Kyle Seager Leads Mariners To Delayed Win Over Texas


Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager continues to prove why he was deserving of an All-Star selection this season. Seager was 3-for-5 with a 2-run homer as the Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 in Arlington Saturday night.

Or should I say Sunday morning? The start of the game was pushed back just over three hours due to rain. But with Sunday’s forecast not looking promising either, officials decided to wait it out and get this one in at least. The game ended around 1:15 am local time in Texas, or just under 12 hours from the start time of today’s game.

The Rangers got on the board first, in the 4th off Chris Young. An RBI double and a sac fly gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead. But the M’s played long ball once again to tie it up in the 6th as Seager hit his 23rd homer of the season, a two-run shot to tie it up.

The Mariners would finally break through again off reliever Neal Cotts in the 8th. Chris Denorfiain for the injured Dustin Ackley – led off with a walk. After Robinson Cano flew out, Seager singled Denorfia to third.

Kendrys Morales then singled in Denorfia, giving the M’s a 3-2 lead. Logan Morrison then singled Seager home for the insurance run. Brad Miller was 4-for-4 in the win.

Fernando Rodney pitched a perfect 9th for his 43rd save of the season. He is now just two saves shy of the Seattle franchise season-record of 45 saves by Kazuhiro Sasaki in 2001.

The Mariners remained two games behind the Oakland Athletics for the top AL wild-card spot, but improved their lead in the 2nd spot over the Detroit Tigers to 1.5 games with the win and the Tigers loss.




Austin JacksonCF500000205.267
Dustin AckleyLF300000101.251
Chris DenorfiaLF110001002.224
Robinson Canó2B411001001.319
Kyle Seager3B523210003.280
Kendrys MoralesDH402100100.232
Stefen RomeroPR-DH000000000.199
Logan Morrison1B401100001.238
Mike ZuninoC400000104.198
Endy ChávezRF200001100.280
Corey HartPH100000002.200
James JonesRF000000000.253
Brad MillerSS404000010.215


2B – B Miller (12, S Patton)

HR – K Seager (23, 6th inning off N Martinez 1 on, 1 Out)

RBI – K Seager 2 (88), K Morales (40), L Morrison (28)

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Jackson 3, C Hart 1

GIDP – K Seager, M Zunino

Team LOB – 9


SB – B Miller (4, 2nd base off P Klein/T Telis)


E – B Miller (17, field)


Leonys MartínCF502000022.275
Elvis AndrusSS500000202.263
Rougned OdorDH300001102.258
Adrián Béltre3B200002102.324
Adam Rosales1B300001203.293
Tomás TelísC411000000.243
Ryan RuaLF413100102.257
Luis Sardiñas2B300000004.269
Michael ChoiceRF301100002.181


2B – R Rua (1, C Young)

S – L Sardinas

SF – M Choice

RBI – R Rua (3), M Choice (33)

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – L Martin 1, A Beltre 1, A Rosales 1, M Choice 1

Team LOB – 9


SB – L Martin 2 (25, 2nd base off C Young/M Zunino, 2nd base off C Young/M Zunino)

Picked Off – R Odor (1st base, D Farquhar)


DP – 2 (E Andrus-L Sardinas-A Rosales, L Sardinas-E Andrus-A Rosales)



Chris Young5.04203601.213.35
Carson Smith0.22000002.000.00
Charlie Furbush0.10000001.183.69
Danny Farquhar(W, 2-1)2.01001101.112.45
Fernando Rodney(SV, 43)1.00000001.282.58


Nick Martínez6.06221411.595.03
Phil Klein1.01000200.953.29
Neal Cotts(L, 2-9)1.03221001.364.18
Spencer Patton0.11001000.860.00
Michael Kirkman0.20000001.004.50

WP – N Martinez

IBB – A Beltre (by C Young)

Pitches-strikes – C Young 95-58; C Smith 12-11; C Furbush 2-1; D Farquhar 24-13; F Rodney 10-7; N Martinez 93-58; P Klein 22-17; N Cotts 18-11; S Patton 9-4; M Kirkman 3-2

Ground balls-fly balls – C Young 2-7; C Smith 3-1; C Furbush 1-0; D Farquhar 1-2; F Rodney 1-2; N Martinez 6-10; P Klein 1-0; N Cotts 1-3; S Patton 2-0; M Kirkman 1-0

Batters faced – C Young 23; C Smith 4; C Furbush 1; D Farquhar 7; F Rodney 3; N Martinez 24; P Klein 4; N Cotts 7; S Patton 4; M Kirkman 1

Game Details

Game Time: 3:00.

Umpires: HP–Larry Vanover. 1B–Angel Hernandez. 2B–Vic Carapazza. 3B–Paul Nauert.

Weather: 75 degrees, Overcast.

Wind: 4 mph, Left to Right.

Attendance: 29,552.