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Probable Pitchers

Seattle Mariners @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
James Paxton, LHP
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    James Paxton, last 3 starts
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    James Paxton, regular season
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    James Paxton, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Career stats

Paxton allowed just one run on five hits with nine strikeouts in a strong seven-inning win at Minnesota on Friday. He faces an Astros team that beat him 2-1 his previous start. He’s 0-2 with a 4.74 ERA in three career starts vs. Houston.

Doug Fister, RHP
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    Doug Fister, last 3 starts
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    Doug Fister, regular season
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    Doug Fister, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Career stats

Fister righted the ship by allowing two runs and five hits in five innings on Friday against the Angels, but he’s had rough second half. In last nine starts, he’s 2-5 with a 7.36 ERA. Astros have lost each of last six starts.

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Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Kendall Graveman, RHP
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    Kendall Graveman, last 3 starts
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    Kendall Graveman, regular season
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    Kendall Graveman, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Career stats

Graveman took a perfect game into the seventh inning against the Rangers last week, only to be saddled with a loss after allowing three runs on four hits in the seventh inning. The right-hander is the lone A’s pitcher to make all of his starts this s

Ariel Miranda, LHP
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    Ariel Miranda, last 3 starts
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    Ariel Miranda, regular season
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    Ariel Miranda, last 5 years vs. OAK
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The 27-year-old is 4-2 with a 3.62 ERA in nine starts since being acquired from the O's, but is coming off his first loss in five September outings when he allowed 3 hits -- including 2 HRs -- and three runs in four innings in a loss to the Twins.

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Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Raul Alcantara, RHP
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    Raul Alcantara, last 3 starts
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    Raul Alcantara, regular season
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    Raul Alcantara, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Career stats

Alcantara allowed four runs on seven hits across six innings against the Rangers in his fourth big league outing Saturday. He had totaled 5 2/3 innings with two earned runs allowed in each of his previous two starts.

Taijuan Walker, RHP
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    Taijuan Walker, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Walker has been better of late, going 3-1 with a 3.28 ERA over his last four starts. He’ll close out his regular season against a team that has given him trouble (0-2, 5.16 ERA in six games, including four starts).

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Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Jharel Cotton, RHP
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    Jharel Cotton, last 3 starts
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    Jharel Cotton, regular season
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    Jharel Cotton, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Career stats

Cotton has been excellent in each of his first four big league starts, allowing only one earned run in each of them. On Sunday, he held the Rangers to one run on three hits across seven innings for his second win.

Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP
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    Hisashi Iwakuma, last 3 starts
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    Hisashi Iwakuma, regular season
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    Hisashi Iwakuma, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

The 35-year-old has already won the most games of his career by going 16-12 with a 3.96 ERA. A quarter of those victories have come against the A’s (4-0, 3.12 ERA in four starts) and he’s 9-5 with a 3.82 ERA in his career against Oakland.

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Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Sean Manaea, LHP
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    Sean Manaea, last 5 years vs. SEA
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The rookie Manaea has only gotten better as the season’s worn on, most recently tossing seven innings of one-run ball against the Angels on Monday. He had not allowed a run in his previous 14 1/3 innings.

Felix Hernandez, RHP
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    Felix Hernandez, last 3 starts
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    Felix Hernandez, regular season
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    Felix Hernandez, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Hernandez will close out the regular season against a team he’s handled well in the past. He’s 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA in three starts against Oakland this year and 23-8 with a 2.61 ERA in 43 career outings.

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