The Seattle Mariners have only themselves to blame for their latest loss.
Nelson Cruz was 2 for 4, including his 10th home run to lead off the second inning.
J.A. Happ doubled his season strikeout total with nine in 6 2-3 innings, and Rickie Weeks homered for the Mariners in a 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
After Lloyd McClendon’s ejection, the Mariners lost 4-2 after the Twins Joe Mauer hit a two-run triple with two outs in the 11th inning Sunday.
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.
The Seattle Mariners have signed the injury-prone slugger to a minor league deal with hopes that he can contribute as a designated hitter at the Major League level this season.
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.
For the week of April 13 through April 19, Nelson Cruz went 12-for-24 with seven runs, six home runs, 10 RBI and a 1.806 OPS.
Nelson cruz helped the Mariners overcame a pair of five-run deficits to beat the Texas Rangers 11-10.