BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners host the Houston Astros in the season opener.
Seattle went 90-72 overall and 46-35 in home games last season. The Mariners pitching staff put up a 4.30 ERA collectively last season while averaging 8.3 strikeouts and 3.0 walks per nine innings.
Houston went 95-67 overall and 44-37 in road games last season. The Astros averaged 9.2 hits per game last season while batting a collective .267 and slugging .444.
INJURIES: Mariners: Julio Rodriguez: day-to-day (wrist), J.P. Crawford: day-to-day (finger), Ken Giles: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Taylor Trammell: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Evan White: 60-Day IL (hernia), Mitch Haniger: 60-Day IL (ankle), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Astros: Jason Castro: 10-Day IL (knee), Blake Taylor: 60-Day IL (elbow), Michael Brantley: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.