The Seattle Mariners play the third and final game of their series on the road Sunday against the Houston Astros. Seattle is 66-57 following a 12-3 loss to Houston in the opening game of the series on Friday. The loss snapped Seattle’s three-game winning streak and the Mariners are third in the American League West 6 ½ games behind the first place Astros.
Ty France is batting .290 to lead Seattle and the infielder has team-highs with 123 hits and a .360 on-base percentage. Third baseman Kyle Seager is the leader in home runs with 28 and RBIs with 79. As a team, Seattle has hit 154 home runs in 123 games. On Sunday, Seattle will send Tyler Anderson to the mound. The left-hander is 6-8 with an ERA of 4.10, 101 Ks and 27 BBs.
Houston improved to 72-50 with its 9-run victory over Seattle on Friday. Houston hit four runs in the victory over Seattle and the Astros have won two straight following a four-game skid earlier in the week. The Astros are first in the American League West 2 ½ games ahead of the second place Oakland Athletics. Houston is first in baseball in team batting average at .267.
Michael Brantley is batting .322 to lead Houston and the left fielder has a team-high 125 hits. Second baseman Jose Altuve is the leader in home runs with 25, while designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is the leader in RBIs with 81 and first baseman Yuli Gurriel is the leader in on-base percentage of .377. On Sunday, Houston will send Framber Valdez to the mound. The left-hander is 8-4 with an ERA of 3.16, 86 Ks and 41 BBs.