In Friday's opener, the Rangers secured a 10-4 victory. That doesn't even account for the three divisional leaders, showing that the Mariners are only ahead of the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics with 92 games left on the regular-season schedule.
The 10-4 loss was a rough one, with the Mariners allowing five runs in the first inning to put the team in a tough position nearly immediately.
MARLINS 5, BRAVES 0: Dan Straily pitched into the seventh inning, Christian Yelich drove in three runs and Miami won at Atlanta.
Carlos Gomez hit a two-run homer off Bergman in the second inning and finished the series with eight RBIs after returning from the disabled list Friday. "When we came out of spring training that's what we envisioned". Clearly, Mike Napoli, with his two monster home runs, was a bigger story today. LHP Cole Hamels (oblique strain) made his first rehab start with Double-A Frisco allowing one hit and striking out three in three innings. On Saturday, the Rangers combined for three hits, six RBIs and four runs scored.
"To be able to insert Gomez and "Nap" and have them come back and have them do what they did is crucial for us going forward", Banister said. We need that lineup to be lengthened out.
Robinson Chirinos homered and Gomez had an RBI double in the fourth to push the lead to 7-1.More news: Burling, Kiwis beat Oracle third time in America's Cup
Matt Wieters and Michael A. Taylor hit consecutive homers starting the third inning against Steven Matz (1-1).
Darvish will be putting that video to use versus Seattle, against which he's 5-3 with a 4.13 ERA lifetime.
Banister's day ended in the top half of the second inning.
"He got some balls up, and you can't do that with this club", Mariners manager Scott Servais said of Altavilla, who had not pitched since Sunday. Been out four or five days. But if you remove the two bad outings against the Nationals (four innings, 10 runs allowed) and Twins (22/3 innings, nine runs allowed), he's allowed just nine runs in 392/3 innings in his other outings for a 2.04 ERA.
Seattle Mariners' Danny Valencia follows through on a two-run home run swing off a pitch from Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.
Gallardo lasted just five innings, giving up five runs on six hits. Jeremy Jeffress closed the game, allowing no hits, no runs, and striking out one batter. "I've got to find a way to put guys away after two strikes".More news: UFC stars excited about McGregor vs Mayweather fight
Paxton couldn't make the pitch to stop the bleeding. Nomar Mazara went 2-for-4, ending a two-game hit-less streak.
After the game, the media waited politely a few feet from Adrian Beltre's locker while he dressed. He just kind of flicks his bat out there. I'll take the Rangers. "Stay out of the middle of the plate. Then the one to Napoli was up in the zone".
Ben Gamel and Cano each had two hits for Seattle. Texas INF Hanser Alberto will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Monday. Light will report to Tacoma.
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