J.A. Happ earned his first victory with the Mariners as the Seattle bullpen held off the Houston Astros 3-2 Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
Seattle pitchers had done their jobs at keeping Jose Altuve from getting going until Danny Farquhar left an 0-2 pitch over the middle of the plate.
It has taken more than a decade for the Seattle Mariners to put together the middle-lineup strength that is has shown this early season. Now, after a 7-5 loss to Houston Monday and a 5-8 start, the concern that shifted.
Nelson cruz helped the Mariners overcame a pair of five-run deficits to beat the Texas Rangers 11-10.
Taijuan Walker failed to pitch into the fifth inning for the second straight outing, giving up five runs, six hits and four walks on Wednesday night in a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Howie Kendrick drove in two runs with a broken-bat two-run single in the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 6-5 victory over the Seattle on Tuesday night.
The homer-happy Seattle Mariners hit four against Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy on Monday night, and it still wasn’t enough to win.
The Mariners will partake in their first Interleague game of the young 2015 season Monday as they visit Dodger Stadium for a three-game series. Both Seattle and Los Angeles stand at 3-3 entering Monday’s game.
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was ejected in the fourth inning of Cleveland’s 8-6 win over Seattle on Tuesday
Dustin Ackley had two hits for the Mariners, including a two-run homer.