Encarnacion stars with glove and bat, Mariners top Twins 7-4

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners expected Edwin Encarnacion would make an impact with his bat this season.

His glovework, that's been a bonus.

Encarnacion made several nice plays at first base early in the game, then hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning that helped the Mariners beat Minnesota 7-4 Sunday, snapping the Twins' five-game winning streak.

Mitch Haniger and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back homers as the Mariners ended a three-game skid, a day after an 18-4 drubbing.

Yusei Kikuchi (3-1) gave up one earned run in six innings, striking out six.

Primarily a designated hitter in recent seasons, the 36-year-old Encarnacion has been getting a lot of time in the field since being traded to Seattle in December.

Encarnacion cut across the diamond for a diving grab in the second inning and made a running, basket catch in foul territory in the third. He also stretched out twice to handle difficult throws for outs.

Haniger hit a two-out, two-run homer in the fifth that made it 3-all and Vogelbach followed with his 13th home run off Kyle Gibson (4-2).

Encarnacion provided a cushion with his 13th homer.

''He's just a quality impactful hitter in the middle of the lineup for them and it's not surprising to see him to good things, driving the ball, and having good at-bats,'' Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.

Jorge Polanco had four hits for the Twins.

NEXT!

The Mariners continued to remake their bullpen, promoting RHP David McKay from Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday and designating Mike Wright for assignment. Seattle acquired Wright on April 24 after Baltimore cut him, hoping he could add depth to an inexperienced bullpen that's given away games this season. But he allowed 11 runs in 11 innings. Seattle manager Scott Servais said the team would like to have him back if he clears waivers.

McKay was available immediately to a pitching staff that's reeling. Seattle gave up 40 runs in the four-game series against Minnesota.

UP NEXT

Twins: RHP Jake Odorizzi (6-2, 2.63 ERA) goes for his seventh win in a row after victories in each of his last six starts as Minnesota plays at the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

Mariners: RHP Mike Leake (3-4, 4.00 ERA) looks for his second consecutive win as Seattle plays at Texas on Monday night.

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  • W: Y. Kikuchi (3-1)L: K. Gibson (4-2)
  • HR: SEA - E. Encarnacion (13), D. Vogelbach (13), M. Haniger (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Polanco SS51410010.343.405.6061.0115.5
J. Schoop DH40010004.273.317.506.8242.0
C. Cron 1B40000024.263.325.533.858-1.0
E. Rosario LF40000000.260.293.520.8140.0
W. Astudillo C40100001.278.282.444.7261.0
M. Sano 3B40000031.176.211.471.681-1.5
E. Adrianza RF41100021.203.313.348.6611.0
L. Arraez 2B21100200.500.667.7501.4174.0
B. Buxton CF31000123.275.335.514.8501.0
K. Gibson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. May P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Gordon 2B40000001.284.313.374.6870.0
    M. Haniger RF32121120.232.330.508.8388.0
    D. Vogelbach DH32211100.258.392.6291.0219.0
    E. Encarnacion 1B42331001.255.372.522.89412.0
    D. Santana LF40210011.274.343.478.8213.5
    O. Narvaez C40000012.288.362.477.840-0.5
    R. Healy 3B40100022.240.293.461.7550.0
    J. Crawford SS41200012.257.278.429.7062.5
    M. Smith CF40000012.170.254.268.522-0.5
    Y. Kikuchi P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    B. Brennan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • RBI - J. Polanco (21), J. Schoop (25)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Polanco (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Schoop 2 (2), C. Cron 3 (3), W. Astudillo, E. Adrianza
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Encarnacion (4), D. Santana (12), J. Crawford (3)
      • HR - M. Haniger (12), D. Vogelbach (13), E. Encarnacion (13)
      • RBI - M. Haniger 2 (26), D. Vogelbach (28), E. Encarnacion 3 (33), D. Santana (38)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger 2 (13), D. Vogelbach (6), E. Encarnacion 3 (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Encarnacion, D. Santana, R. Healy, J. Crawford, M. Smith
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Crawford
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Gordon-Encarnacion)
      • E - J. Crawford (2), Y. Kikuchi
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gibson (L, 4-2)6.09440624.471.253.0
      T. May1.01332114.151.33-2.5
      M. Morin1.01000101.290.572.5
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gibson (L, 4-2)6.0
      T. May1.0
      M. Morin1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Kikuchi (W, 3-1)6.05312603.431.0823.0
      B. Brennan (H, 6)2.00000302.131.037.5
      R. Elias1.02111103.041.18-0.5
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Kikuchi (W, 3-1)6.0
      B. Brennan (H, 6)2.0
      R. Elias1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 91-59, T. May 32-16, M. Morin 17-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 4-7, T. May 2-0, M. Morin 2-0
      • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 26, T. May 6, M. Morin 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - Y. Kikuchi
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Kikuchi 93-57, B. Brennan 27-17, R. Elias 19-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Kikuchi 6-6, B. Brennan 1-2, R. Elias 1-1
      • Batters Faced - Y. Kikuchi 26, B. Brennan 6, R. Elias 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      SEA23-26
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Polanco SS51410010.343.405.6061.0115.5
      J. Schoop DH40010004.273.317.506.8242.0
      C. Cron 1B40000024.263.325.533.858-1.0
      E. Rosario LF40000000.260.293.520.8140.0
      W. Astudillo C40100001.278.282.444.7261.0
      M. Sano 3B40000031.176.211.471.681-1.5
      E. Adrianza RF41100021.203.313.348.6611.0
      L. Arraez 2B21100200.500.667.7501.4174.0
      B. Buxton CF31000123.275.335.514.8501.0
      K. Gibson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      T. May P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      M. Morin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. Gordon 2B40000001.284.313.374.6870.0
        M. Haniger RF32121120.232.330.508.8388.0
        D. Vogelbach DH32211100.258.392.6291.0219.0
        E. Encarnacion 1B42331001.255.372.522.89412.0
        D. Santana LF40210011.274.343.478.8213.5
        O. Narvaez C40000012.288.362.477.840-0.5
        R. Healy 3B40100022.240.293.461.7550.0
        J. Crawford SS41200012.257.278.429.7062.5
        M. Smith CF40000012.170.254.268.522-0.5
        Y. Kikuchi P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        B. Brennan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        R. Elias P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total34711732811-----
          BATTING
          • RBI - J. Polanco (21), J. Schoop (25)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Polanco (12)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Schoop 2 (2), C. Cron 3 (3), W. Astudillo, E. Adrianza
          BATTING
          • 2B - E. Encarnacion (4), D. Santana (12), J. Crawford (3)
          • HR - M. Haniger (12), D. Vogelbach (13), E. Encarnacion (13)
          • RBI - M. Haniger 2 (26), D. Vogelbach (28), E. Encarnacion 3 (33), D. Santana (38)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger 2 (13), D. Vogelbach (6), E. Encarnacion 3 (17)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Encarnacion, D. Santana, R. Healy, J. Crawford, M. Smith
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - J. Crawford
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Gordon-Encarnacion)
          • E - J. Crawford (2), Y. Kikuchi
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          K. Gibson (L, 4-2)6.09440624.471.253.0
          T. May1.01332114.151.33-2.5
          M. Morin1.01000101.290.572.5
          Total8.01177283---
          PITCHERSIP
          K. Gibson (L, 4-2)6.0
          T. May1.0
          M. Morin1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          Y. Kikuchi (W, 3-1)6.05312603.431.0823.0
          B. Brennan (H, 6)2.00000302.131.037.5
          R. Elias1.02111103.041.18-0.5
          Total9.07423100---
          PITCHERSIP
          Y. Kikuchi (W, 3-1)6.0
          B. Brennan (H, 6)2.0
          R. Elias1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 91-59, T. May 32-16, M. Morin 17-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 4-7, T. May 2-0, M. Morin 2-0
          • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 26, T. May 6, M. Morin 4
          PITCHING
          • HBP - Y. Kikuchi
          • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Kikuchi 93-57, B. Brennan 27-17, R. Elias 19-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Kikuchi 6-6, B. Brennan 1-2, R. Elias 1-1
          • Batters Faced - Y. Kikuchi 26, B. Brennan 6, R. Elias 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Polanco singled to center, Adrianza scored, Arraez to second47
          • 7TH INNING
            Encarnacion homered to left center, Haniger and Vogelbach scored37
          • 5TH INNING
            Vogelbach homered to center34
            Haniger homered to center, Crawford scored33
            Rosario safe at first on shortstop Crawford fielding error, Polanco scored31
            Schoop grounded out to pitcher, Buxton scored, Polanco to third21
            Polanco reached on an infield single to pitcher, Arraez scored, Buxton to third, Polanco to second on Kikuchi throwing error11
          • 4TH INNING
            Santana doubled to deep center, Encarnacion scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Roenis Elias relieved Brandon Brennan
            • M. Sano: Ball, Sano grounded out to first
            • E. Adrianza: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Adrianza singled to left center
            • L. Arraez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arraez walked, Adrianza to second
            • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Buxton struck out swinging
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Polanco singled to center, Adrianza scored, Arraez to second
            • J. Schoop: Schoop flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • B. Brennan Pitching:
            • C. Cron: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
            • E. Rosario: Foul, Foul, Rosario flied out to deep right
            • W. Astudillo: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Astudillo lined out to right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Mike Morin relieved Trevor May
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Narvaez struck out looking
            • R. Healy: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Healy singled to center
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Crawford reached on fielder's choice to first, Healy out at second
            • M. Smith: Smith grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Brandon Brennan relieved Yusei Kikuchi
            • B. Buxton: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Buxton struck out looking
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Trevor May relieved Kyle Gibson
            • M. Smith: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Smith grounded out to first
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gordon grounded out to second
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger walked
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Vogelbach walked, Haniger to second
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Encarnacion homered to left center, Haniger and Vogelbach scored
            • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
            • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
            • M. Sano: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
            • E. Adrianza: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Adrianza struck out swinging
            • L. Arraez: Arraez grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Foul, Narvaez fouled out to first
            • R. Healy: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
            • J. Crawford: Crawford singled to left
            • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Crawford caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
            • L. Arraez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arraez walked
            • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Buxton walked, Arraez to second
            • J. Polanco: Foul, Ball, Polanco reached on an infield single to pitcher, Arraez scored, Buxton to third, Polanco to second on Kikuchi throwing error
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Schoop grounded out to pitcher, Buxton scored, Polanco to third
            • C. Cron: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cron popped out to second
            • E. Rosario: Rosario safe at first on shortstop Crawford fielding error, Polanco scored
            • W. Astudillo: Pickoff attempt, Astudillo flied out to right
            • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford doubled to deep left
            • M. Smith: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Gordon lined out to right
            • M. Haniger: Haniger homered to center, Crawford scored
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Vogelbach homered to center
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion singled to left
            • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Santana grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
            • E. Rosario: Strike swinging, Rosario flied out to left
            • W. Astudillo: Astudillo singled to center
            • M. Sano: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
            • E. Adrianza: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Adrianza struck out looking
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Vogelbach popped out to third
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Encarnacion doubled to deep left
            • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana doubled to deep center, Encarnacion scored
            • O. Narvaez: Foul, Ball, Narvaez flied out to left
            • R. Healy: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
            • E. Adrianza: Ball, Strike looking, Adrianza fouled out to first
            • L. Arraez: Ball, Ball, Arraez singled to right
            • B. Buxton: Ball, Buxton flied out to deep left
            • J. Polanco: Pickoff attempt, Polanco singled to right, Arraez to second
            • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Ball, Schoop hit by pitch, Arraez to third, Polanco to second
            • C. Cron: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Foul, Smith flied out to deep center
            • D. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to first
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
            • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rosario grounded out to third
            • W. Astudillo: Ball, Foul, Astudillo popped out to first
            • M. Sano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana singled to center
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Narvaez lined out to third
            • R. Healy: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Healy reached on fielder's choice to third, Santana out at second
            • J. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
            • J. Polanco: Foul, Ball, Polanco singled to center
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Schoop grounded into double play second to first, Polanco out at second
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cron grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gordon grounded out to second
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Vogelbach singled to right
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Encarnacion flied out to left
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)