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16 Oct 2017, 01:06
Marc Staal (5 posts)

SEATTLE Mitch Haniger’s move-in advance dwelling work in just the 7th inning was modified in the direction of a shift-in advance one, nonetheless that was more than enough towards present the Seattle Mariners a 2-1 get in excess of the Texas Rangers upon Friday upon a night time once veteran Felix Hernandez was back again at the greatest of his sport. Seattle’s Haniger drove within the match-champion inspite of an overturned get in touch with that took absent a a few-operate homer inside of the 7th. With runners upon 1st and 3rd, Haniger strike a towering fly ball towards the still left-business fence. The ball bounced off the supreme of the wall and was originally dominated a a few-function homer. A replay concern resulted inside of that contact becoming overturned, still the function against 3rd foundation scored upon what grew to become an RBI one, which gave Seattle (3-8) a 2-1 direct. That was sufficient for Hernandez, who permitted basically a person operate upon 6 hits higher than 7 1 3 innings toward generate his initially get of the year. Hernandez (1-1) struck out a few devoid of issuing a wander prior to the Seattle bullpen took above inside the 8th. Lefty Marc Rzepczynski bought the last 2 outs of the 8th in advance of Mariners nearer Edwin Diaz arrived upon and attained his minute conserve of the time with a scoreless 9th. The Rangers threatened inside the 9th, just after Diaz struck out the 1st 2 batters he confronted. Shortstop Elvis Andrus singled in the direction of remaining upon a 1-2 rely and moved toward 3rd foundation upon a stolen foundation and wild pitch, however he was stranded there each time Jonathan Lucroy grounded out in direction of 3rd foundation toward close the video game Mike Zunino Shirt. Haniger went 2-for-4 even with consuming what would comprise been his 3rd residence operate of the time taken absent. Teammate Nelson Cruz extra a solo dwelling function, his initially of the period. Leadoff hitter Carlos Gomez experienced a few of hits for Texas (4-6). Cruz’s homer gave Seattle a 1-0 direct within the backside of the fourth. Cruz strike a 3-2 pitch towards Texas newbie Martin Perez around the middle-business fence for a 2-out blast. Hernandez retired the very first 7 Texas hitters towards open up the video game in advance of Joey Gallo delivered the 1st Rangers strike with a a person-out double into the remaining-heart-industry hole within just the 3rd Taylor Motter Shirt. Hernandez threw 5 scoreless innings toward open up the sport. The Rangers’ Perez was almost as favourable in excess of a few shutout innings, owing inside component toward double performs in just the initially and instant innings. He experienced Texas within just a scoreless tie until finally the Cruz homer. Seattle wealthy the bases the moment that still may not capitalize, as catcher Mike Zunino struck out toward stop the chance. NOTES The Rangers made a decision not in direction of House RHP Matt Bush upon the 10-working day disabled record, even despite the fact that he incorporates been out mainly because Monday, While he strained an AC joint within just his pitching arm. Supervisor Jeff Banister explained to reporters right before Friday’s video game that Bush gained a cortisone injection and that the staff is seeking towards attain him again within just phase via the weekend. … Just before Friday’s recreation, the Mariners optioned LHP Dillon Overton in the direction of Triple-A Tacoma and brought on RHP Tony Zych off the 10-working day disabled record. Zych, 26, is coming off Oct go surgical procedure upon his directly biceps tendon. He pitched inside 12 video games with the Mariners ultimate year ahead of ache the year-finishing surgical procedures. … Seattle far too created a shift of more compact worth, buying and selling LHP Paul Fry, a minimal-leaguer, toward Baltimore for the Orioles’ No. 105 Global Signing Slot. … Texas contains nevertheless nevertheless in direction of track record an formal newbie for Saturday’s sport, still Banister stated RHP Andrew Cashner, who is at present upon the DL, is the frontrunner. … The Mariners exposed a Ken Griffey Jr. statue inside entrance of Safeco Industry upon Thursday and passed out 45,000 mini-replicas in direction of commemorate the celebration Friday.

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