It was a bullpen day for the Mariners on the mound in game two against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Mariners also announced their 117th different lineup of the season, with Mallex Smith taking the day off after striking out three times in Friday’s contest.
Reggie McClain got his first major league start for the Mariners, giving up three hits and one earned run in 2.0 innings pitched.
A Keon Broxton sacrifice fly got Seattle on the board, 1-0 in the top half of the second. Billy McKinney knotted the game at 1-1 on an RBI single in the home half of the inning.
Austin Nola’s solo home run gave the Mariners the lead in the top of the fourth, followed by another Broxton sacrifice fly to extend the lead to 3-1.
A couple solo home runs by the Blue Jays in the home half of the fifth (Bichette) and seventh (McGuire), evened the score at 3-3 heading into the eighth.
That’s when red hot Kyle Seager took the plate and blasted his 6th home run over the last 11 games for the Mariners. The go-ahead blast continued Seager’s 11-game hitting streak and gave the Mariners a 4-3 lead.
Matt Magill earned his first save with Seattle, striking out the side in the ninth.
Final score: Mariners 4, Blue Jays 3.
Winning Pitcher, (2-4) Anthony Bass: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
Losing Pitcher, (1-2) Tim Mayza : 0.2 IP, 1 ER, 0 K, 0 BB
Save, (1) Matt Magill: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
Seattle takes on the Blue Jays Sunday for the final game of a three-game series. Pregame coverage starts Sunday at 9:00 a.m. on 1029/750 The Game.
Here are the highlights from the game:
Broxton sacrifice fly top of the 2nd, 1-0 Mariners
McKinney RBI single bottom of the 2nd, 1-1
Nola HR top of the 4th, 2-1 Mariners
Broxton sacrifice fly top of the 4th, 3-1 Mariners
Bichette HR bottom of the 5th, 3-2 Mariners
McGuire HR bottom of the 7th, 3-3
Seager HR top of the 8th, 4-3 Mariners
Final call, 4-3 Mariners Win!!