Seattle Mariners probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Houston Astros, May 3

The Seattle Mariners head to Houston for a three game series. The Mariners just took two out of three from the Braves. Can the Mariners keep it going against the Astros who have won 4 of 5 games?
Atlanta Braves v Seattle Mariners
Atlanta Braves v Seattle Mariners / Alika Jenner/GettyImages

The Mariners take on the Astros in Game 1 of the series. Last year the Mariners were 6-1 at Minute Maid Park. The Mariners look to take advantage of the 11-20 Astros in their first series against them this season. It's easier said than done, though; the Astros are getting healthier and their core hitters have all produced early on in the season.

Probable starting pitchers

  • George Kirby looks to build on his recent success in his last few starts. Kirby arguably had the best start of his career against the Arizona Diamondbacks last Saturday. Kirby went seven innings and gave up 0 runs, striking out 12. Kirby has finally turned the corner from his horrendous start to the season and is looking like the Cy Young pitcher many people predicted he would be this year.
  • Ronel Blanco has been a huge surprise for the Astros this season. He carries a 1.65 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 30 Ks and 14 BB on the season. He threw a no hitter earlier in the season vs the Toronto Blue Jays. If the Mariners are going to get to Blanco, they are going to need to be patient and take their walks. Blanco has a 10.9% walk rate on the season, which is above the MLB average of 8.4%.

Seattle Mariners starting lineup, May 03

1. Josh Rojas 3B
2. Julio Rodriguez CF
3. Jorge Polanco 2B
4. Mitch Haniger RF
5. Cal Raleigh C
6. Ty France 1B
7. Mitch Garver DH
8. Luke Raley LF
9. Dylan Moore SS

Houston Astros starting lineup, May 03

1. Jose Altuve 2B
2. Kyle Tucker RF
3. Yordan Alvarez DH
4. Alex Bregman 3B
5. Jeremy Pena SS
6. Yanier Diaz C
7. Jon Singleton 1B
8. Joey Loperfido LF
9. Mauricio Dubon CF

Where can I stream tonight's game?

Tonight's game has a first pitch time of 5:10 PM PST and can be watched online at: (subscription required)
fuboTV (has free trial)

Where can I watch tonight's game?

Local Mariners fans can watch the game on Root Sports NW. Astros fans can watch the game on Space City Home Network.

Where can I listen to tonight's game?

Mariners fan can listen to the game on KIRO 710. Astros fans can listen to the game on KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, TUDN 93.3 / KLAT 1010.

Stats of the day

Julio Rodriguez is the only Mariner to have a hit off of Blanco in their career.