The Astros face off with the Mariners on Saturday night in a matchup between two AL clubs with a lot of expectations this season.
The Mariners must have been excited to get home on Friday night, beating the Astros and improving to 11-9 in Seattle. They are just 8-18 on the road, though, putting them 10 games back of the Astros for the AL West lead.
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None of that mattered in the series opener as the Mariners beat the Astros 6-1 in dominating fashion. It was a sort of bend-don’t-break mentality as Houston got nine hits compared to Seattle’s 10 but could only muster a single run in the second inning. By that time, Seattle already had four runs highlighted by two two-run homers by Julio Rodriguez and Kyle Lewis. Justin Verlander was not his usual sharp self giving up all six runs including four homers. Chris Flexen meanwhile went seven strong innings striking out six and only surrendering the one.
Seattle will try to keep it rolling with righty Logan Gilbert, who gets the start tonight. He is 4-2 on the season with a 2.60 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. The Astros will counter with Jose Urquidy, who is 4-1 despite a 4.24 ERA. This is already the third series between these two. The Mariners won the first series 2-1 while the Astros swept the second series.
Can Seattle regain the season advantage here tonight?
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