Mariners and White Sox Play, Winner Claims 3-game Series
Chicago White Sox (68-68, third in the AL Central) vs. Seattle Mariners (77-59, second in the AL West)
Seattle; Wednesday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Michael Kopech (0-0); Mariners: Luis Castillo (6-5, 2.71 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 133 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox play on Wednesday with the winner claiming the three-game series.
Seattle has a 36-29 record in home games and a 77-59 record overall. Mariners pitchers have a collective 3.46 ERA, which ranks fourth in the AL.
Chicago is 68-68 overall and 34-32 in road games. The White Sox have a 40-15 record in games when they did not allow a home run.
The matchup Wednesday is the sixth time these teams meet this season. The White Sox hold a 3-2 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Eugenio Suarez leads the Mariners with 25 home runs while slugging .441. Julio Rodriguez is 12-for-43 with a double, three home runs and three RBI over the past 10 games.
Andrew Vaughn has 25 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 63 RBI while hitting .284 for the White Sox. Elvis Andrus is 15-for-41 with three doubles and three home runs over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 8-2, .210 batting average, 1.66 ERA, outscored opponents by 32 runs
White Sox: 5-5, .263 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
INJURIES: Mariners: Dylan Moore: 10-Day IL (oblique), Ryan Borucki: 15-Day IL (forearm), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
White Sox: Luis Robert: day-to-day (wrist), Michael Kopech: 15-Day IL (knee), Kyle Crick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tim Anderson: 10-Day IL (finger), Danny Mendick: 60-Day IL (knee), Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)