Astros bring 3-game road win streak into game against the Mariners
Houston Astros (63-32, first in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (51-44, second in the AL West)
Seattle; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Framber Valdez (8-4, 2.66 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 102 strikeouts); Mariners: Robbie Ray (8-6, 3.54 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 135 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -118, Mariners -101; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros hit the road against the Seattle Mariners aiming to continue a three-game road winning streak.
Seattle has a 24-22 record in home games and a 51-44 record overall. The Mariners have a 21-12 record in games decided by one run.
Houston has a 63-32 record overall and a 33-18 record on the road. The Astros are 36-12 in games when they record eight or more hits.
Sunday’s game is the 15th time these teams square off this season. The Astros have an 8-6 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Julio Rodriguez has 16 home runs, 26 walks and 52 RBI while hitting .277 for the Mariners. Adam Frazier is 14-for-37 with a double, a home run and three RBI over the last 10 games.
Yordan Alvarez has a .307 batting average to lead the Astros, and has 12 doubles, two triples and 28 home runs. Alex Bregman is 10-for-39 with a home run and four RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 8-2, .233 batting average, 3.07 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
Astros: 7-3, .216 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
INJURIES: Mariners: Julio Rodriguez: day-to-day (wrist), 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), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Astros: Jacob Meyers: day-to-day (left elbow), 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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