Astros try to break road losing streak, take on the Mariners

Houston Astros (29-18, first in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (20-27, fourth in the AL West)

Seattle; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Luis Garcia (3-3, 3.37 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 45 strikeouts); Mariners: Marco Gonzales (3-4, 3.74 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 27 strikeouts)

LINE: Astros -151, Mariners +128; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros will look to stop a three-game road slide when they take on the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle has gone 12-9 at home and 20-27 overall. Mariners hitters are batting a collective .237, which ranks sixth in the AL.

Houston is 29-18 overall and 15-12 in road games. The Astros have the fourth-ranked team slugging percentage in the AL at .400.


Sunday's game is the ninth time these teams match up this season. The season series is tied 4-4.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ty France has 10 doubles and seven home runs for the Mariners. Julio Rodriguez is 13-for-42 with two doubles, four home runs and nine RBI over the past 10 games.

Kyle Tucker has six doubles and eight home runs for the Astros. Jose Altuve is 13-for-36 with four doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 4-6, .264 batting average, 5.28 ERA, outscored by three runs

Astros: 5-5, .218 batting average, 2.69 ERA, outscored by 10 runs


INJURIES: Mariners: Abraham Toro: 10-Day IL (shoulder), 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)

Astros: 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)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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