Adolis Garcia drives in five as Texas Rangers beat Seattle Mariners

May 9, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Nick Solak (15) celebrates after hitting a 2 run double during the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

Adolis Garcia homered and drove in five runs as the Texas Rangers defeated the Seattle Mariners 10-2 on Sunday afternoon in Arlington, Texas, to take two of three games in the series.

Charlie Culberson also homered for the Rangers, sparking a six-run fifth inning in which Garcia hit a three-run shot.

Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning (2-2) went five innings for the victory. He allowed two runs on six hits with three walks and a career-high 10 strikeouts.

Mariners left-hander Justus Sheffield (2-3) allowed just one unearned run through the first four innings but struggled mightily in the fifth.

Trailing 2-1, Culberson homered deep to left-center field on the first pitch in the bottom of the inning. Jose Trevino then reached on a fielding error by Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford, Isiah Kiner-Falefa lined a single to right and Nick Solak followed with a two-run double to left to break the tie. Nate Lowe grounded a single to left before Garcia hit a 1-2 pitch over the fence in left-center to make it 7-2 lead. It was Garcia’s ninth homer of the season.

Sheffield went five innings and allowed seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits, with no walks and five strikeouts.

The Rangers added two runs in the sixth, the last on a run-scoring single by Garcia, and another in the eighth.

The Rangers opened the scoring with an unearned run in the third. With one out, Kiner-Falefa reached on a fielding error by Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager and second baseman Dylan Moore then booted a grounder by Solak, putting runners at first and second. After Lowe was caught looking at a called third strike, Garcia lined a run-scoring single to left field.

The Mariners took a 2-1 lead with two runs in the fifth. Evan White led off with a walk and advanced to second on a one-out single to left by Crawford. Mitch Haniger then grounded a run-scoring single into right field, sending Crawford to third. Seager drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single to short.

–Field Level Media