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Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the seventh inning as the Seattle Mariners defeated the host Texas Rangers 8-5 on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas.
Seager went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs. Domingo Santana also homered for the Mariners, who won their sixth game in a row, tying their longest winning streak of the season.
Danny Santana homered for the Rangers, who suffered their third straight loss to drop below .500 (53-54).
Right-hander Sam Tuivailala (1-0) got the victory with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Left-hander Roenis Elias worked the ninth for his 14th save. Rangers lefty Brett Martin (1-2) took the loss after giving up two runs on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts in two innings of relief.
Mariners starter Mike Leake was staked to a 5-1 lead through 4 1/2 innings but couldn’t hold it, allowing five runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out two.
Rangers starter Ariel Jurado went four innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits, with two walks and three strikeouts. He gave up both home runs.
With the score tied at 5-5, Daniel Vogelbach led off the seventh with a walk. Right-hander Taylor Guerrieri replaced Martin and Tim Beckham reached on a throwing error by third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera, putting runners at first and second. Seager then hit his two-run triple to center field. Tom Murphy’s single to left off Cabrera’s glove scored Seager to make it 8-5.
The Rangers had tied the score with a four-run sixth, highlighted by Danny Santana’s leadoff homer, his 16th of the season, and a two-run double by Rougned Odor. Delino DeShields’ run-scoring single made it 5-5 and knocked Leake from the game.
Domingo Santana hit a solo homer in the first, his 21st, and Seager added a solo shot in the second, his ninth, that bounced off the heel of center fielder DeShields’ glove and over the fence as DeShields made a leaping attempt at a catch.
Scott Servais earned his 300th victory as the Mariners’ manager, second in franchise history to Lou Piniella (840).
—Field Level Media