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Mariners Taking a 2-1 Series Lead into Astros Encounter

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The Seattle Mariners, currently third in the AL West with a 44-44 record, face off against the Houston Astros, who stand second in the AL West with a 50-40 record.

The game is set to take place in Houston, Sunday at 2:10 p.m. EDT.

PITCHERS IN FOCUS: Logan Gilbert will be on the mound for the Mariners, bringing a 6-5 record, a 3.82 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and 100 strikeouts. The Astros will counter with Brandon Bielak, who boasts a 4-4 record, a 3.81 ERA, a 1.49 WHIP, and 41 strikeouts.

ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: Maldonado led the Astros to a 3-2 victory over the Mariners with his eighth-inning homer. Elsewhere, Matt Manning and two Tigers relievers combined to no-hit the Blue Jays, marking the 2nd no-hitter in the majors this season. For the Mariners, Luis Castillo pitched 7 strong innings, while Mike Ford highlighted a 9-run 4th inning in a game against the Astros. The Mariners also had a 5-1 victory over the Astros, courtesy of two homers from Suárez and one from Crawford.

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK ODDS: The Mariners are favored at -127, while the Astros are at +107; the over/under is set at 8 runs.

IN BRIEF: The Seattle Mariners are currently leading the Houston Astros 2-1 in a four-game series.

The Astros have a 25-21 home record and a 50-40 overall record, with an impressive 36-6 record in games where they’ve out-hit their opponents.

The Mariners, at 44-44 overall and 20-24 on the road, have an overall team ERA of 3.79, placing them fifth in the AL.

Sunday’s matchup will be the seventh meeting of the season for these teams, with the Mariners leading the season series 4-2.

STANDOUT PLAYERS: Mauricio Dubon of the Astros has chalked up 18 doubles, two triples, four home runs, and 21 RBI, while Kyle Tucker boasts 14 hits in 37 at-bats, including two doubles and three home runs in the last 10 games.

The Mariners’ Ty France leads with a .263 average, 22 doubles, seven home runs, 19 walks, and 36 RBI. J.P. Crawford has 13 hits in 39 at-bats, including two home runs and seven RBI in the past 10 games.

RECENT PERFORMANCE: The Astros have a 7-3 record in the last 10 games, with a .268 batting average, and a 4.15 ERA, outscoring opponents by nine runs. The Mariners have a 6-4 record, a .260 batting average, a 3.58 ERA, and have also outscored opponents by nine runs in their last 10 games.

INJURY REPORT: Key injuries for the Astros include Jose Altuve, Jose Urquidy, Michael Brantley, Lance McCullers Jr., Yordan Alvarez, and Luis Garcia. Mariners’ injuries include Penn Murfee, Bryce Miller, Robbie Ray, Marco Gonzales, Easton McGee, and Evan White.


This story was crafted using Data Skrive technology and Sportradar data, courtesy of The Big Big News.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mariners vs Astros Series

Who are the probable pitchers for the upcoming game between the Mariners and the Astros?

Logan Gilbert is the probable pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, while Brandon Bielak is likely to pitch for the Houston Astros.

What is the current series standing between the Mariners and the Astros?

The Seattle Mariners are currently leading the series 2-1 against the Houston Astros.

Who are the top performers for the Mariners and the Astros?

Mauricio Dubon is a standout performer for the Astros with 18 doubles, two triples, four home runs, and 21 RBI. Ty France is leading the Mariners with a .263 batting average, 22 doubles, seven home runs, 19 walks, and 36 RBI.

What are the current injury reports for both teams?

For the Astros, notable injuries include Jose Altuve, Jose Urquidy, Michael Brantley, Lance McCullers Jr., Yordan Alvarez, and Luis Garcia. The Mariners have Penn Murfee, Bryce Miller, Robbie Ray, Marco Gonzales, Easton McGee, and Evan White on their injury list.

What is the home and away record for both teams?

The Astros have a home record of 25-21 and the Mariners have an away record of 20-24.

How have the teams performed in their last 10 games?

In their last 10 games, the Astros have a 7-3 record, batting .268 and outscoring their opponents by nine runs. The Mariners have a 6-4 record in their last 10 games, batting .260 and also outscoring their opponents by nine runs.

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8 comments

MLBLover July 9, 2023 - 10:13 am

gotta say, Dubon’s been killing it! 18 doubles already, that’s insane!

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BaseballFan24 July 9, 2023 - 1:06 pm

cant believe mariners are leading the series…Astros need to step up their game ASAP!

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Astros4Life July 9, 2023 - 2:55 pm

tough seeing Altuve, Urquidy, and Brantley on the IL, but were still hanging in there!

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GameDayGreg July 9, 2023 - 10:35 pm

sun’s out in houston, hoping for a good game! Go stros!

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PitchPerfect July 9, 2023 - 10:40 pm

Bielak vs Gilbert, should be an interesting pitching matchup. Looking forward to the game.

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MarinerMania July 10, 2023 - 2:44 am

Ty France is having a great season! .263 batting average with 22 doubles and 7 homers, just wow!

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WestSideJoe July 10, 2023 - 5:06 am

Gilbert’s been really solid this year…hope he can keep it up for the M’s!

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DoublePlayDanny July 10, 2023 - 6:45 am

can’t wait for the 7th face-off between these teams. this series has been wild!

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