Mariners take on the Rangers in division matchup
Arlington, Texas; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: TBD Rangers: Brock Burke (0-1, .75 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: AL West rivals Texas and Seattle will face off on Saturday.
The Rangers are 31-35 against AL West opponents. Texas has a team on-base percentage of .316, led by Shin-Soo Choo with a mark of .366.
The Mariners are 24-40 against the rest of their division. Seattle has hit 211 home runs this season, eighth in the MLB. Daniel Vogelbach leads them with 28, averaging one every 14.4 at-bats. The Rangers won the last meeting 6-3. Kolby Allard recorded his third victory and Jose Trevino went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs for Texas. Marco Gonzales took his 11th loss for Seattle.
Vogelbach leads the Mariners with 28 home runs and is batting .214. Omar Narvaez is 8-for-32 with a double, two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-5, .198 batting average, 3.48 ERA, outscored by five runs
Mariners: 4-6, .215 batting average, 4.91 ERA, outscored by eight 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).