Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, helping the Seattle Mariners beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Tuesday. It was the first game outside of Peoria for the 2013 Mariners, but they kept the winning streak (now at four) in tact.
With the Seattle Mariners off-season acquisitions of Kendrys Morales and Raul Ibanez, room on the roster for first baseman Justin Smoak is slowly dwindling.
The Mariners have won five in a row which included a sweep of the Minnesota Twins.
The 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.