The Texas Rangers conclude a four-game series on the road against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.
The two teams have split the first two games with the Mariners winning game one 2-1 and the Rangers winning game two on Tuesday 9-5. Rougned Odor hit a three-run double during the ninth inning that snapped a tie, leading the Rangers to victory. The win snapped Seattle’s four-game winning streak. Rangers’ Ronald Guzman continues to be hot at the plate with four hits and three RBIs while Shin-Soo Choo hit a home run. The win went to Chris Martin who is now 1-1. He allowed a tying run during the eighth on a groundout, but was credited with the win. With the loss, the Mariners are one game behind the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West.
Nomar Mazara leads the Rangers with a .269 batting average, 34 RBIs and a team high 57 hits. Joey Gallo leads the Rangers in home runs with 15. Texas has a team batting average of .229, while opposing hitters are averaging .270 at the plate against Rangers pitching. On Thursday, the Rangers will send Mike Minor to the mound. The left-hander this season is 4-3 with an ERA of 5.63, 50 Ks and 12 BBs.
Jean Segura leads the Mariners with a .330 batting average and team high 72 hits. Mitch Haniger leads the team in home runs with 11 and RBIs with 39. Seattle has a team batting average of .256, while opposing hitters are averaging .240 at the plate against Mariners pitching. On Thursday, the Mariners will send Wade LeBlanc to the mound. The left-hander this season is 0-0 with an ERA of 2.70, 31 KS and 7 BBs