Arizona Diamondbacks (45-95, fifth in the NL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (76-64, third in the AL West)
Seattle; Friday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Madison Bumgarner (7-9, 4.52 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 106 strikeouts) Mariners: Marco Gonzales (7-5, 4.17 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 85 strikeouts)
SEATTLE (AP) — Salvador Perez hit his fourth career grand slam and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 6-4 on Thursday night.
Perez’s 35th home run fueled a five-run sixth inning during which the team batted around and helped the Royals snap the Mariners’ three-game winning streak.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi went six effective innings, Abraham Toro and Jarred Kelenic homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Yuli Gurriel singled, doubled and homered to drive in three runs and lead the Houston Astros over the Seattle Mariners 11-4 on Wednesday.
It was the 13th time this season Gurriel has had at least three hits.
SEATTLE (AP) — Abraham Toro homered for Seattle against the team that traded him across the diamond during batting practice, but the Houston Astros held off a ninth-inning rally to beat the Mariners 8-6 on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates indeed traded left-hander Tyler Anderson on Tuesday to a playoff contender — the Seattle Mariners, not the Philadelphia Phillies.
Earlier in the day, reports circulated the Pirates were close to sending the 31-year-old Anderson to the Phils.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Houston Astros have landed one of the top relievers in baseball, acquiring right-hander Kendall Graveman from the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday in an odd intra-division trade while the teams were preparing to play each other.
HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke threw six solid innings, Abraham Toro homered and the Houston Astros sent Texas to its 12th straight loss, beating the Rangers 3-1 Sunday.
The Rangers’ skid is tied for second-longest in team history and the first time they’ve dropped a dozen in a row since 1982.
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodón allowed one hit through seven dominant innings, Yoán Moncada and Tim Anderson hit solo homers and the Chicago White Sox topped the Houston Astros 4-0 on Sunday.
Danny Mendick and Adam Engel added RBI singles, and the White Sox stymied Astros hitters for the second straight game after losing their first five this season to Houston — and being outscored 34-9 in those contests.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Grinding through a rugged stretch of their schedule, the Astros came to town reeling and badly needing some rest.
They're rolling again.
Jake Odorizzi controlled Cleveland's hitters for six innings, Carlos Correa homered and Houston didn't miss a beat despite being down a couple stars in a 3-2 win on Saturday night over the banged-up Indians, who have lost a season-high five straight.
BALTIMORE (AP) — José Altuve silenced the booing fans at Camden Yards with a two-run homer, José Urquidy pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the Houston Astros stretched their winning streak to 10 games by breezing past the Baltimore Orioles 13-0 Wednesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve homered for the fourth time in three games, Michael Brantley and Abraham Toro also connected, and the Houston Astros beat the Chicago White Sox 10-2 on Thursday night.
“He continues to amaze us hitting the ball out of the ballpark," manager Dusty Baker said of Altuve, who leads the team with 16 homers.