Chris Devenski (0-1, 1.45 ERA) and Wade Miley (2-2, 5.06 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a four-game series between the Houston Astros (10-18) and the Seattle Mariners (16-11) at Minute Maid Park. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, May. 5 and can be seen on RTSW and RTNW.
Devenski pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs, striking out four and walking three in a 2-0 defeat to the Athletics. Jose Altuve (.306, 25 Rs, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs, 10 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 3 for 5 with three runs, one home run, and three RBIs. Miley went 9.0 innings, surrendering zero runs and striking out four in a 6-0 win over the Royals in his most recent start. Robinson Cano (.273, 17 Rs, 9 HRs, 26 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Mariners, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
The odds for Houston and Seattle are Astros -115, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
The Mariners lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - SEA
The Astros currently sit below .500 against the AL West Division at 2-7, and the Mariners have a 10-8 record.
In their last game, the Mariners won by a margin of one run. The Astros are 3-4 in one-run games. The Mariners have a 6-5 record in close games.
When leading after seven innings, Seattle is 8-3, while Houston is 2-8.
The Mariners are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Astros have a 0-2 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Astros are 6-3. The Mariners have a 12-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 15th in runs, Houston has earned 116 this season. Seattle ranks eighth with 122 runs.
Ranking ninth, Seattle is in the top 10 of the league in walks, notching 92 this season. Houston ranks in the top five at fourth with 109.
The Astros are 9-13 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Mariners are 14-7 when they hit at least one homer.