Seattle Mariners (13-9, second in AL West) versus Houston Astros (10-11, fourth in AL West)
Houston; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Justus Sheffield (1-1, 4.86 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 16 strikeouts) Astros: Jose Urquidy (0-2, 5.14 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 20 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Houston and Seattle will play on Monday.
The Astros are 10-6 against teams from the AL West. The Houston offense averaged 0.254 this season as a team, which is good for fourth place in the majors. Michael Brantley leads the team with a grade of 0.333.
The Mariners are 2-1 against teams from the AL West. Seattle has a team base percentage of 0.298, led by Ty France with a grade of 0.409.
The Mariners won the last meeting 7-2. Ljay Newsome took his first win and France went 2-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for Seattle. Jake Odorizzi saw his second loss for Houston.
TOP PERFORMER: Brantley leads the Astros with 13 additional base hits and beats .594.
Mitch Haniger leads the Mariners with 26 hits and beats .292.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Astros: 4-6, .233 batting average, 4.24 ERA, outperformed opponents by five runs
Mariners: 6-4, .200 batting average, 2.79 ERA, outperformed opponents by 13 runs
INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Framber Valdez: (fingers), Blake Taylor: (ankle), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Enoli Paredes: (right side), Jake Odorizzi: (Forearm), Josh James: (hip), Pedro Baez: (right shoulder), Jose Altuve: (health and safety protocols).
Navigator: James Paxton: (left forearm), Andres Munoz: (elbow), Nick Margevicius: (left shoulder), Ken Giles: (elbow), Jake Fraley: (left Achilles tendon), Shed Long Jr .: (shin).