Seattle Mariners (47-42, second in the American League West) vs. Texas Rangers (41-45, third in the American League West)
Arlington, Texas; Thursday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PROBABLE PITCHERS: Mariners: Marco Gonzales (5-9, 3.24 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 49 strikeouts); Rangers: Martin Perez (7-2, 2.72 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 86 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Rangers -110, Mariners -110; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
THE BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers begin a four-game series at home against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.
Texas has gone 21-22 at home and 41-45 overall. The Rangers are 28-8 in games when outscoring opponents.
Seattle is 23-22 on the road and 47-42 overall. Mariners pitchers have a collective ERA of 3.57, which ranks fifth in the majors.
Thursday’s game is the seventh time these teams have met this season. The Mariners have a 4-2 lead in the season series.
PEAK PERFORMERS: Nate Lowe ranks third on the Rangers with a .277 batting average and has 12 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs, 25 walks and 37 RBIs. Corey Seager is 15-for-38 with six home runs and 12 RBIs in the last 10 games.
Julio Rodríguez has 17 doubles, two triples and 15 home runs while hitting .277 for the Mariners. Eugenio Suarez is 9-for-35 with three home runs in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 4-6, .242 batting average, 5.24 ERA, outscored by six runs
Mariners: 10-0, .248 batting average, 1.96 ERA, outscored opponents by 25 runs
INJURIES: Rangers – Joe Barlow – 15-day IL (blister), Dane Dunning – 15-day IL (ankle), Mitch Garver – 60-day IL (forearm), Eli White – 60-day IL (wrist), Jonathan Hernandez : 60-day IL (elbow)
Mariners: 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), Kyle Lewis: 7-Day IL (Concussion), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (Shoulder)