SEATTLE (AP) — George Kirby allowed one run over six innings, Eugenio Suarez had three hits and an RBI and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Wednesday evening.
Attempting to safe a playoff spot for the primary time since 2001, Seattle rebounded after dropping the collection opener Tuesday evening.
The Mariners received a lift within the playoff image when each different group within the American League wild-card race misplaced. Baltimore dropped 4 1/2 video games behind the Mariners for the ultimate wild-card spot. The Mariners are a half-game behind Tampa Bay and two again of Toronto for the highest wild card.
Kirby (8-4) was coming off his worst begin of the season, when he gave up 5 earned runs in 2 1/3 innings in opposition to Oakland. He returned to type in opposition to Texas, permitting only one run on 5 hits with 4 strikeouts and a stroll. Kirby prolonged his franchise document to 14 begins with out permitting a house run, the longest such streak within the majors this 12 months.
Josh Jung had an RBI single within the first inning for Texas’ lone run. Jung has pushed in all six of Texas’ runs within the first two video games of the collection.
The Mariners scored twice within the backside of the inning on an RBI double by Suarez and a sacrifice fly from Mitch Haniger.
Seattle loaded the bases with no outs within the third, however was solely capable of push throughout one run on a floor out by Carlos Santana. It was nonetheless sufficient, as Kirby and the bullpen saved the Rangers scoreless after the opening inning.
Seattle relievers Eric Swanson, Andres Munoz and Paul Sewald every pitched an ideal inning to shut out the sport, with Sewald selecting up his twentieth save.
Rangers: SS Corey Seager was out of the lineup after getting hit on the forearm with a pitch late in Texas’ victory on Tuesday evening. The Rangers stated it was only a contusion and Seager was day-to-day. Josh H. Smith received the beginning at shortstop with Seager out.
MARINERS: OF Julio Rodriguez might begin resuming some baseball exercise on Thursday and undoubtedly by Friday, supervisor Scott Servais stated. Rodriguez has been out with a decrease again pressure however the aim is to have him activated off the injured record when he’s eligible subsequent Monday.
Rangers: RHP Jon Grey (7-7, 3.64 ERA) begins the ultimate sport of the collection. Grey is 0-2 with a 6.35 ERA in two begins in opposition to Seattle this season.
Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (10-15, 4.05) has misplaced his final three selections. In his final outing he allowed 4 runs on eight hits in a loss to Kansas Metropolis.
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