BOTTOM LINE: Texas enters the game as losers of their last four games.
The Mariners are 10-8 against the rest of their division. Seattle ranks last in the American League in hitting with a .202 batting average. Mitch Haniger leads the club with an average of .262.
The Rangers have gone 8-12 against division opponents. Texas hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .305 this season, led by Joey Gallo with a mark of .364.
The Mariners won the last meeting 3-2. Justus Sheffield earned his fourth victory and Kyle Lewis went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Seattle. Jordan Lyles registered his fourth loss for Texas.
TOP PERFORMERS: Haniger leads the Mariners with 27 extra base hits and is slugging .538.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with 61 hits and has 22 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 4-6, .201 batting average, 5.55 ERA, outscored by 27 runs