Mariners, streaking Seager set for matchup against Astros
Houston; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Kyle Seager is riding a 10-game hitting streak as Seattle readies to play Houston.
The Astros are 36-12 against AL West teams. Houston has hit 185 home runs this season, third in the league. Alex Bregman leads the team with 27, averaging one every 14.1 at-bats.
The Mariners have gone 23-37 against division opponents. Seattle has hit 179 home runs this season, fifth in the league. Daniel Vogelbach leads them with 26, averaging one every 12.8 at-bats. The Astros won the last meeting 10-2. Wade Miley earned his 10th victory and Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Houston. Yusei Kikuchi registered his eighth loss for Seattle.
TOP PERFORMERS: Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 129 hits and has 63 RBIs. Altuve is 18-for-38 with three doubles, three home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .270 batting average, 2.70 ERA, outscored opponents by 29 runs
Mariners: 7-3, .265 batting average, 4.15 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
Astros Injuries: Ryan Pressly: 10-day IL (knee), Brad Peacock: 10-day IL (shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-day IL (elbow), Josh James: 10-day IL (shoulder), Robinson Chirinos: day-to-day (shoulder).
Mariners Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Connor Sadzeck: 60-day IL (elbow), Felix Hernandez: 60-day IL (shoulder), Brandon Brennan: 10-day IL (shoulder), Chasen Bradford: 60-day IL (forearm), Dan Altavilla: 10-day IL (forearm), Austin Adams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Mitch Haniger: 10-day IL (testicle), Braden Bishop: 10-day IL (neck), Tim Lopes: 7-day IL (concussion), Ryon Healy: 60-day IL (back), Dee Gordon: 10-day IL (quad).