Back-to-back pitiful performances from the Mariners. They committed 3 errors last night and four errors on Sunday. Seattle did not do themselves any favors, and the offense didn’t show up either. Here’s how it happened.
Hunter Pence started his day with an infield single off Mariners starter, Erik Swanson, to give the Rangers a lead in the first. 1-0 Texas.
In the third, Elvis Andrus hit the first home run of the inning, a two-run shot. 3-0 Rangers.
Pence kept his hot game going with a two-run homer of his own. 5-0 Rangers.
Finally, the Mariners got one back in the fourth thanks to an RBI ground out from Ryon Healy. 5-1 Texas.
In the fifth, Pence picked up his third hit, a double, and scored another Texas run. 6-1 Rangers.
Unfortunately, the M’s struggled with more than just giving up runs. An error from Domingo Santana gifted the opponent two more runs. 8-1 Texas.
The fifth inning continued with an RBI single from Delino DeShields. Rangers led 9-1 through five innings.
In the seventh Texas scored their 10th run, for the second consecutive game against Seattle. Shin-Soo Choo hit an RBI single to put the M’s down even bigger. 10-1 Rangers.
Another Mariners error kept the eighth inning going, and Texas made Seattle pay. Logan Forsythe clubbed an opposite field, three-run home run. 13-1 Texas.
Choo decided an RBI single wasn’t enough, he upped the Texas lead in the ninth with a solo home run. 14-1 Rangers.
Mercifully, the game ended in the bottom of the ninth 14-1 Texas wins.
The Mariners won the first two games of the series, but lost the final two to end with a split of the four-game series with Texas.
Seattle committed four errors on the day.
Winning Pitcher, (3-2) Lance Lynn: 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 9 K, 3 BB
Losing Pitcher, (0-3) Erik Swanson: 4.0 IP, 6 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
Seattle now has a day off on Monday before hosting the Chicago Cubs for two games starting on Tuesday.