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.
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.
James Paxton (2-2) allowed five hits in eight innings, struck out two and walked two, and Carson Smith pitched a perfect ninth.
Carson Smith gave up a game-winning double to Johnny Giavotella in a 4-3 loss Wednesday, after the Mariners scratched across a run in the top half with pinch-hitter Dustin Ackley’s sacrifice fly against Angels closer Huston Street.
The Seattle Mariners have only themselves to blame for their latest loss.
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.
After an ugly series in Los Angeles, the Mariners look to rebound in the comforts of Safeco Field.
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.