Mariners host Rangers, aim to build on Hernandez’s solid showing
Seattle; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT
The Mariners are 7-4 against the rest of their division. Seattle’s team on-base percentage of .337 leads the American League. Daniel Vogelbach leads the team with an OBP of .455.
The Rangers have gone 9-9 against division opponents. The Texas pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.64. Mike Minor leads the team with a 3.21 earned run average. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 3-7, .207 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Rangers: 6-4, .267 batting average, 6.06 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Mariners Injuries: Sam Tuivailala: 10-day IL (achilles), Hunter Strickland: 60-day IL (lat), Wade LeBlanc: 10-day IL (oblique), Gerson Bautista: 10-day IL (pectoral), Kyle Seager: 60-day IL (hand), Jay Bruce: day-to-day (quad).
Rangers Injuries: Edinson Volquez: 60-day IL (elbow), Drew Smyly: 10-day IL (arm), Yohander Mendez: 60-day IL (elbow), Luke Farrell: 60-day IL (jaw), Scott Heineman: 60-day IL (shoulder), Rougned Odor: 10-day IL (knee), Ronald Guzman: 10-day IL (hamstring).