In the third of a four-game series between the Seattle Mariners (70-68) and the Texas Rangers (83-56) at Safeco Field, Ariel Miranda (2-1, 5.76 ERA) and A.J. Griffin (7-3, 4.41 ERA) get the ball. The Rangers won the last game 10-7, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sep. 7 and will air on FSSW, RTNW and ESPN.
In his most recent outing, Miranda pitched 6.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out five and walking three in an 11-8 victory over the Angels. Nelson Cruz (.283, 82 Rs, 35 HRs, 84 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 5 with two runs and one RBI. The Rangers were also victorious the last time Griffin pitched. He went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs, striking out five and walking three in a 10-8 victory over the Astros. Rougned Odor (.284, 84 Rs, 30 HRs, 81 RBIs, 12 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Rangers, going 2 for 6 yesterday with one run.
The Rangers sit at 38-21 against their divisional rivals, while the Mariners are 25-33.
Seattle has won 47% (29-33) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Texas has won 60% (41-27) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Rangers are coming into this meeting after a high-scoring game where they scored an impressive 10 runs. The Mariners have a 1-8 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Mariners are 51-12. The Rangers have a 57-9 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 10th, Seattle is in the top 10 of the league in runs, scoring 648 this season. Texas ranks in the top five at fourth with 679.
Ranking 11th, Seattle is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.758). Texas ranks in the top 10 at ninth with an OPS of .766.
When the Rangers allow at least one home run, they are 50-46. When the Mariners allow one or more homers, they have a 47-56 record.