Seattle; Friday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners host the Texas Rangers with a 1-0 series lead.
Seattle has gone 43-35 at home and 86-73 overall. The Mariners have the second-ranked team ERA in the AL at 3.79.
Texas has an 89-70 record overall and a 39-39 record on the road. Rangers hitters have a collective .457 slugging percentage to rank second in MLB.
The teams meet Friday for the 11th time this season. The Rangers are up 8-2 in the season series.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 5-5, .240 batting average, 4.24 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Rangers: 7-3, .242 batting average, 3.88 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs
INJURIES: Mariners: Emerson Hancock: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tom Murphy: 10-Day IL (thumb), Marco Gonzales: 60-Day IL (forearm), Penn Murfee: 60-Day IL (elbow), Robbie Ray: 60-Day IL (flexor), Easton McGee: 60-Day IL (forearm), Evan White: 60-Day IL (adductor)
Rangers: Ian Kennedy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Max Scherzer: 15-Day IL (triceps ), Brad Miller: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Jacob deGrom: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Odorizzi: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Brett Martin: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
The Associated Press