Rangers take on the Mariners in division play
Arlington, Texas; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Marco Gonzales (14-10, 4.17 ERA) Rangers: Kolby Allard (2-0, 4.64 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals Texas and Seattle will play on Friday.
The Rangers are 30-35 against teams from the AL West. Texas has slugged .431 this season. Joey Gallo leads the team with a mark of .598.
The Mariners are 24-39 against the rest of their division. Seattle has hit 211 home runs this season, sixth in the MLB. Daniel Vogelbach leads them with 28, averaging one every 14.2 at-bats. The Mariners won the last meeting 5-3. Matt Magill notched his fourth victory and Mallex Smith went 2-for-3 for Seattle. Jose Leclerc took his fourth loss for Texas.
Vogelbach leads the Mariners with 28 home runs home runs and is slugging .465. Kyle Seager is 11-for-35 with six doubles, two home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-5, .210 batting average, 3.80 ERA, outscored by seven runs
Mariners: 5-5, .212 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
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).