The Texas Rangers are racking up runs in their wins over Seattle this season and look to pile up more when they host the Mariners on Tuesday. Texas held on for a 10-9 victory on Monday in the opener of the three-game series and has scored 39 runs in its three triumphs over Seattle this year.
The Rangers matched a season high with five homers and also recorded five doubles on Monday to win for the fifth time in six games. Asdrubal Cabrera belted two solo shots, Joey Gallo added one, Rougned Odor launched a three-run blast and Hunter Pence slugged a two-run homer. Seattle scored seven runs over its final two at-bats to reduce the deficit but ultimately lost for the 16th time in 21 games. Tim Beckham Jr. hit the first grand slam of his career while going 3-for-4 with a career-best five RBIs.
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, ROOT Northwest (Seattle), FS Southwest (Texas)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners LH Tommy Milone (2018: 1-1, 5.81 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Lance Lynn (5-3, 4.94)
Milone will be recalled to make his club debut after going 4-2 with a 3.83 ERA in nine appearances (eight starts) for Triple-A Tacoma. The 32-year-old signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners in the offseason and is 42-37 with a 4.42 ERA in 151 appearances (130 starts) over parts of eight seasons. Milone is 3-4 with a 4.53 ERA in 10 career starts against the Rangers and has enjoyed success against Shin Soo-Choo and Cabrera, who are both 2-of-14.
Lynn has won five of his last seven starts and has allowed two or fewer runs on four occasions during the stretch. The 32-year-old defeated Kansas City in his last turn when he allowed one run and six hits over seven innings. Lynn matched his season best of nine strikeouts when he allowed one run and five hits over seven innings while beating Seattle on April 28 to improve to 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two career matchups.