Mariners take 3-game slide into matchup with Rangers
Arlington, Texas; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Rangers are 30-34 against AL West teams. Texas is hitting a collective batting average of .247 this season, led by Danny Santana with an average of .292.
The Mariners are 23-39 against the rest of their division. Seattle has hit 211 home runs this season, sixth in the majors. Daniel Vogelbach leads the club with 28, averaging one every 14.1 at-bats.
Vogelbach leads the Mariners with 28 home runs home runs and is slugging .467. Kyle Seager is 11-for-36 with six doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-5, .216 batting average, 4.10 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Mariners: 5-5, .223 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs
Rangers Injuries: Edinson Volquez: (elbow), Jeffrey Springs: (biceps), Adrian Sampson: (back), Nate Jones: (forearm), Taylor Hearn: (elbow), Jesse Chavez: (elbow), Jesse Biddle: (shoulder), Hunter Pence: (back), Nomar Mazara: (oblique), Joey Gallo: (wrist).
Mariners Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: (shoulder), Connor Sadzeck: (elbow), Brandon Brennan: (shoulder), Chasen Bradford: (forearm/elbow), Dan Altavilla: (forearm), Austin Adams: (shoulder), Domingo Santana: (elbow), Mitch Haniger: (testicle), Braden Bishop: (neck), Ryon Healy: (back).