Andrus has HR, 3 doubles to pace Rangers past Mariners 10-7

  • Andrus has HR, 3 doubles to pace Rangers past Mariners 10-7

Andrus has HR, 3 doubles to pace Rangers past Mariners 10-7

On Monday afternoon at Safeco Field, the Texas Rangers ace lasted just 1.2 innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits - including two home runs - while walking three and striking out four, earning his fifth loss of 2016. Seattle pounded out 14 hits and two home runs to get the win. While Hamels had some blister issues in recent starts, manager Jeff Banister said health was not an issue in his recent struggles. They're also 7-2 in his last nine outings versus teams from the American League West, but are just 1-8 in his last nine road starts versus a team with a winning record.

"I understand what we're trying to accomplish here and when you're not able to do it, especially twice in a row with the type of situations that I've come out of the game with, there's probably more disappointment in the fact of not being able to give this team a chance to win", Hamels said.

Rangers lefty Martin Perez (10-10) gave up four runs (two earned) in six innings before reliever Jake Diekman tried to let the Mariners back into the game. Drew Storen relieved and gave up doubles to Andrus and pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland. Mariners DH Nelson Cruz missed the final two games in Texas last week but homered in each of his last three contests.2. Have to like the Rangers in this spot with their offense playing the way it is. They have scored at least six runs in eight straight.

Texas extended its lead to 8-4 when Andrus started the seventh with an upper-deck homer to left field against Arquimedes Caminero, who then walked the bases loaded before David Rollins stranded all three runners.

Texas countered that run, too, when Lucroy drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning against Pat Venditte. "We did a pretty good job getting on their bullpen", Seattle manager Scott Servais said. "It's rolling right now".

"We threw everything we had at them", Servais said.

Aside from a one-out single, Sam Dyson pitched well.

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, left, watches his throw to first base after forcing out Texas Rangers' Carlos Beltran at second base in the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in Seattle.

"I hope he's OK (Wednesday)", Servais said. "He had a little swelling in his ankle". "Speed is not a big part of his game, but mobility at second base, moving around and covering the ground there is really important".

Rangers fifth: Adrian Beltre led off with a double and scored on Jonathan Lucroy's one-out homer. The home run was the ninth for Lucroy since he was traded from the Milwaukee Brewers.

Andrus added an RBI double in the eighth.

MINUS: Kyle Seager's error in the second inning led to two unearned runs. Kyle Seager hit his 26th homer, which matched a career high set previous year.

STAT PACK: James Paxton, in the first, became the fourth pitcher in club history to strike out four batters in an inning.

Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre singles in a run against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in Seattle. Two years ago, he made just eight in 157 games when he won a Gold Glove for defensive excellence...the Mariners used five relievers, and four allowed a run.

Carlos Gomez delivered a two-out RBI double in the third, giving Texas a 4-2 lead.

NOTES: The Rangers recalled OFs Joey Gallo and Jared Hoying from Triple-A Round Rock and activated RHP Tanner Scheppers (left knee surgery) from the 60-day disabled list.

The 35-year-old Kawasaki, who joined the team on a minor-league contract in January after three seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, has only played in three games for the Cubs in two brief stints in the majors this year.

Prior to being optioned, Aoki hit.316 with 11 runs, five RBIs and a.362 on-base percentage in 31 games with Seattle after being recalled July 20.

Mariners: RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, eligible to come off the 15-day DL (low back spasms), is on track to throw a simulated game on Thursday after an incident-free bullpen on Tuesday.