Houston ace Justin Verlander, who leads the major leagues in wins
takes a 13-3 record and 1.86 ERA into his start against visiting Seattle
The 39-year-old right-hander, in his first season back from Tommy John surgery
is 5-0 with a 0.79 ERA in his last five outings
striking out 36 and walking six in 34 innings.
Robbie Ray (8-7, 3.90), last year's AL Cy Young Award winner
pitches for the Mariners after getting hit hard Sunday as the Astros completed a three-game sweep in Seattle.
Pete Alonso and the first-place Mets are in Miami to face Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara
for the fourth time since June 19