On Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners look to keep their place at the top of the American League West when they visit the Houston Astros.
Seattle won its fourth straight game on Sunday and moved into first place by one game after the Astros lost on Sunday night. Seattle swept the Tampa Bay Rays in three games over the weekend culminating with a 2-1 victory on Sunday as Felix Hernandez allowed just one run over eight innings and Dee Gordon and Denard Span each had run scoring singles.
The Astros lost 9-3 as Charlie Morton lost his first game of the season and is now 7-1. Morton allowed nine hits and a season high six runs over 5 1/3 innings.
Jean Sequra leads the Mariners with a .331 batting average and team high 78 hits. Mitch Haniger leads in home runs with 12 and RBIs with 42. Seattle has a team batting average of .257 while opposing hitters are averaging .239 at the plate against Mariners pitching. On Tuesday, the Mariners will send James Paxton to the mound. The left hander this season is 4-1 with an ERA of 3.13, 95 Ks and 24 BBs.
Jose Altuve leads the Astros with a .329 batting average and team high 82 hits. George Springer leads the team in home runs with 13 and Carlos Correa leads in RBIs with 39. Houston has a team batting average of .256, while opposing hitters are averaging .207 at the plate against Astros pitching. On Tuesday, the Astros will send Dallas Keuchel to the mound. The left hander this season is 3-7 with an ERA of 3.65, 60 Ks and 21 BBs.