LEADING OFF: Seattle hosts Padres in San Diego, Fried back

Seattle Mariners right fielder Phillip Ervin (20) makes a running catch of San Francisco Giants' Donovan Solano's fly ball during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in San Francisco. The Giants defeated the Mariners 6-4. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
Seattle Mariners right fielder Phillip Ervin (20) makes a running catch of San Francisco Giants' Donovan Solano's fly ball during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in San Francisco. The Giants defeated the Mariners 6-4. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

The Mariners open a three-game series as the home team in San Diego after the set was relocated due to air quality concerns in the Seattle area. The Mariners already had two games against the Giants moved from Seattle to San Francisco this week because of unhealthy air quality from numerous West Coast wildfires.

The Padres could be in position to clinch their first playoff berth since 2006 while playing as visitors in their home ballpark.

CY TRY

Braves right-hander Max Fried is set to return from the injured list and resume his bid for an unlikely NL Cy Young Award. Fried has been out since Sept. 6 with a left-side muscle spasm in his lumbar spine. Prior to the injury, the 26-year-old looked like a prime candidate with a 6-0 record and 1.98 ERA. Fried is the only qualified starter in the majors who hasn’t allowed a home run this season, and he could be the first starter to finish a season with zero homers allowed since Slim Harriss in 1926.

GOING UPTOWN