The Astros may not be in the postseason race themselves, but they could very well affect it with the Mariners in town.
Jose Altuve bounced back strong from his Thursday 0-for-6 performance by going 3-for-3 on Friday. In doing so, he tied the MLB hits record by a Venezuelan player.
Darin Downs was forced to leave the Astros game on Friday because of an oblique injury. There's a possibility it could knock him out for the season.
The Mariners blew open the game with a seven-run fourth inning to beat the Astros on Friday night 10-5. The fateful frame featured two Mariners’ three-run home runs.