Braves visit the Mariners to begin 3-game series

CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 03: Starting pitcher Robbie Ray #38 of the Seattle Mariners pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field on September 03, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Seattle Mariners host the Atlanta Braves on Friday to open a three-game series. This will be the first time the two clubs go head-to-head this season.

Seattle has a 36-30 record at home and a 77-60 record overall. The Mariners are 49-7 in games when they have more hits than their opponents. Atlanta has an 86-51 record overall and a 39-26 record on the road. Braves hitters have a collective .446 slugging percentage to rank second in the NL.

PITCHING PROBABLES

Braves: Charlie Morton (7-5, 4.01 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 175 strikeouts).

Mariners: Robbie Ray (12-8, 3.45 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 183 strikeouts).

TOP PERFORMERS

Mariners: Ty France has 22 doubles, 18 home runs and 71 RBI while hitting .278. Julio Rodriguez is 12-for-42 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

Braves: Austin Riley leads the Braves with a .285 batting average, and has 36 doubles, two triples, 35 home runs, 46 walks and 89 RBI. Michael Harris II is 18-for-39 with two home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES

Mariners: 8-2, .222 batting average, 1.57 ERA, outscored opponents by 30 runs.

Braves: 7-3, .263 batting average, 2.86 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 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).

Braves: Darren O'Day: 60-Day IL (calf), Chadwick Tromp: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Adam Duvall: 60-Day IL (wrist), Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ozzie Albies: 60-Day IL (foot), Manny Pina: 60-Day IL (wrist).

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The game starts Friday at 6:40 p.m. PT.