In the second of a four-game series between the Seattle Mariners (70-67) and the Texas Rangers (82-56) at Safeco Field, James Paxton (4-5, 3.83 ERA) and Martin Perez (9-10, 4.30 ERA) take the mound. The Mariners won the last game 14-6, and Seattle leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 6 and will air on FSSW and RTNW.
In his last start, Paxton pitched 5.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out four and walking one in an 8-7 loss to the Rangers. Nelson Cruz (.282, 80 Rs, 35 HRs, 83 RBIs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI. The Rangers were victorious the last time Perez pitched. He pitched well, going 6.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out four and walking three in a 14-1 victory over the Mariners. Rougned Odor (.283, 83 Rs, 30 HRs, 81 RBIs, 12 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Rangers, going 3 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The Rangers sit at 37-21 against their divisional rivals, while the Mariners are 25-32.
The Mariners are coming into this matchup after a high-scoring game where they scored a whopping 14 runs. The Rangers have a 0-4 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
When they are outhit, the Mariners are 15-48. The Rangers have a 20-42 record when opponents outhit them.
Seattle and Texas both rank in the top five of the league in home runs. Seattle sits at fourth with 186 home runs this season and Texas ranks fifth with 185.
Ranking 27th, Texas is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 371 this season. Seattle ranks in the top half with 427.
The Mariners are 58-42 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Rangers are 68-38 when they hit at least one homer.