), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Astros: Jason Castro: 10-Day IL (knee), Blake Taylor: 60-Day IL (elbow), Michael Brantley: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm)

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