In the third of a four-game series between the Houston Astros (11-19) and the Seattle Mariners (17-12) at Minute Maid Park, Dallas Keuchel (2-4, 5.11 ERA) and Nathan Karns (3-1, 3.81 ERA) get the ball. The Astros won the last game 6-3, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 7 and will air on RTSW and RTNW.
In his last start, Keuchel pitched 4.1 innings, giving up five runs, striking out three and walking five in a 6-2 loss to the Twins. Carlos Correa (.288, 16 Rs, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs, 4 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 3 for 3 with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. The Mariners were victorious the last time Karns pitched. He tossed 6.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out five and walking one in a 4-3 victory over the Athletics. Robinson Cano (.286, 17 Rs, 9 HRs, 30 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds are Astros -140 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 8.5.
The Mariners are 3-2 against the Astros this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA
The Astros currently sit below .500 against the AL West Division at 3-8, and the Mariners have an 11-9 record.
The Astros are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Mariners have a 4-7 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Astros are 3-15. The Mariners have a 3-9 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking sixth in home runs, Seattle has hit 38 this season. Houston ranks fifth with 40 home runs.
Ranking 27th, Houston is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.60 per game. Seattle ranks in the bottom half at 16th with 8.24.
Houston and Seattle both rank in the top half of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Houston sits at 12th with an OPS of .746, and Seattle ranks 13th with an OPS of .733.
When the Mariners allow at least one home run, they are 11-9. When the Astros allow one or more homers, they have a 7-14 record.