Seattle Mariners (18-15, second in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (16-18, fourth in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Ljay Newsome (1-1, 6.59 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 14 strikeouts) Rangers: Kohei Arihara (2-3, 5.76 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 14 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Mitch Haniger and the Mariners will take on the Rangers Saturday.
The Rangers are 3-4 against teams from the AL West. The Texas offence has compiled a .240 batting average as a team this season, good for eighth in the majors. Nick Solak leads the team with a mark of .289.
The Mariners are 6-5 against AL West Division opponents. The Seattle offence has compiled a .203 batting average as a team this season, last in the American League. J.P. Crawford leads the team with a mark of .269.
The Mariners won the last meeting 5-4. Chris Flexen earned his third victory and Crawford went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Seattle. Josh Sborz registered his second loss for Texas.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nate Lowe leads the Rangers with 12 extra base hits and is slugging .477.
Mitch Haniger leads the Mariners with 16 extra base hits and is slugging .520.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-4, .263 batting average, 3.66 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Mariners: 5-5, .175 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored by seven runs
INJURIES: Rangers: Jose Leclerc: (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: (elbow), Kyle Cody: (right shoulder), Matt Bush: (elbow), Khris Davis: (quad), Brock Holt: (hamstring), Ronald Guzman: (knee), Sam Huff: (hamstring).
Mariners: Casey Sadler: (right shoulder), James Paxton: (left forearm), Andres Munoz: (elbow), Keynan Middleton: (right biceps), Nick Margevicius: (left shoulder), Marco Gonzales: (forearm), Ken Giles: (elbow), Jake Fraley: (left hamstring), Shed Long Jr.: (shin).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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