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Seattle Mariners (7-12) at Texas Rangers (7-9)
Wednesday, August 12nd, 9:05 PM EDT
The Rangers and the Mariners are both playing under the .500 threshold and have a 1.5-game separation in the standings, although the Rangers sit in second place of the AL West standings while the Mariners are dead last. In fact, Seattle has the second-worst winning percentage of the entire American League, besting only the Boston Red Sox (.353) through their first 19 games. They will have a reliable arm on the mound for this matchup, however, as Taijuan Walker will get the nod – he tossed seven scoreless innings against the Oakland Athletics earlier this season, so he is more than capable of getting solid results. The Rangers will counter with Jordan Lyles, who has struggled during most of his career against Seattle. In six career outings, the veteran has gone 1-2 with a 4.78 ERA.
Austin Adams - 60-Day IL - Knee
8/7 6:06 PM EST - Adams (knee) is unlikely to rejoin the Mariners during their upcoming road trip, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. The Mariners were hoping Adams would be able to throw a live bullpen session this weekend and return as early as Monday, but that's unlikely to happen since his knee isn't yet at 100 percent. The right-hander underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in October and has been recovering