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Texas Rangers @ Seattle Mariners Series Preview

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Three in Seattle

MLB: Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

The Rangers move up the west coast for their second series of the divisional roadtrip to take on the Mariners this weekend.

Kyle Gibson will get the Friday start for the Rangers while Seattle has Logan Gilbert. This will be Gilbert’s first career start against Texas. Gilbert is 2-2 in eight starts with a 4.25 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 36 innings this season. In Gibson’s career against Seattle, he has a 3.95 ERA in 12 starts and 1.52 WHIP in in 68.1 innings.

Jordan Lyles and Marco Gonzales will start Saturday. In nine starts this season, Gonzales is 1-4 with a 5.10 ERA in 47.2 innings pitched. He has a 3.84 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 12 career starts against the Rangers. Lyles faced Seattle back in may and gave up three runs on six hits and a walk in six innings of work.

In Sunday’s series finale the starts will be Mike Foltynewicz and Chris Flexen. Folty got the no decision in May when he went 6.2 innings and gave up four runs on six hits and a walk. The Rangers have already faced Flexen twice this season, He has a 2.70 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 19 innings of work in those two starts. Overall, Flexen is 6-3 in 14 starts with a 3.97 ERA and 1.30 WHIP this season.