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Game No. 95 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners

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Can the Astros build on the AL West lead?

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (63-31) vs. Seattle Mariners (47-48), July 19, 2017, 7:10 p.m. CT

TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW
Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV
Mariners SBNation Blog: Lookout Landing

Pitching Matchup

RHP Charlie Morton (7-3, 4.06 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, .309 BABIP, 3.76 xFIP) vs. LHP James Paxton (8-3, 3.19 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, .297 BABIP, 3.45 xFIP)

Preview

The Astros hope to roll the mometum of Evan Gattis’ homers and Brad Peacock’s strong start into a series win on Wednesday.

Charlie Morton is hoping to forget his last outing, he gave up four earned runs on three hits over five innings on July 14 against the Twins. He faces the Mariners for the the third time in 2017, he face Seattle in back-to-back starts in April. He allowed five earned runs over 11 innings.

Jean Segura has 27 career at-bats against Morton, he is 5-for-27 with two strikeouts and a home run. Nelson Cruz is 3-for-9 with a double.

James Paxton faced the Astros for the third time, the Mariners are 1-1 in his starts. He pitched 13 scoreless innings and allowed six hits total with 13 strikeouts.

George Springer is 3-for-18 with four strikeouts and two home runs against Paxton. Jose Altuve is 3-for-14 with four strikeouts. Jake Marisnick is 4-for-11 with two doubles.