On Tuesday, the Texas Rangers visit the Seattle Mariners for the second game of an American League West showdown.
On Sunday, the Rangers lost to Kansas City 5-3 to split their four-game series with the Royals. Texas scored its runs on a two-run home run by Joey Gallo and a solo shot by Robison Chirnos.
Seattle won its third straight game on Sunday 3-1 and in the process swept Minnesota in their three-game series. The Mariners now trail the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West by just one game. Ryon Healy’s double knocked in a pair of runs during the eighth and Alex Colome debuted with the Mariners and posted a save.
Nomar Mazara leads Texas with a .270 batting average, 34 RBIs and a team high 55 hits. Joey Gallo leads the Rangers in home runs with 15. Texas has a team batting average of .227, while opposing hitters are averaging .270 at the plate against Rangers pitching. On Tuesday, the Rangers will send Austin Bibens-Dirkx to the mound. On the season, the right-hander is 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA, 6 Ks and 1 BB.
Jean Segura leads the Mariners with a .324 batting average and team high 69 hits. Mitch Haniger leads the team in home runs with 11 and RBIs with 37. Seattle has a team batting average of .255, while opposing hitters are averaging .239 at the plate against Mariners pitching. On Tuesday, Seattle will send Felix Hernandez to the mound. The veteran right-hander is 5-4 with an ERA of 5.58, 51 Ks and 26 BBs