Marmolejo’s RBI single in eighth lifts Mariners over Rangers

SEATTLE (AP) — Rookie Jose Marmolejos hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning after twice leaving the bases loaded, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 on Saturday night time.

It became once 2-all in the eighth forward of Seattle scored three times off reliever Jonathan Hernandez (5-1) forward of setting up an out.

Marmolejos atoned for twice making the closing out of an inning with the bases loaded. Evan White followed with yet every other drag-scoring single and Phillip Ervin added an RBI double in his first game for the Mariners.

Seattle has now obtained four in a row and 10 of the closing 14, largely with a crew of young gamers in a rebuilding yr.

“The aim right here became once appropriate to get better along the capacity and as well you’re seeing that,” Seattle manager Scott Servais acknowledged. “You’re seeing it play out and it’s been fun to be a portion of it.”

The Rangers absorb lost four in a row and 6 of seven.

Shin-Soo Choo had a season-high four hits for Texas, along side a ninth-inning homer.

“He’s a moderately integral portion of what we’re attempting to enact very very top now, because his at-bat quality on a day-to-day foundation is de facto major for our young guys to gaze,” Rangers manager Chris Woodward acknowledged. “He’s a terribly advisable fragment very very top now for us.”

Seattle starter Justus Sheffield allowed two runs over seven innings. He had one in every of his most efficient video games of the season and regarded to be in characteristic for the enjoy till he made his most efficient precise mistake of the night time appropriate forward of the very discontinue of his day out, giving up a two-out, tying homer to Anderson Tejeda in the seventh.

“Sheff became once dynamite tonight,” Servais acknowledged. “I do know he needs to get that one pitch serve on the dwelling drag he gave up there in the seventh. But indubitably fully pleased with how he continues to throw the ball and development.”

Sheffield has now lasted no longer lower than six innings while allowing two runs or fewer in four of his closing five starts.

Joey Gerber (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth and Yohan Ramirez labored the ninth for his 2d set.


In the seventh, Rangers aid pitcher Joely Rodriguez fell to the ground after throwing a pitch to Kyle Lewis. He stayed on the ground for some time retaining his left leg and vital assistance as he limped off the sphere. “It’s a left hamstring stress,” Woodward acknowledged. “It didn’t look for factual. Pleasing primarily based totally on talking to him as he’s walking off the sphere. He might perhaps perhaps barely disappear, he might perhaps perhaps barely come up. I don’t inquire of him to honestly be serve.” … Sooner than the game, Texas manager Chris Woodward acknowledged pitchers Corey Kluber and Jose Leclerc, both on the injured checklist since July with very very top shoulder muscle tears, will no longer return this season. Danny Santana, on the 10-day IL since Aug. 27 with an even elbow stress, is also probably out for the season. … OF Willie Calhoun (left hamstring sprain) and 2B Rougned Scent (demand infection) might perhaps perhaps return one day for the duration of the Rangers upcoming homestand. Woodward acknowledged Scent will no longer play on daily foundation when he returns to present younger gamers more opportunities.


Before the game, the Mariners claimed very very top-handed pitcher Casey Sadler off waivers from the Chicago Cubs, optioned outfielder Jake Fraley to the alternate coaching effect and added Ervin to the sharp roster. Ervin, who became once claimed off waivers from Cincinnati on Thursday, started in very very top field on Saturday. He hit .086 with the Reds this yr. “It’s a recent initiate, a sleek opportunity to showcase my abilities to different folks,” Ervin acknowledged. “Bought off to a factual initiate, got a hit. I’m having a look for forward to it.”


Rangers: RHP Jordan Lyles (1-3, 8.59 ERA) has allowed no longer lower than three runs in his closing six appearances.

Mariners: RHP Justin Dunn (2-1, 4.33) has thrown 12 scoreless innings in his closing two starts. Dunn has confronted the Rangers twice this season, a hit both starts while allowing two runs in 12 total innings.


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