Danny Farquhar balked in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and that wasn’t even his biggest error of the night.
In addition to snapping a four-game losing streak, the Mariners aim to prevent Derek Holland from picking up his 10th win of the season Tuesday.
Travis Blackley pitched six effective innings and A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer, leading the Texas Rangers to an 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
The Mariners took two of three in Arlington last week and look to Joe Saunders on Monday to repeat the success.
Throwing caution to the wind, Kyle Seager took a pitch that was nearly in the dirt down the right field line for a game-winning RBI double in the Mariners’ 4-3 win over the Rangers on Saturday.
Kendrys Morales homered twice and tied a career high with six RBIs, and Grimm gave up three home runs in all as Texas lost 9-2.
Seattle, which is hitting only .218 as a team, struck out 32 times in the three-games at Texas that started with two shutout losses. The Mariners have 63 Ks their last five games.
The Mariners get back on track after winning one out of their previous four games.
Felix Hernandez allowed three earned runs, was knocked around for 10 hits by Texas’ potent lineup and the Mariners lost their third straight 4-3 to the Rangers.
Now at 25 years old, Leonys Martin has to deal with an unenviable burden: replacing Josh Hamilton in the Rangers’ lineup.