The Seattle Mariners open a three-game series on the road Tuesday against the Texas Rangers. Seattle is 63-56 following an 8-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Mariners and Seattle is third in the American League West eight games behind the first-place Houston Astros.
Ty France is batting .285 to lead Seattle and the infielder has a team-high .359 on-base percentage. Third baseman Kyle Seager is leading Seattle in home runs with 26 and RBIs with 74, while shortstop J. P. Crawford is the leader in hits with 118. On Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners will send Tyler Anderson to the mound. The left-hander is 5-8 with an ERA of 4.24, 97 Ks and 27 BBs.
The Texas Rangers improved to 42-76 following a 7-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. DJ Peters hit two, two-run homers for the Rangers and Kolby Allard earned his first victory in the last two months. Texas won two out of three against the Athletics. However, the Rangers are last in the American League West 28 ½ games behind first-place Houston.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa is batting .260 to lead Texas and the third baseman has a team-high 122 hits. Rookie right fielder Adolis Garcia has 26 home runs and 70 RBIs to lead Texas in both categories, while Nathaniel Lowe is the leader in on-base percentage at .348. On Tuesday, the Texas Rangers will send Spencer Howard to the mound. The right-hander is 0-3 with an ERA of 5.61, 37 Ks and 19 BBs.