Mariners get offense rolling, trounce Texas 10-3

Seattle’s offense banged out 15 hits, scored a combined seven runs in the second and third inning off Rangers starter Miguel Gonzalez and provided enough run support for their starter, Marco Gonzales, to pick up his first win as a Mariner.

ARLINGTON, Texas — After having just two players provide all of the run support in a loss Monday, the Mariners offense came to life with all but one player in the batting order contributing to the run production in a decisive 10-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

Seattle’s offense banged out 15 hits, scored a combined seven runs in the second and third inning off Rangers starter Miguel Gonzalez and provided enough run support for their starter, Marco Gonzales, to pick up his first win as a Mariner.

“Our offense woke up today,” manager Scott Servais said. “I thought we were on their Gonzalez from the get-go. That’s what it’s going to take, up and down our lineup, we have to start having more consistent at-bats.”

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The Mariners probably could have hung 15 on the Rangers, considering they were 5 for 12 with runners in scoring position and stranded nine base runners. But after mustering just three runs in each of the previous two games, this was a welcome change for them.

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“Our pitchers have been throwing the ball really well and we haven’t been quite able to get over the hump,” said Kyle Seager of the offense. “It’s nice to get a bunch of runs early and let everything settle down.”

The Mariners had dropped two straight games, but the win moved them to 72-73 and kept them 3½ games behind in the American League wild-card standings with the Minnesota Twins blowing out the Padres.

Ben Gamel (ninth of the season) and Seager (24th) each smacked three-run homers in the big burst of runs and the Mariners tacked on runs in the later innings, something they haven’t been adept at this season.

For Seager, the homer was the 150th of his career. Seager, who turns 30 in November, became just the third player in franchise history to reach 150 career homers before turning 30. Only Ken Griffey (398) and Alex Rodriguez (189) had done so for Seattle.

“Those are good names to be associated with, but I think they might have been slightly younger when they hit their 150th,” Seager joked. “I think that’s a possibility. But that’s still a…

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