Mariners' furious rally falls short at Texas
The Seattle Mariners appeared headed for a lopsided loss Monday at Texas.
They scored seven runs in the final two innings, highlighted by Tim Beckham's grand slam and Daniel Vogelbach's two-run homer, but the rally came up short as the Rangers won 10-9.
Vogelbach's ninth-inning homer drew the Mariners within the one run, but Beckham grounded out to end the game.
The Rangers hit five home runs against Seattle starter Mike Leake and two relievers: Asdrubal Cabrera hit two solo homers, Rougned Odor a three-run homer, Hunter Pence a two-run homer and Joey Gallo a solo homer.
But, after Mike Minor struck out 11 and held the Mariners to six hits and two runs in six innings, the Mariners roughed up some Rangers relievers to claw back into the game. Beckham hit his grand slam off Shelby Miller in the eighth inning.
Beckham had two hits and drove in five runs. The Mariners had 13 hits. Six Texas hitters had two hits each as the Rangers had 15 hits.
The Rangers are 22-23 and the Mariners 23-27.
The teams play at 5 p.m. PT Tuesday. Seattle's Tommy Milone makes his first start opposite Lance Lynn (5-3, 4.94).
Earlier Monday, the Mariners traded reliever Anthony Swarzak to Atlanta for pitchers Arodys Vizcaino (an injured closer) and Jesse Biddle.
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