BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners lead 1-0 in a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals.
Seattle is 8-5 overall and 5-2 at home. The Mariners are 7-1 in games when they out-hit their opponents.
Kansas City has a 5-7 record overall and a 5-5 record at home. The Royals are 5-3 in games when they did not allow a home run.
Saturday’s game is the second time these teams match up this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: J.P. Crawford ranks fifth on the Mariners with a .341 batting average, and has three doubles, a triple, a home run, eight walks and five RBI. Ty France is 12-for-38 with three home runs and 10 RBI over the past 10 games.
Salvador Perez leads the Royals with five home runs while slugging .578. Andrew Benintendi is 12-for-35 with a triple, a home run and three RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 6-4, .242 batting average, 2.45 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs
INJURIES: Mariners: Paul Sewald: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Luis Torrens: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Mitch Haniger: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sergio Romo: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Lewis: 10-Day IL (knee), Evan White: 10-Day IL (sports hernia), Ken Giles: 10-Day IL (finger)
Royals: Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.