Ariel Miranda (4-1, 4.10 ERA) and the Seattle Mariners (78-70) meet Doug Fister (12-11, 4.17 ERA) and the Houston Astros (78-70) in the last of a three-game division series at Safeco Field. The Astros won the last game 2-1, and Houston leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 18 and will air on RTSW and RTNW.
In his most recent outing, Miranda pitched 6.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out three and walking one in an 8-1 victory over the Angels. Kyle Seager (.287, 84 Rs, 29 HRs, 93 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Astros were unsuccessful the last time Fister pitched. He tossed 5.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out three and walking three in a 4-3 loss to the Rangers.
The Mariners hold a 33-35 record this season against teams in the AL West Division. The Astros' record in these matchups is 35-27.
Seattle has won 50% (33-33) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Houston has won 56% (38-30) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Astros are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Mariners have a 15-22 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Astros are 13-59. The Mariners have a 16-50 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 12th in home runs, Houston has hit 188 this season. Seattle ranks fourth with 204 home runs.
Ranking 16th, Seattle is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 458 this season. Houston ranks in the top five with 520.
The Mariners are 66-43 when they hit at least one home run. The Astros perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 67-43 record.