Gilbert scheduled to start for Seattle against Houston

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Seattle Mariners (66-57, third in AL West) vs. Houston Astros (72-50, first in AL West)

Houston; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING LIKELIHOODS: Mariners: Logan Gilbert (5-4, 4.42 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 87 strikeouts) Astros: Jake Odorizzi (5-6, 4.74 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 62 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -159, Mariners +137; over / under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners travel against the Houston Astros on Saturday.

The Astros are 38-23 in home games in 2020. Houston hits a collective batting average of 0.267 this season, led by Michael Brantley with an average of 0.322.

The Mariners are 29-32 on their way. Seattle has hit 154 home runs as a team this season. Kyle Seager leads the team at 28, averaging one in every 16.2 for bats.

The Astros won the last meeting 12-3. Lance McCullers Jr. took his 10th win and Yordan Alvarez went 2 for 5 with a doubles, a home run and four RBIs for Houston. Yusei Kikuchi suffered his seventh loss for Seattle.

TOP PERFORMER: Alvarez leads the Astros with 48 additional base hits and is .529.

Seager leads the Mariners with 28 homers and is .453 sluging.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Astros: 6-4, .284 batting average, 2.69 ERA, outperformed opponents by 24 runs

Seafarers: 7-3, 0.227 batting average, 3.72 ERA

INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Jose Urquidy: (arm), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Enoli Paredes: (shoulder), Rafael Montero: (shoulder), Tyler Ivey: (not known), Kent Emanuel: (Elbow), Kyle Tucker: (Covid-19), Alex Bregman: (thigh).

Mariners: Justus Sheffield: (not known), James Paxton: (left forearm), Ljay Newsome: (elbow), Andres Munoz: (elbow), Nick Margevicius: (shoulder), Ken Giles: (elbow), Justin Dunn: ( Shoulder.)), Shed Long Jr .: (shins), Kyle Lewis: (knees), Sam Haggerty: (shoulder), Evan White: (hips).

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The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive and Sports Radar technology.