Seattle takes 4-game skid into matchup with St. Louis
St. Louis Cardinals (41-41, third in the NL Central) vs. Seattle Mariners (37-51, fifth in the NL West)
Seattle; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle enters the game as losers of their last four games.
The Mariners are 17-25 in home games. Seattle has hit 150 home runs this season, second in the MLB. Daniel Vogelbach leads them with 20, averaging one every 12.9 at-bats.
The Cardinals are 17-23 in road games. The St. Louis pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.15. Dakota Hudson leads the team with a 3.40 earned run average. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vogelbach leads the Mariners with 20 home runs and is batting .244. J.P. Crawford is 17-for-42 with three doubles, two triples, two home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 5-5, .246 batting average, 4.08 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Cardinals: 4-6, .230 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Mariners Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Sam Tuivailala: 60-day IL (achilles/shoulder), Hunter Strickland: 60-day IL (lat), Connor Sadzeck: 10-day IL (elbow), Felix Hernandez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Brandon Brennan: 10-day IL (shoulder), Chasen Bradford: 60-day IL (forearm), Mitch Haniger: 10-day IL (testicle), Braden Bishop: 10-day IL (neck), Ryon Healy: 10-day IL (back), Dee Gordon: day-to-day (leg).
Cardinals Injuries: Mike Mayers: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jordan Hicks: 10-day IL (right torn ucl), Ryan Helsley: 10-day IL (shoulder), Brett Cecil: 60-day IL (wrist/forearm), Marcell Ozuna: 10-day IL (hand), Jedd Gyorko: 10-day IL (back).