Tyler Anderson won his first game since being acquired by Seattle before the trade deadline and Luis Torrens homered as the Mariners defeated the Texas Rangers 3-1 Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas.
Ty France and Mitch Haniger hit sacrifice flies for the Mariners, who won for the fifth time in their past six games.
Andy Ibanez homered for the Rangers, who were attempting to win consecutive games for the first time since a three-game streak from July 31-Aug. 2.
Torrens’ 14th homer, with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, went in and out of the glove of Rangers center fielder DJ Peters. The rookie leaped, his arm extending above the wall, and appeared to make a highlight-reel catch. But the ball came loose as his arm hit the top of the wall on the way down and dropped out of his glove into the Rangers’ bullpen.
Anderson (6-8), who didn’t get a decision in any of his first three starts with the Mariners, allowed one run on three hits in six innings. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out four. The left-hander, who came over in a July 28 trade from Pittsburgh for a pair of minor leaguers to shore up Seattle’s rotation, has been a model of consistency — he’s gone at least five innings in all 22 of his starts this season.
Right-hander Paul Sewald worked the ninth for his fifth save of the season.
The Mariners broke a scoreless tie in the top of the third. Cal Raleigh led off the inning and was hit by a pitch from left-hander Taylor Hearn (2-4). J.P. Crawford lined a single to right field, sending Raleigh to third. An out later, France lifted a sacrifice fly to center.
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Leading off the bottom of the inning, Ibanez tied the score by hitting a 1-2 pitch over the left-field wall for his fifth of the season.
Seattle regained the lead in the fifth. With one out, Raleigh lined a single to center and Crawford doubled to right. Haniger then hit a sacrifice fly to center.
Hearn went five innings and gave up two runs on five hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.
–Field Level Media