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Probable Pitchers

Seattle Mariners @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Matt Festa, RHP
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The Mariners will roll out an "opener" as part of a bullpen day. Festa, who has been with Double-A Arkansas all year, where he’s worked to a 2.76 ERA, will make his first big league start. As a September callup, the righty has 2 2/3 scoreless IP.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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Keuchel has not missed his turn in the rotation all season and will be making his 32nd start. In his last outing, a no-decision vs. Arizona, Keuchel tossed his 20th quality start, tied for third-most in the league.

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Seattle Mariners @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Erasmo Ramirez, RHP
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Ramirez last faced the Rangers on April 22 in his season debut, allowing five hits and five runs in 4 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss in Arlington. He went on the DL after one more start, but has gone 2-1 with a 4.32 ERA in seven starts since returning.

Ariel Jurado, RHP
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Sadzeck is being used as an "opener" and is scheduled to pitch 1-2 innings before Ariel Jurado takes over. This will be Sadzeck's second start in nine appearances since behind called up for September. Opponents are hitting .174 off him in that span.

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Seattle Mariners @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Marco Gonzales, LHP
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The Mariners are being cautious with the 26-year-old as he’s already exceeded his career high in innings, pitching him five frames in each start since coming off the DL. After a strong first half, he’s 0-4 with an 8.10 ERA in six starts since Aug. 3.

Mike Minor, LHP
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Minor is 6-1 with a 2.63 ERA in his last eight starts and 8-3 with a 3.10 ERA in his last 16 starts. He is 0-1 with a 7.24 ERA in three starts against the Mariners, but is facing them for the first time since May 31.

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Seattle Mariners @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Wade LeBlanc, LHP
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Despite a career-high 152 innings pitched, the 34-year-old is finishing strong, going 1-1 with a 1.23 ERA over his past five starts. LeBlanc is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two starts against the Rangers this year.

Adrian Sampson, RHP
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Sampson has allowed three runs in 10 2/3 innings over his first two starts. He lost both games because the Rangers did not score while he was in the game.

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