Flexen scheduled to start for Mariners at Rangers

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Seattle Mariners (65-56, third in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (42-78, fifth in the AL West)

Arlington, Texas; Thursday, 2:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Chris Flexen (10-5, 3.78 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 85 strikeouts) Rangers: Spencer Howard (0-3, 5.61 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 37 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers +144, Mariners -168; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Mitch Haniger and the Mariners will take on the Rangers Thursday.

The Rangers are 28-33 in home games in 2020. Texas hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .287 this season, led by Nathaniel Lowe with a mark of .345.

The Mariners have gone 28-31 away from home. The Seattle offense has compiled a .221 batting average as a team this season, Ty France leads the team with a mark of .283.

The Mariners won the last meeting 3-1. Marco Gonzales earned his fifth victory and Kyle Seager went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Seattle. Mike Foltynewicz registered his 12th loss for Texas.

TOP PERFORMERS: Adolis Garcia leads the Rangers with 44 extra base hits and is slugging .476.

Seager leads the Mariners with 27 home runs and is batting .218.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 3-7, .216 batting average, 4.95 ERA, outscored by 18 runs

Mariners: 7-3, .215 batting average, 2.30 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

INJURIES: Rangers: Hunter Wood: (elbow), Jose Leclerc: (elbow), John King: (shoulder), Jonathan Hernandez: (elbow), Kyle Cody: (shoulder), Matt Bush: (elbow), Kohei Arihara: (finger), Eli White: (elbow), Willie Calhoun: (forearm), Ronald Guzman: (knee).

Mariners: Justus Sheffield: (undisclosed), James Paxton: (left forearm), Ljay Newsome: (elbow), Andres Munoz: (elbow), Nick Margevicius: (shoulder), Ken Giles: (elbow), Justin Dunn: (shoulder), Shed Long Jr.: (shin), Kyle Lewis: (knee), Sam Haggerty: (shoulder), Evan White: (hip).

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

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