Odor, Mazara help Rangers beat Mariners to end 8-game skid

SEATTLE (AP) As the losses mounted for the Texas Rangers during their eight-game skid, their daily hitting meeting turned into something of a therapy session.

Rougned Odor spoke positive words of encouragement to his team Tuesday afternoon, then backed it up with two home runs in a 7-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. Nomar Mazara reached the third deck with an impressive drive, Shin-Soo Choo hit a leadoff homer in the first and rookie pitcher Pedro Payano was excellent in relief to help the Rangers get back on track.

''We've been talking as a group for a while since we've been struggling,'' Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. ''We use that forum to kind of discuss how to get out of (the streak). (Odor has) actually been pretty vocal over the last week or so. He was really honest.''

The Rangers jumped on the Mariners' Tommy Milone from the first pitch, which Choo sent to the bullpen in left field, and hit four home runs to snap the major leagues' fourth longest losing streak of the season.

It was Choo's 10th career first-pitch home run, his sixth leadoff home run of the season and the 33rd of his career.

After Asdrubal Cabrera and Tim Federowicz made it 3-0 with a couple of RBIs in the second inning, it got worse for Milone in the third when Mazara hit a towering shot estimated at 458 feet for a 4-0 lead.

It was one of the more impressive hits at T-Moblie Park this season, just the second to reach the third deck in right field.

''I'm going to have to check StatCast on that because 458 feet doesn't sound right,'' Woodward said.

One out later, Joey Gallo laid down a bunt back to the mound. Milone fielded the ball, but his throw was wild and Gallo moved to second. Odor homered to right-center field for a 6-1 lead.

Milone pitched through the sixth inning, giving up nine hits and striking out five.

Odor added a solo home run in the eighth off new Mariners reliever Matt Magill for his third multihomer game of the season and 12th of his career.

Payano (1-0), called up Tuesday from Triple-A Nashville, struck out seven and gave up one run and three hits in five innings following opener Brett Martin. It was his first major league win in his second appearance.

The performance was so impressive, Woodward said he may have earned himself a longer stay through the team's road trip.

''I would think so,'' Woodward said. ''I don't know for sure, but either way he opened a lot of eyes in our organization.''

Rafael Montero followed him and pitched two innings of two-hit ball with two strikeouts.

The Mariners are 2-8 since the All-Star break. Two of Seattle's hottest hitters, Omar Narvaez and J.P. Crawford, had run-scoring hits. But Seattle showed little else after snapping a three-game losing streak with a victory against the Rangers on Monday.

''We have to be patient with our guys,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said. ''We've seen some bright spots throughout the season so far, but just have to keep working with them.''

RANGERS MOVES

Woodward thinks Ronald Guzman is Texas' first baseman of the future. To reach that goal, Woodward thought it best to send Guzman down to Triple-A Nashville for a while to work on his offense.

''One thing I told him when I sent him down, I'm really proud of him,'' Woodward said. ''He's been working really, really hard on all the things we've been talking about.''

Guzman is batting .193 with eight home runs and 29 RBIs in 68 appearances, including 56 starts at first base. Guzman was sent down to make room for Payano.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: Gallo was pulled before the start of the eighth with a sore right wrist that's bothered him for a while, Woodward said. X-rays were negative and Gallo likely will sit out Wednesday's series finale while undergoing an MRI.

Mariners: Domingo Santana will undergo an MRI on his sore right elbow Wednesday. Santana was pulled from the game after a rough-and-tumble series of plays in the second inning. The right fielder slid awkwardly while attempting to catch Logan Forsythe's bloop, then threw well wide of the plate trying to catch Odor at home on Asdrubal Cabrera's sac fly. Servais said the elbow has been tender for a while and the throws he made during the second inning caused enough pain to be of concern.

UP NEXT

Rangers: LHP Mike Minor (8-5, 2.86 ERA) looks to end a three-game winless streak in the series finale against the Mariners.

Mariners: RHP Mike Leake (8-8, 4.27 ERA) returns to the mound for the first time since his complete-game one-hitter last Friday.

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  • W: P. Payano (1-0)L: T. Milone (1-5)
  • HR: TEX - S. Choo (17), R. Odor 2 (17), N. Mazara (14)
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L. Forsythe 1B41100000.256.359.427.7852.0
A. Cabrera 3B30010000.227.312.390.7021.0
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    J. Crawford SS30110103.258.330.440.7704.0
    D. Santana RF10000001.273.342.472.8140.0
    D. Moore LF30000032.205.301.349.651-1.5
    O. Narvaez C40110020.294.364.484.8491.0
    T. Beckham DH40100021.239.294.471.7641.0
    D. Vogelbach 1B40000011.230.359.492.851-0.5
    A. Nola 2B40000001.319.373.553.9260.0
    K. Seager 3B40100010.190.265.346.6110.5
    K. Negron LF-RF31200010.273.333.273.6062.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - H. Pence (15)
      • HR - S. Choo (17), N. Mazara (14), R. Odor 2 (17)
      • SF - A. Cabrera (4)
      • RBI - S. Choo (41), N. Mazara (53), R. Odor 3 (55), A. Cabrera (47), T. Federowicz (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor (23)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Andrus, J. Gallo, R. Odor
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Crawford (17), T. Beckham (19)
      • RBI - J. Crawford (30), O. Narvaez (40)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Crawford (11), O. Narvaez (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Crawford 2 (2), D. Moore 2 (2), T. Beckham, A. Nola
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Andrus (22)
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Milone
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Martin1.02110104.781.300.5
      P. Payano (W, 1-0)5.03111701.500.8320.5
      R. Montero2.02000200.001.005.0
      K. Bird1.00000008.032.113.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Martin1.0
      P. Payano (W, 1-0)5.0
      R. Montero2.0
      K. Bird1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Milone (L, 1-5)6.09660534.451.070.5
      M. Carasiti1.00000005.191.733.0
      M. Magill2.01110114.451.524.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Milone (L, 1-5)6.0
      M. Carasiti1.0
      M. Magill2.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Martin (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Martin 19-11, P. Payano 78-54, R. Montero 29-20, K. Bird 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Martin 2-0, P. Payano 4-4, R. Montero 3-1, K. Bird 2-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Martin 5, P. Payano 19, R. Montero 8, K. Bird 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Milone 90-67, M. Carasiti 11-6, M. Magill 29-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Milone 6-7, M. Carasiti 2-1, M. Magill 3-2
      • Batters Faced - T. Milone 27, M. Carasiti 3, M. Magill 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      S. Choo LF51111001.283.379.499.8786.0
      E. Andrus SS40100001.291.328.427.7553.0
      N. Mazara RF41111011.252.305.438.7435.5
      H. Pence DH40100021.289.346.573.9191.0
      J. Gallo CF41100022.253.389.598.9861.0
      D. DeShields CF00000000.257.345.361.7070.0
      R. Odor 2B43332011.203.262.429.69114.5
      L. Forsythe 1B41100000.256.359.427.7852.0
      A. Cabrera 3B30010000.227.312.390.7021.0
      T. Federowicz C40110000.180.231.410.6412.0
      B. Martin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      P. Payano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Smith CF41100003.235.305.364.6692.0
        J. Crawford SS30110103.258.330.440.7704.0
        D. Santana RF10000001.273.342.472.8140.0
        D. Moore LF30000032.205.301.349.651-1.5
        O. Narvaez C40110020.294.364.484.8491.0
        T. Beckham DH40100021.239.294.471.7641.0
        D. Vogelbach 1B40000011.230.359.492.851-0.5
        A. Nola 2B40000001.319.373.553.9260.0
        K. Seager 3B40100010.190.265.346.6110.5
        K. Negron LF-RF31200010.273.333.273.6062.5
        T. Milone P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        M. Carasiti P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        M. Magill P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - H. Pence (15)
          • HR - S. Choo (17), N. Mazara (14), R. Odor 2 (17)
          • SF - A. Cabrera (4)
          • RBI - S. Choo (41), N. Mazara (53), R. Odor 3 (55), A. Cabrera (47), T. Federowicz (7)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor (23)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Andrus, J. Gallo, R. Odor
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Crawford (17), T. Beckham (19)
          • RBI - J. Crawford (30), O. Narvaez (40)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Crawford (11), O. Narvaez (14)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Crawford 2 (2), D. Moore 2 (2), T. Beckham, A. Nola
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - E. Andrus (22)
          FIELDING
          • E - T. Milone
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Martin1.02110104.781.300.5
          P. Payano (W, 1-0)5.03111701.500.8320.5
          R. Montero2.02000200.001.005.0
          K. Bird1.00000008.032.113.0
          Total9.07221100---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Martin1.0
          P. Payano (W, 1-0)5.0
          R. Montero2.0
          K. Bird1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Milone (L, 1-5)6.09660534.451.070.5
          M. Carasiti1.00000005.191.733.0
          M. Magill2.01110114.451.524.5
          Total9.01077064---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Milone (L, 1-5)6.0
          M. Carasiti1.0
          M. Magill2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - B. Martin (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Martin 19-11, P. Payano 78-54, R. Montero 29-20, K. Bird 14-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Martin 2-0, P. Payano 4-4, R. Montero 3-1, K. Bird 2-1
          • Batters Faced - B. Martin 5, P. Payano 19, R. Montero 8, K. Bird 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Milone 90-67, M. Carasiti 11-6, M. Magill 29-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Milone 6-7, M. Carasiti 2-1, M. Magill 3-2
          • Batters Faced - T. Milone 27, M. Carasiti 3, M. Magill 7
          • 8TH INNING
            Odor homered to center72
          • 5TH INNING
            Crawford doubled to deep right, Negron scored62
          • 3RD INNING
            Odor homered to right, Gallo scored61
            Mazara homered to right41
          • 2ND INNING
            Federowicz singled to shallow center, Forsythe scored31
            Cabrera hit sacrifice fly to right, Odor scored21
          • 1ST INNING
            Narvaez singled to center, Smith scored11
            Choo homered to left center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • M. Magill Pitching:
            • A. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to first
            • T. Federowicz: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Federowicz popped out to shortstop
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Choo grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Kyle Bird relieved Rafael Montero
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Vogelbach lined out to right
            • A. Nola: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Nola grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Seager: Seager grounded out to second
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Matt Magill relieved Matt Carasiti
            • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gallo fouled out to third
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor homered to center
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Delino DeShields in center field
            • D. Moore: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Narvaez grounded out to pitcher
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Matt Carasiti relieved Tommy Milone
            • S. Choo: Ball, Choo grounded out to shortstop
            • El. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus grounded out to second
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Mazara flied out to left
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Rafael Montero relieved Pedro Payano
            • A. Nola: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Nola flied out to deep right
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Seager singled to center
            • K. Negron: Strike looking, Negron singled to right, Seager to second
            • M. Smith: Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to third, Seager to third, Negron to second
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • L. Forsythe: Foul, Ball, Forsythe grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera lined out to left
            • T. Federowicz: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Federowicz grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • P. Payano Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Narvaez struck out looking
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham fouled out to right
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Vogelbach grounded out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
            • H. Pence: Pence doubled to deep left
            • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • R. Odor: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • P. Payano Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Seager flied out to deep center
            • K. Negron: Strike looking, Ball, Negron singled to left
            • M. Smith: Foul, Smith lined out to left
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Crawford doubled to deep right, Negron scored
            • D. Moore: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • T. Federowicz: Foul, Ball, Federowicz flied out to center
            • S. Choo: Ball, Choo grounded out to second
            • El. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Andrus grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • P. Payano Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Narvaez struck out on foul tip
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Beckham doubled to left center
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
            • A. Nola: Ball, Nola grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Dylan Moore in left field
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Mazara homered to right
            • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Pence grounded out to second
            • J. Gallo: Gallo reached on an infield single to pitcher, Gallo to second on Milone throwing error
            • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Odor homered to right, Gallo scored
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Forsythe flied out to deep center
            • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera flied out to right
            • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
            • P. Payano Pitching:
            • K. Negron: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Negron struck out looking
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Smith grounded out to second
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Crawford walked
            • D. Moore: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Foul, Odor singled to right center
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Forsythe singled to right, Odor to third, Forsythe to second
            • A. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Cabrera hit sacrifice fly to right, Odor scored
            • T. Federowicz: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Federowicz singled to shallow center, Forsythe scored
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Foul, Choo lined out to center
            • El. Andrus: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Andrus reached on fielder's choice to third, Federowicz out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Pedro Payano relieved Brett Martin
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Vogelbach grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Nola: Nola flied out to right
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Choo homered to left center
            • El. Andrus: Strike looking, Andrus singled to right
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Mazara popped out to third
            • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Andrus stole second, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Martin Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Ball, Smith singled to shallow left
            • J. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith to second on wild pitch, Ball, Crawford grounded out to pitcher
            • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to third, Smith to third
            • O. Narvaez: Foul, Narvaez singled to center, Smith scored
            • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)