Flexen is meant to play towards Houston for Seattle

Houston Astros (61-40, first in AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (55-46, third in AL West)

Seattle; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING LIKELIHOODS: Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (7-2, 3.04 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 107 strikeouts) Mariners: Chris Flexen (9-4, 3.35 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 66 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mariners +132, Astros -151; over / under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Seattle and Houston play on Tuesday.

The Mariners are 33-21 in their homeland. Seattle has a collective batting average of .218 this season, led by Ty France with an average of .276.

The Astros are 27-20. Houston slug .435 as a unit. Kyle Tucker leads the team with a slugging percentage of 0.520.

The Mariners won the last meeting 11-8. Kendall Graveman took his fourth win and Dylan Moore went 1 to 2 with a home run and four RBIs for Seattle. Ryne Stanek recorded his second loss for Houston.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mitch Haniger leads the Mariners with 25 home runs and beats .260.

Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 23 homers and is .492 sluging.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Mariners: 7-3, .239 batting average, 4.81 ERA, outperformed opponents by one run

Astros: 6-4, .222 batting average, 4.24 ERA, outperformed opponents by five runs

INJURIES: Sailors: Justus Sheffield: (unknown), Casey Sadler: (shoulder), James Paxton: (left forearm), Ljay Newsome: (elbow), Andres Munoz: (elbow), Nick Margevicius: (shoulder), Ken Giles : (Elbow), Justin Dunn: (shoulder), Kyle Lewis: (knee), Sam Haggerty: (shoulder), Jake Fraley: (illness), Evan White: (hip).

Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Jose Urquidy: (arm), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Enoli Paredes: (shoulder), Josh James: (hip), Kent Emanuel: (elbow), Pedro Baez: (right shoulder ), Alex Bregman: (thigh).

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The Associated Press created this story with the technology of Data Skrive and data from Sports Radar.

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