Slumping Rangers look to break 4-game skid against Mariners
Texas Rangers (13-25, fifth in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (17-22, third in the AL West)
Seattle; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Texas: Jordan Lyles (1-3, 8.59 ERA) Seattle: Justin Dunn (2-1, 4.33 ERA)
LINE: Mariners 1; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Texas enters the matchup as losers of their last four games.
The Mariners are 13-16 against AL West teams. Seattle is slugging .382 as a unit. Dylan Moore leads the club with a .529 slugging percentage, including 11 extra-base hits and five home runs.
The Rangers are 7-13 against teams from the AL West. Texas has a team on-base percentage of .286, last in the American League. Nick Solak leads the club with a mark of .344.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Seager leads the Mariners with 15 extra base hits and is slugging .466.
Solak leads the Rangers with 11 extra base hits and is slugging .390.
INJURIES: Mariners: Erik Swanson: (forearm), Andres Munoz: (elbow), Matt Magill: (shoulder), Taylor Guilbeau: (shoulder), Carl Edwards Jr.: (right forearm), Nestor Cortes Jr.: (left elbow), Brandon Brennan: (oblique), Gerson Bautista: (elbow), Mitch Haniger: (back), Tom Murphy: (left foot).
Rangers: Edinson Volquez: (oblique), Joe Palumbo: (ulcer), Jose Leclerc: (right shoulder), Corey Kluber: (right shoulder), Jesse Chavez: (toe), Brock Burke: (shoulder), Danny Santana: (elbow), Willie Calhoun: (left hamstring), Rougned Odor: (eye).
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