Bartolo Colon dominant as Rangers shut out Mariners 5-1

SEATTLE (AP) The line drive off the bat of Seattle's Jean Segura was estimated at 101 mph. As much as Texas starter Bartolo Colon tried to get his glove up and shift his body, there was no way he could avoid being struck.

After Colon picked up the loose ball and threw Segura out at first base, he laughed as the Rangers staff rushed to check on him.

''The important thing is we won the game and I was able to get the out,'' Colon said through an interpreter. ''He got me on the side. It was not in the middle. And I have a big belly so I can (handle) it.''

All kidding aside, Colon put together arguably his best performance of the season on Wednesday, allowing four hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings and giving the Rangers a 5-1 win over the Mariners. On the cusp of his 45th birthday, Colon (2-1) was excellent spotting his fastball and using his breaking pitches to keep Seattle off balance, a night after the Mariners scored nine runs.

''Everything was working. My curve, my fastball, my slider - everything was working,'' Colon said.

It was the second time this season he pitched into the eighth, the previous against Houston when he was perfect through seven innings. Colon struck out two and threw 71 of 96 pitches for strikes.

''It's unbelievable. He's not tricking you. He just executes and gets the job done,'' Seattle's Kyle Seager said.

Offense was scarce for both teams. The Rangers took advantage of two key mistakes by Seattle in the ninth inning to earn a split of the brief series.

Delino DeShields gave Texas the lead with a two-out RBI double in the eighth inning that scored Isiah Kiner-Falefa. The Rangers added four more in the ninth, all after Ryon Healy's two-out error and two runs scoring on a wacky strikeout.

Ronald Guzman struck out swinging with the bases loaded and two outs, but catcher David Freitas couldn't handle the pitch from Marc Rzepczynski. Jurickson Profar scored from third on the passed ball and Kiner-Falefa from second after Freitas made an unnecessary throw trying to get Guzman at first base.

The Rangers added two more runs - one due to the hustle of Shin-Soo Choo reaching on an infield hit - to cap the sloppy inning by Seattle.

''I threw a slider and (Freitas) was thinking fastball. I'll just say that. We got crossed up and it ended up getting by him and cost us two runs,'' Rzepczynski said.

Seager's homer in the ninth was the extent of Seattle's offense. The Mariners threatened in the eighth after Colon was lifted, but Jose Leclerc got Segura to pop out on the first pitch with runners on second and third.

Seattle starter Christian Bergman didn't allow a hit until Kiner-Falefa reached on an infielder grounder in the fifth inning. Bergman allowed two hits in seven shutout innings making a spot start after being recalled from Triple-A. He was lifted to start the eighth inning after striking out five and throwing 90 pitches.

James Pazos (1-1) was tagged with the loss after giving up two hits opening the eighth. It was his first run allowed since April 7.

POSITION SWITCH

Seattle manager Scott Servais said there's a chance Dee Gordon could be moved to second base sometime this weekend. Gordon played center field again Wednesday but did pregame work for a second straight day at his old position.

ROSTER MOVE

To clear a spot for Bergman on the 25-man roster, right-handed reliever Eric Goeddel was designated for assignment by the Mariners. He is out of minor league options.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: Elvis Andrus will join the team in Chicago and may be able to resume baseball activities like fielding and playing catch. Andrus has been out since breaking his right elbow on April 12.

Mariners: Nelson Cruz was sore a day after getting hit by a pitch on his right foot and leaving a game early. Servais expects it will be a few days before Cruz is back in the lineup but didn't believe a DL stint was needed.

UP NEXT

Rangers: LHP Cole Hamels (2-4) makes his 10th start as the Rangers open a series against the Chicago White Sox. Hamels has a 2.73 ERA in his past five starts.

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (3-3) makes his ninth start of the season as the Mariners open a series against Detroit. Gonzales has thrown six innings in each of his last four starts, but took the loss in his last outing also against the Tigers.

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R. Odor 2B41100013.200.268.260.5281.5
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J. Segura SS40000002.309.332.429.7600.0
M. Haniger RF40100000.294.380.569.9491.0
K. Seager 3B41111001.241.302.458.7606.0
R. Healy 1B30000101.278.320.588.9081.0
B. Gamel LF40200002.194.275.274.5503.0
M. Zunino DH30100002.207.253.451.7041.0
G. Heredia PR-DH00000000.260.397.420.8170.0
A. Romine 2B30000022.167.265.200.465-1.0
D. Freitas C30000001.220.333.317.6500.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. DeShields (5), J. Profar (11)
    • RBI - D. DeShields 2 (6), S. Choo (16)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. DeShields 2 (6), S. Choo (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Gamel (3)
    • HR - K. Seager (8)
    • RBI - K. Seager (28)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - R. Guzman
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Profar-Odor-Guzman)
    FIELDING
    • E - R. Healy
    • PB - D. Freitas (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Colon (W, 2-1)7.24000302.820.8428.5
    J. Diekman0.01000003.681.64-1.0
    J. Leclerc (H, 3)0.10000002.570.930.0
    K. Kela1.01111015.061.380.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Colon (W, 2-1)7.2
    J. Diekman0.0
    J. Leclerc (H, 3)0.1
    K. Kela1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Bergman7.02000500.000.2924.5
    J. Pazos (L, 1-1)0.12110101.650.80-7.5
    N. Vincent0.22100103.631.27-1.5
    M. Rzepczynski0.20301308.532.680.5
    D. Altavilla0.11002003.681.43-3.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 96-71, J. Diekman 2-1, J. Leclerc 1-1, K. Kela 25-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 11-9, K. Kela 2-0
    • Batters Faced - B. Colon 27, J. Diekman, J. Leclerc, K. Kela 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - M. Rzepczynski
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bergman 90-59, J. Pazos 6-6, N. Vincent 10-8, M. Rzepczynski 18-12, D. Altavilla 20-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bergman 8-8, M. Rzepczynski 1-0, D. Altavilla 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Bergman 23, J. Pazos 3, N. Vincent 4, M. Rzepczynski 5, D. Altavilla 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    S. Choo DH50110013.241.312.382.6951.5
    J. Profar SS51100003.231.308.392.7013.0
    N. Mazara RF40000011.279.335.509.844-0.5
    J. Gallo LF40000031.200.281.475.756-1.5
    I. Kiner-Falefa 3B32200100.257.308.385.6935.0
    R. Odor 2B41100013.200.268.260.5281.5
    R. Guzman 1B41000032.200.264.350.6141.5
    C. Perez C20100000.143.167.229.3951.0
    a- R. Chirinos PH-C10000112.194.273.417.6890.5
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    • a-struck out for Perez in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    J. Segura SS40000002.309.332.429.7600.0
    M. Haniger RF40100000.294.380.569.9491.0
    K. Seager 3B41111001.241.302.458.7606.0
    R. Healy 1B30000101.278.320.588.9081.0
    B. Gamel LF40200002.194.275.274.5503.0
    M. Zunino DH30100002.207.253.451.7041.0
    G. Heredia PR-DH00000000.260.397.420.8170.0
    A. Romine 2B30000022.167.265.200.465-1.0
    D. Freitas C30000001.220.333.317.6500.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - D. DeShields (5), J. Profar (11)
      • RBI - D. DeShields 2 (6), S. Choo (16)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. DeShields 2 (6), S. Choo (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Gamel (3)
      • HR - K. Seager (8)
      • RBI - K. Seager (28)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Guzman
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Profar-Odor-Guzman)
      FIELDING
      • E - R. Healy
      • PB - D. Freitas (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Colon (W, 2-1)7.24000302.820.8428.5
      J. Diekman0.01000003.681.64-1.0
      J. Leclerc (H, 3)0.10000002.570.930.0
      K. Kela1.01111015.061.380.0
      Total9.0611131---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Colon (W, 2-1)7.2
      J. Diekman0.0
      J. Leclerc (H, 3)0.1
      K. Kela1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Bergman7.02000500.000.2924.5
      J. Pazos (L, 1-1)0.12110101.650.80-7.5
      N. Vincent0.22100103.631.27-1.5
      M. Rzepczynski0.20301308.532.680.5
      D. Altavilla0.11002003.681.43-3.0
      Total9.07513100---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Bergman7.0
      J. Pazos (L, 1-1)0.1
      N. Vincent0.2
      M. Rzepczynski0.2
      D. Altavilla0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 96-71, J. Diekman 2-1, J. Leclerc 1-1, K. Kela 25-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 11-9, K. Kela 2-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Colon 27, J. Diekman, J. Leclerc, K. Kela 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - M. Rzepczynski
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bergman 90-59, J. Pazos 6-6, N. Vincent 10-8, M. Rzepczynski 18-12, D. Altavilla 20-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bergman 8-8, M. Rzepczynski 1-0, D. Altavilla 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Bergman 23, J. Pazos 3, N. Vincent 4, M. Rzepczynski 5, D. Altavilla 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Seager homered to right51
        Choo reached on an infield single to second, Guzman scored, Chirinos to third, DeShields to second50
        DeShields walked, Odor scored, Guzman to third, Chirinos to second40
        Profar and Kiner-Falefa scored, Odor to third on passed ball30
      • 8TH INNING
        DeShields doubled to deep right, Kiner-Falefa scored, Odor to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • N. Vincent Pitching:
        • J. Profar: Profar doubled to shallow right
        • Marc Rzepczynski relieved Nick Vincent
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Kiner-Falefa intentionally walked
        • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Guzman safe at first on 1st baseman Healy fielding error, Profar to third, Kiner-Falefa to second
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Profar and Kiner-Falefa scored, Odor to third on passed ball
        • Dan Altavilla relieved Marc Rzepczynski
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Guzman stole second, Foul, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, DeShields walked, Odor scored, Guzman to third, Chirinos to second
        • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Choo reached on an infield single to second, Guzman scored, Chirinos to third, DeShields to second
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Profar grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Choo out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Keone Kela relieved Jose Leclerc
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger grounded out to third
        • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Seager homered to right
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Healy walked
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gamel grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Healy out at second
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • James Pazos relieved Christian Bergman
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Kiner-Falefa singled to left
        • R. Odor: Odor reached on bunt single to second, Kiner-Falefa to second
        • R. Guzman: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
        • Robinson Chirinos hit for Carlos Perez
        • Nick Vincent relieved James Pazos
        • R. Chirinos: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • D. DeShields: DeShields doubled to deep right, Kiner-Falefa scored, Odor to third
        • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Zunino singled to left
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Romine struck out looking
        • D. Freitas: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Freitas lined out to left
        • Jake Diekman relieved Bartolo Colon
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon singled to shallow center, Zunino to second
        • Jose Leclerc relieved Jake Diekman
        • Guillermo Heredia ran for Mike Zunino
        • J. Segura: Segura flied out to shallow right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Bergman Pitching:
        • J. Profar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Profar lined out to center
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Mazara grounded out to first
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Strike swinging, Haniger singled to center
        • K. Seager: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Seager reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Haniger out at second
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Healy flied out to deep right
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Gamel grounded out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Bergman Pitching:
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
        • C. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Perez singled to left
        • D. DeShields: Ball, DeShields popped out to second
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • D. Freitas: Freitas grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Segura grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Bergman Pitching:
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mazara flied out to left
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Kiner-Falefa reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • R. Odor: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy grounded out to second
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Gamel doubled to deep left
        • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Zunino popped out to second
        • A. Romine: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Romine struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Bergman Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Ball, Foul, DeShields grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Choo flied out to deep center
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Profar flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Strike swinging, Segura grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger flied out to deep right
        • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Seager grounded out to first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Bergman Pitching:
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Odor grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike swinging, Guzman flied out to deep left
        • C. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Perez grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Romine lined out to first
        • D. Freitas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Freitas grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Gordon: Gordon lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Bergman Pitching:
        • N. Mazara: Mazara grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Gallo flied out to center
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Seager flied out to right
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Gamel singled to shallow center
        • M. Zunino: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Zunino flied out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Bergman Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: DeShields flied out to deep center
        • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Choo grounded out to second
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Profar grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon flied out to left
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Segura grounded out to third
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Haniger grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)