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Three-run home run by Arcia derails Leake, Mariners in 4-2 Milwaukee victory; Seattle vs. Houston next

Four runs in the fourth inning sealed the Seattle Mariners' fate on Thursday.

The Milwaukee Brewers took a 4-0 lead and held off Seattle for a 4-2 win, avoiding a sweep in the three-game series.

Seattle (37-48) stayed firmly in last place of the American League West, 14.5 games behind the first-place Houston Astros and six games behind the fourth-place Los Angeles Angels.

Milwaukee (43-38) is one game behind the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.

LEAKEAfter a suicide squeeze bunt made the score 1-0, Seattle starter Mike Leake (7-7) threw a first-pitch cutter to Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia, who bombed it over the right-field fence for a three-run home run.

Leake finished with eight hits allowed and five strikeouts in six innings.

Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson (4-2) pitched 5.1 innings, with six strikeouts and two runs allowed, both in the sixth. Josh Hader worked the last two innings for his 19th save.

The Mariners scored on RBI doubles by first baseman Daniel Vogelbach and third baseman Tim Beckham.

Seattle next visits the Houston Astros. First pitch of Game 1 is 5:10 p.m. PT Friday.

Wade Miley (6-4, 3.51) will get the ball for Houstton. Seattle had yet to name a starting pitcher.


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