Chris Archer made his share of history on Sunday, becoming the first pitcher in more than 100 years to reach double-digits in strikeouts without a walk in three straight starts, leading the Rays over the Mariners 3-1 Sunday.
Closer Fernando Rodney allowed the tying run in the ninth and New York’s Garrett Jones hit a three-run home run in 11th as the Yankees beat Seattle 5-3 Tuesday night.
After a sluggish start to the 2015 season, the Seattle Mariners’ record has started to improve, which is encouraging for the team’s fan base since the team has been a popular pick to reach the postseason for the first time since 2001. Yet, fans continue to voice their concern that the Mariners’ offense continues to struggle with scoring runs.
Corey Kluber struck out 13 in seven innings to win his third straight decision. Kluber, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, improved to 3-0 with 50 strikeouts and two walks in his last four starts.
Kyle Seager’s grand slam put the Seattle Mariners up by three runs in the eighth inning Tuesday night. It turned out it wasn’t quite enough. So Seager hit another home run in the 10th to lift the Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Robinson Cano drove in two runs, Roenis Elias threw six solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Monday night.
Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer in his first game in Baltimore since last year, but the Orioles got a homer and four RBIs from Jimmy Paredes in a 9-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night
James Paxton (2-2) allowed five hits in eight innings, struck out two and walked two, and Carson Smith pitched a perfect ninth.
Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 15th home run, Mike Zunino connected twice, and the Mariners hit a season-high six long balls in an 11-4 rout of the Padres.
Felix Hernandez (5-0) allowed a run and six hits in seven innings while striking out eight and lowering his ERA to 1.73.