Robbie Ross failed to get through two innings, and two more pitchers made their major league debuts as Texas lost its sixth consecutive game, 10-2 to the wild card-contending Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.
The rust is starting to come off for Paxton, and the rest of the American League might want to take note
Roenis Elias labored through five innings, struggling to find his command, and Seattle dropped the opener of a three-game set against the Texas Rangers on Monday night, 2-0.
James Paxton (3-1) took the first loss of his 10th career start
Mariners rookie Roenis Elias (9-10) gave up one run and three hits in four innings
For all that Felix Hernandez has done in his career, pitching meaningful games in the final two months of the season has been a rarity
The Seattle Mariners received good news on all fronts Thursday
After their 4-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night, the Seattle Mariners were left with a three-game losing streak and a state of confusion
Robinson Cano and the rest of the position players appearing at the 2014 All-Star game will face some of the best pitching in recent years.
Hundreds of young Latin American players around the country are also speaking with ease, thanks to greater resources devoted to teaching English skills and other day-to-day tasks in American life as part of the transition to baseball in the U.S.