Seattle Mariners (54-47, second in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (66-35, first in the AL West)
Houston; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Chris Flexen (7-8, 3.75 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 75 strikeouts); Astros: Framber Valdez (9-4, 2.74 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 110 strikeouts)
LINE: Astros -197, Mariners +166; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros host the Seattle Mariners aiming to continue a four-game home winning streak.
Houston has a 32-14 record at home and a 66-35 record overall. The Astros have the No. 1 team ERA in the AL at 3.02.
Seattle has a 27-24 record in road games and a 54-47 record overall. The Mariners have gone 40-13 in games when they record at least eight hits.
Saturday's game is the 18th time these teams meet this season. The Astros hold an 11-6 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez has a .316 batting average to lead the Astros, and has 14 doubles, two triples and 30 home runs. Alex Bregman is 11-for-37 with two home runs and nine RBI over the last 10 games.
Julio Rodriguez has 19 doubles, two triples and 18 home runs for the Mariners. Ty France is 13-for-35 with two doubles and three home runs over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .255 batting average, 3.52 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs
Mariners: 5-5, .224 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
INJURIES: 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)
Mariners: Diego Castillo: 15-Day IL (shoulder), 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)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.