Kendrys Morales hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Josh Johnson believed the mechanical changes he was attempting to make would finally lead to a successful outing and an end to his lengthy losing streak for the Toronto right-hander.
Up 1-0 after a pair of hits off Red Sox rookie Brandon Workman, the Mariners were trailing 2-1 just four batters into the Boston lineup, with much more to come in an eventual 8-2 loss Tuesday night.
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman has made a list of the “bulls” and “bears” of the MLB trade market and several Mariners are trade bait.
Ortiz added the latest milestone to his career against Seattle on Wednesday night. Ortiz doubled in his first at-bat off Seattle starter Aaron Harang to become baseball’s all-time leader in hits as a designated hitter, then added a two-run homer an inning later in Boston’s 11-4 victory over the Mariners.
Today, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman laid out the latest rumblings surrounding Seattle — particularly rumors regarding Oliver Perez, Kendrys Morales and Raul Ibanez.
Kendrys Morales homered twice and tied a career high with six RBIs, and Grimm gave up three home runs in all as Texas lost 9-2.
The last time Kendrys Morales hit a game-ending home run his celebration quickly turned into a nightmare. After hitting a pinch-hit three-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-3 win against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, Morales made sure he didn’t make the same mistake.
Josh Hamilton has just about hit rock-bottom with the bat for the Los Angeles Angels. The 2010 AL MVP has been a huge disappointment since signing a five-year, $125 million contract in December after leaving Texas in free agency.
As the Mariners approach the halfway mark of the 2013 season, they’ll have to decide whether they’ll be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. Based off what we’ve seen so far, we’re pretty confident a handful of the team’s veterans will be for sale in July.