Seattle opens 3-game series at Minnesota
Seattle Mariners (28-41, fifth in the AL West) vs. Minnesota Twins (43-21, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Mike Leake (5-6, 4.30 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 56 strikeouts) Twins: Martin Perez (7-2, 3.72 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 60 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota and Seattle match up to begin the three-game series.
The Twins are 19-9 in home games. Minnesota has hit 125 home runs this season, second in the majors. Eddie Rosario leads the club with 19, averaging one every 12.9 at-bats.
The Mariners are 15-19 on the road. Seattle has hit a league-leading 126 home runs this season. Edwin Encarnacion leads them with 20, averaging one every 11.6 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rosario leads the Twins with 52 RBIs and is batting .272. C.J. Cron is 10-for-32 with five doubles, a home run and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 48 RBIs and is batting .273. Encarnacion is 10-for-36 with a double, seven home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 6-4, .275 batting average, 5.44 ERA
Mariners: 4-6, .229 batting average, 5.65 ERA, outscored by seven runs
Twins Injuries: Adalberto Mejia: 10-day IL (calf).
Mariners Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Sam Tuivailala: 60-day IL (achilles/shoulder), Hunter Strickland: 60-day IL (lat), Connor Sadzeck: 10-day IL (elbow), Felix Hernandez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Chasen Bradford: 10-day IL (forearm), Mitch Haniger: 10-day IL (testicle), Braden Bishop: 10-day IL (neck), Ryon Healy: 10-day IL (back), Dee Gordon: 10-day IL (wrist), J.P. Crawford: 10-day IL (ankle).