Mariners face the Astros after Gonzales’ strong performance
Seattle; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Marco Gonzales. Gonzales threw seven innings, surrendering two runs on three hits with four strikeouts against Baltimore.
The Mariners are 25-45 against the rest of their division. Seattle’s lineup has 238 home runs this season, Daniel Vogelbach leads them with 30 homers.
The Astros are 51-19 against AL West Division opponents. The Houston offense has compiled a .276 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the majors. Michael Brantley leads the team with an average of .315.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vogelbach leads the Mariners with 30 home runs and is slugging .448. Kyle Lewis is 14-for-43 with three doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Seattle.
Brantley leads the Astros with 176 hits and is batting .315. George Springer is 7-for-34 with five home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 6-4, .264 batting average, 4.64 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Astros: 7-3, .266 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs