Mariners snap 6-game skid with 6-2 win over Rangers

SEATTLE (AP) Daniel Vogelbach provided a preview of what was to come Monday when he launched a batting practice home run into the upper deck in right field at T-Mobile Park.

Batting practice is one thing. Doing it in a game is a rare accomplishment at the 20-year-old stadium.

''He did it in BP, third deck, and then followed it up in the game,'' Mariners teammate Mallex Smith said. ''He's not a 5 o'clock hitter.''

Vogelbach's mammoth two-run homer in the seventh inning was the highlight of a 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers that snapped Seattle's six-game losing streak.

Kyle Seager drove in his first run of the season and Smith stole four bases, including three in the eighth - capped by his second career steal of home. Seattle also got solid pitching from Tommy Milone as the Mariners rebounded after being swept by Texas and Oakland on the road.

But what everyone wanted to talk about was Vogelbach's towering homer off reliever Jose Leclerc that found a rare landing spot, one of the few home runs to reach that part of the stadium.

Everyone except Vogelbach.

''It was just a curveball out over the plate and I was able to ride it out and keep it fair. I was just happy I could drive two runs in,'' he said.

According to team records through the 2015 season, only two homers had reached that level of the stadium and it was uncertain if any had in the past four seasons. It was Vogelbach's 15th homer of the season and while it was close to being a foul ball, the home run call stood following a replay review.

''For the ball to go over the top of the foul pole like that, that's some kind of special power,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said.

Seager, activated off the 60-day injured list last weekend, blooped a single to score Smith in the third when Seattle scored a pair. Smith came through an inning later with a sharp single to score J.P. Crawford.

Milone (1-1) pitched into the sixth. Logan Forsythe missed a home run by inches and settled for an RBI double in the fourth, and Ronald Guzman homered on a 1-2 pitch in the fifth. Those were the only costly mistakes by Milone, who allowed four hits and struck out seven.

Rangers manager Chris Woodward said he thought an early start time and shadows on the field were a factor.

''I think more so for him (Milone) because he is an off-speed guy. He changes speeds, he moves the ball around. Our hitters had a tough time seeing that changeup,'' Woodward said.

Texas starter Lance Lynn (6-4) struck out 10 and yielded three earned runs in six innings.

''I gave up three runs and we lost, so it doesn't matter how many strikeouts,'' Lynn said.

SPEED RACER

Smith stole home in the eighth when Kyle Bird tried to pick off Mitch Haniger at first base. Smith stole second and third earlier in the inning and had a stolen base in the third. The four steals were a career high and matched a club record.

Seattle's last steal of home was by Dustin Ackley in 2012.

ROSTER SHUFFLE

Rangers: Texas recalled Bird from Triple-A Nashville and designated RHP Jeanmar Gomez for assignment. Gomez had an 8.22 ERA in 16 relief appearances for the Rangers.

Mariners: Seattle claimed RHP Jimmy Cordero off waivers from Toronto and transferred RHP Gerson Bautista to the 60-day injured list to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Cordero, 27, was designated for assignment by Toronto last week.

INJURY REPORT

Servais had a long list of injury updates and most of them were positive. Second baseman Dee Gordon was diagnosed with a deep bone bruise in his right wrist and not a fracture after seeing a specialist in Florida. Servais said Gordon's return will likely be determined by how well the wrist can handle swinging and hitting. Gordon said he aggravated the wrist by returning too soon from the initial injury after being hit by a pitch earlier this month.

''I thought I was invincible. I am not,'' Gordon joked.

Mariners infielder Ryon Healy (lower back inflammation) should resume baseball activities in the next few days.

Seattle pitchers Hunter Strickland (lat) and Felix Hernandez (shoulder) could be throwing off a mound by the end of the week, or early next week. Both have been tossing from beyond 100 feet in recent days, Servais said. Strickland has been out since March 30, and Hernandez has been sidelined since May 12.

UP NEXT

Rangers: RHP Adrian Sampson (2-3) was listed as the starter for Tuesday, although the Rangers plan to use Jesse Chavez (0-1) as an opener. Sampson has followed an opener in each of his past two outings.

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (5-4) hasn't won since April 25 and is 0-4 with a 4.56 ERA in his last five starts.

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  • W: T. Milone (1-1)L: L. Lynn (6-4)
  • HR: TEX - R. Guzman (5), SEA - D. Vogelbach (15)
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E. Andrus SS40000010.320.368.497.865-0.5
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N. Mazara RF40200002.253.306.427.7332.0
R. Odor 2B40000023.162.232.338.570-1.0
R. Guzman 1B31111001.205.279.487.7666.0
J. Mathis C30000011.155.202.214.417-0.5
L. Lynn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    M. Haniger RF40000133.229.321.481.802-0.5
    K. Seager 3B52210012.364.462.455.9164.5
    O. Narvaez C40000122.287.357.473.8300.0
    D. Santana LF30110121.278.342.491.8324.0
    D. Vogelbach DH41221023.253.389.610.9987.0
    J. Bruce 1B20000213.205.272.519.7913.5
    J. Crawford SS40100023.259.317.397.7140.0
    S. Long 2B41100013.185.290.296.5872.5
    M. Smith CF32210101.176.257.264.52114.0
    T. Milone P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Forsythe 2 (13)
      • HR - R. Guzman (5)
      • RBI - L. Forsythe (24), R. Guzman (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Forsythe (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Forsythe, N. Mazara, R. Odor 2 (2), J. Mathis
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Long (3)
      • HR - D. Vogelbach (15)
      • RBI - K. Seager, D. Santana (42), D. Vogelbach 2 (32), M. Smith (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Vogelbach 2 (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger, K. Seager, O. Narvaez, J. Bruce 3 (3), J. Crawford, S. Long 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. Santana (5), J. Bruce, M. Smith 4 (12)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Mathis (2)
      • PB - J. Mathis (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Lynn (L, 6-4)6.073331004.661.398.0
      J. Leclerc0.22220215.481.45-3.0
      K. Bird1.10113206.752.100.0
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Lynn (L, 6-4)6.0
      J. Leclerc0.2
      K. Bird1.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Milone (W, 1-1)5.24221713.380.8418.5
      C. Gearrin (H, 7)0.10000103.661.530.5
      J. Biddle (H, 1)1.11000104.732.252.5
      A. Adams (H, 1)0.20000003.680.950.0
      A. Bass1.01000300.000.273.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Milone (W, 1-1)5.2
      C. Gearrin (H, 7)0.1
      J. Biddle (H, 1)1.1
      A. Adams (H, 1)0.2
      A. Bass1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 116-71, J. Leclerc 18-13, K. Bird 37-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 4-4, K. Bird 1-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 28, J. Leclerc 4, K. Bird 7
      • Balks - K. Bird
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Milone 80-53, C. Gearrin 4-3, J. Biddle 16-9, A. Adams 10-7, A. Bass 24-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Milone 5-5, J. Biddle 1-2, A. Adams 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Milone 22, C. Gearrin, J. Biddle 5, A. Adams 2, A. Bass 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      S. Choo LF40000030.288.382.533.915-1.5
      E. Andrus SS40000010.320.368.497.865-0.5
      H. Pence DH40000010.299.345.630.975-0.5
      J. Gallo CF31100120.278.425.6461.0712.0
      L. Forsythe 3B40210021.300.410.485.8954.0
      N. Mazara RF40200002.253.306.427.7332.0
      R. Odor 2B40000023.162.232.338.570-1.0
      R. Guzman 1B31111001.205.279.487.7666.0
      J. Mathis C30000011.155.202.214.417-0.5
      L. Lynn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Leclerc P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Haniger RF40000133.229.321.481.802-0.5
        K. Seager 3B52210012.364.462.455.9164.5
        O. Narvaez C40000122.287.357.473.8300.0
        D. Santana LF30110121.278.342.491.8324.0
        D. Vogelbach DH41221023.253.389.610.9987.0
        J. Bruce 1B20000213.205.272.519.7913.5
        J. Crawford SS40100023.259.317.397.7140.0
        S. Long 2B41100013.185.290.296.5872.5
        M. Smith CF32210101.176.257.264.52114.0
        T. Milone P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        A. Bass P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - L. Forsythe 2 (13)
          • HR - R. Guzman (5)
          • RBI - L. Forsythe (24), R. Guzman (13)
          • 2-Out RBI - L. Forsythe (10)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Forsythe, N. Mazara, R. Odor 2 (2), J. Mathis
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Long (3)
          • HR - D. Vogelbach (15)
          • RBI - K. Seager, D. Santana (42), D. Vogelbach 2 (32), M. Smith (7)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Vogelbach 2 (10)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger, K. Seager, O. Narvaez, J. Bruce 3 (3), J. Crawford, S. Long 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - D. Santana (5), J. Bruce, M. Smith 4 (12)
          FIELDING
          • E - J. Mathis (2)
          • PB - J. Mathis (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Lynn (L, 6-4)6.073331004.661.398.0
          J. Leclerc0.22220215.481.45-3.0
          K. Bird1.10113206.752.100.0
          Total8.09666141---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Lynn (L, 6-4)6.0
          J. Leclerc0.2
          K. Bird1.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Milone (W, 1-1)5.24221713.380.8418.5
          C. Gearrin (H, 7)0.10000103.661.530.5
          J. Biddle (H, 1)1.11000104.732.252.5
          A. Adams (H, 1)0.20000003.680.950.0
          A. Bass1.01000300.000.273.5
          Total9.06221121---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Milone (W, 1-1)5.2
          C. Gearrin (H, 7)0.1
          J. Biddle (H, 1)1.1
          A. Adams (H, 1)0.2
          A. Bass1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 116-71, J. Leclerc 18-13, K. Bird 37-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 4-4, K. Bird 1-1
          • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 28, J. Leclerc 4, K. Bird 7
          • Balks - K. Bird
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Milone 80-53, C. Gearrin 4-3, J. Biddle 16-9, A. Adams 10-7, A. Bass 24-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Milone 5-5, J. Biddle 1-2, A. Adams 1-1
          • Batters Faced - T. Milone 22, C. Gearrin, J. Biddle 5, A. Adams 2, A. Bass 4
          • 8TH INNING
            Smith scored, Haniger to second on catcher Mathis fielding error26
          • 7TH INNING
            Vogelbach homered to right, Seager scored25
          • 5TH INNING
            Guzman homered to center23
          • 4TH INNING
            Smith singled to shallow right, Long scored, Smith to second13
            Forsythe doubled to deep left, Gallo scored12
          • 3RD INNING
            Santana singled to left, Seager scored, Narvaez to second02
            Seager singled to shallow left, Smith scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Anthony Bass relieved Austin Adams
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mazara singled to center
            • R. Odor: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Odor struck out looking
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Biddle Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
            • Austin Adams relieved Jesse Biddle
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Andrus grounded out to third
            • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Bird Pitching:
            • S. Long: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Long struck out swinging
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Smith stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith stole third, Ball, Ball, Ball, Haniger walked
            • K. Seager: Smith scored, Haniger to second on catcher Mathis fielding error, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Seager struck out on foul tip
            • O. Narvaez: Haniger to third on balk, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Narvaez flied out to center
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Jesse Biddle relieved Cory Gearrin
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Mazara singled to right
            • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Odor flied out to right
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Guzman reached on fielder's choice to second, Mazara out at second
            • J. Mathis: Ball, Mathis flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jose Leclerc relieved Lance Lynn
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Seager singled to shallow left
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Vogelbach homered to right, Seager scored
            • J. Bruce: Ball
            • Bruce walked
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bruce stole second, Foul, Crawford grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Andrus flied out to deep center
            • H. Pence: Pence grounded out to third
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked
            • Cory Gearrin relieved Tommy Milone
            • L. Forsythe: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Forsythe struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Crawford singled to shallow right
            • S. Long: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Crawford to second on passed ball, Strike swinging, Long grounded out to first, Crawford to third
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Smith popped out to shortstop
            • M. Haniger: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Odor grounded out to first
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Guzman homered to center
            • J. Mathis: Ball, Mathis grounded out to catcher
            • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez grounded out to third
            • D. Santana: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Vogelbach singled to center
            • J. Bruce: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bruce grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Andrus popped out to second
            • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pence fouled out to first
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Gallo singled to shallow right
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe doubled to deep left, Gallo scored
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Mazara grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • J. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Crawford struck out looking
            • S. Long: Ball, Ball, Foul, Long doubled to right
            • M. Smith: Ball, Smith singled to shallow right, Long scored, Smith to second
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
            • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Seager flied out to center
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Guzman flied out to left
            • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smith singled to right center
            • M. Haniger: Strike swinging, Ball, Smith stole second, Haniger popped out to second
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Seager singled to shallow left, Smith scored
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Narvaez walked, Seager to second
            • D. Santana: Santana singled to left, Seager scored, Narvaez to second
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
            • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Forsythe doubled to deep left
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mazara grounded out to second, Forsythe to third
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana stole second
            • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bruce walked
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
            • S. Long: Foul, Long grounded out to first
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo lined out to left
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
            • H. Pence: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager popped out to third
            • O. Narvaez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)