M's Can't Sweep Rangers, Fall 3-2Texas Rangers' reliever Mike Adams worked out of a bases loaded jam in the eighth inning and Mike Napoli and Geovany Soto homered to lead the Texas Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Mariners on Sunday and preserve a four-game lead over the Oakland A's in the AL West.
Two Sweeps in a Row, Mariners Extend Winning Streak to 8Eric Thames hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday for their eighth straight win.
Not Bad for the New Guy: Thames Hits Walk-Off HitThe Mariners were all even with the Rays after Justin Smoak's sacrifice fly off of Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning, who came into the game with a 0.82 ERA and the AL lead in saves. Chone Figgins stood on third, and Eric Thames fell into an 0-2 hole. Thames took a pitch and then focused on low and away. He was able to flip Rodney's next changeup into short right field to score Figgins and snap the two long streaks.