On Friday, the Seattle Mariners open a three-game interleague series on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Seattle is 72-62 following a 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday. Seattle won two of its three games against the American League West leading Astros and are now just 6 ½ games behind Houston. Seattle shutout Houston in each of the final two games of the series, outscoring the Astros 5-0.
Ty France is batting .294 to lead Seattle and the third baseman has team highs in hits with 137 and on-base percentage at .365. Third baseman Kyle Seager is the leader in home runs with 31 and RBIs with 85. On Friday, Seattle will send Tyler Anderson to the mound. The left-hander is 6-9 with an ERA of 4.06, 111 Ks and 28 BBs.
Arizona is 45-90 following an 8-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. The Diamondbacks scored six runs against Yu Darvish and the Padres in the sixth inning. The victory for Arizona snapped a five-game losing streak for the Diamondbacks. However, Arizona is last in the National League West 40 ½ games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers.
Josh Rojas is batting .271 to lead Arizona and the third baseman has team highs in home runs with 11 and on-base percentage at .351. David Peralta is the leader in RBIs with 52 and Pavin Smith is the leader in hits with 119. On Friday, the Arizona Diamondbacks will send Madison Bumgarner to the mound. The left-hander is 7-9 with an ERA of 4.37, 101 Ks and 30 BBs.