Stater Lynn, closer Kelley lead Rangers past Mariners 5-3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Gutty pitching performances came in different sizes for the Texas Rangers in their 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

Lance Lynn allowed two runs over seven innings and Shawn Kelley earned the save hours after learning that two lumps removed from his throat last week were benign.

Lynn (6-3) gave up five singles and one walk and had a season-high 11 strikeouts in his 200th career start. Kelley, who was activated from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday, allowed a two-out ninth-inning homer to Omar Narvaez, who had three hits, in earning his third save of the season.

The loss continued a tailspin for Seattle, which is 10-26 since a 13-2 start.

Nomar Mazara had three hits, an RBI and scored one of his two runs on a sacrifice fly after initially being ruled out at the plate before a successful Texas challenge. Joey Gallo hit a two-run home run, his 15th of the season, in the eighth inning.

Lynn had a shutout going into the seventh until an RBI single by Narvaez that nearly cleared the right-field fence. With the tying run at second base and one out, Lynn struck out Tim Beckham and J.P. Crawford to hold the lead and finish with 120 pitches, his highest total since May 2017.

''That was my inning to finish,'' Lynn said. ''I wanted to clean up my mess.''

Rangers manager Chris Woodward said he gave Lynn such leeway with an extra day's rest coming up.

Kelley was told he would pitch either the eighth or ninth inning. Woodward gave the eighth and a one-run lead to Jose Leclerc, who retired the side in order and has set down 16 straight batters over his last four games.

''I'd be lying to you if I didn't say there weren't thoughts over the last few weeks of, `Will I play again?''' said Kelley, 35. ''It was really fun to be out there and just be in a situation to help the guys.''

''It was awesome to have Kelley back out there,'' Woodward said.

The Rangers have won six of their last seven games to reach .500 at 23-23. Last season, they were at .500 once en route to finishing last in the American League West at 67-95.

Left-hander Tommy Milone (0-1) survived a 31-pitch first inning and allowed two runs on three hits in five innings in his first major league start of the season. Milone's contract was selected from Triple-A Tacoma earlier in the day.

Milone, 32, said his pre-game nerves were ''more excited than anything.''

''It was just a lot of fun to get back out there and be up here,'' he said.

LIL' HELP, PLEASE

The Mariners played without second baseman Dee Gordon and third baseman Ryon Healy, each placed on the 10-day injured list before the game. Gordon has a right wrist contusion, and Healy has lower back inflammation.

Rookie Shed Long, recalled from Tacoma, replaced Gordon and singled in the sixth inning for his first major league hit in his 11th big league at-bat.

''Been joking with him a little bit,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said. ''I said, `You'll eventually get a hit.'''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: LF Willie Calhoun left the game after six innings with tightness in his left quad. ... SS Elvis Andrus (right hamstring strain) began a rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Frisco, going 0 for 3 with one strikeout as the designated hitter.

UP NEXT

Mariners: In the series finale on Wednesday afternoon, LHP Marco Gonzales (5-3, 3.65 ERA) will seek to end a three-game losing streak during which he has a 5.93 ERA after compiling a 2.80 ERA in his first seven starts.

Rangers: RHP Adrian Sampson (1-3, 4.79 ERA) will make his second straight appearance when following an opener, this time Jesse Chavez. Sampson earned his first major league win last Friday, limiting the St. Louis Cardinals to one earned run in 5 1/3 innings.

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  • W: L. Lynn (6-3)L: T. Milone (0-1)S: S. Kelley (3)
  • HR: SEA - O. Narvaez (8), TEX - J. Gallo (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
  •  7.0 IP, 2 ER, BB, 11 SO, 120 P
  •  2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR, BB, SO, 2B
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D. Vogelbach DH31000110.264.396.6431.0401.5
E. Encarnacion 1B41100000.260.376.527.9022.0
O. Narvaez C41321000.301.373.507.8809.0
J. Bruce RF30010001.183.248.486.7341.0
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Forsythe SS40000112.307.412.500.9120.5
    W. Calhoun LF20000110.435.458.7391.1970.5
    D. Santana CF10000002.317.364.525.8880.0
    H. Pence DH41100003.305.359.629.9882.0
    N. Mazara RF42310011.261.318.447.7659.5
    J. Gallo CF-LF32221111.293.426.6871.11310.5
    A. Cabrera 3B30010003.216.288.446.7351.0
    R. Odor 2B30000133.165.237.362.6001.5
    R. Guzman 1B40110021.215.282.492.7742.0
    J. Mathis C30100101.167.217.231.4483.0
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      BATTING
      • HR - O. Narvaez (8)
      • SF - J. Bruce (2)
      • RBI - O. Narvaez 2 (20), J. Bruce (26)
      • 2-Out RBI - O. Narvaez (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger, D. Santana, J. Crawford
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Mazara 2 (10), J. Gallo (11), R. Guzman (6), J. Mathis (2)
      • HR - J. Gallo (15)
      • SF - A. Cabrera (2)
      • RBI - N. Mazara (24), J. Gallo 2 (35), A. Cabrera (26), R. Guzman (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Guzman (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Forsythe 2 (2), H. Pence 2 (2), N. Mazara, R. Odor 2 (2), J. Mathis
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - N. Mazara, R. Odor (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Forsythe-Cabrera-Guzman)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Milone (L, 0-1)5.03221603.600.807.0
      A. Adams1.02111105.401.40-0.5
      B. Brennan1.01001002.051.061.0
      R. Elias0.22221113.701.27-4.5
      C. Sadzeck0.10001102.371.00-0.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Milone (L, 0-1)5.0
      A. Adams1.0
      B. Brennan1.0
      R. Elias0.2
      C. Sadzeck0.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Lynn (W, 6-3)7.052211104.671.3628.5
      J. Leclerc (H, 3)1.00000105.031.423.5
      S. Kelley (S, 3)1.01110011.800.738.0
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Lynn (W, 6-3)7.0
      J. Leclerc (H, 3)1.0
      S. Kelley (S, 3)1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Sadzeck (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Milone 89-62, A. Adams 20-11, B. Brennan 19-12, R. Elias 17-9, C. Sadzeck 12-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Milone 4-5, A. Adams 2-0, B. Brennan 2-1, R. Elias 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Milone 19, A. Adams 6, B. Brennan 5, R. Elias 5, C. Sadzeck 2
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. Lynn (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 120-75, J. Leclerc 7-5, S. Kelley 18-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 3-6
      • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 26, J. Leclerc 3, S. Kelley 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
      •  7.0 IP, 2 ER, BB, 11 SO, 120 P
      •  2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR, BB, SO, 2B
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      D. Santana LF40000021.267.333.462.795-1.0
      D. Vogelbach DH31000110.264.396.6431.0401.5
      E. Encarnacion 1B41100000.260.376.527.9022.0
      O. Narvaez C41321000.301.373.507.8809.0
      J. Bruce RF30010001.183.248.486.7341.0
      T. Beckham 3B30000031.259.316.506.822-1.5
      J. Crawford SS30100021.238.256.381.6370.0
      S. Long 2B30100011.083.214.083.2980.5
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        L. Forsythe SS40000112.307.412.500.9120.5
        W. Calhoun LF20000110.435.458.7391.1970.5
        D. Santana CF10000002.317.364.525.8880.0
        H. Pence DH41100003.305.359.629.9882.0
        N. Mazara RF42310011.261.318.447.7659.5
        J. Gallo CF-LF32221111.293.426.6871.11310.5
        A. Cabrera 3B30010003.216.288.446.7351.0
        R. Odor 2B30000133.165.237.362.6001.5
        R. Guzman 1B40110021.215.282.492.7742.0
        J. Mathis C30100101.167.217.231.4483.0
        L. Lynn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Leclerc P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        S. Kelley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • HR - O. Narvaez (8)
          • SF - J. Bruce (2)
          • RBI - O. Narvaez 2 (20), J. Bruce (26)
          • 2-Out RBI - O. Narvaez (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger, D. Santana, J. Crawford
          BATTING
          • 2B - N. Mazara 2 (10), J. Gallo (11), R. Guzman (6), J. Mathis (2)
          • HR - J. Gallo (15)
          • SF - A. Cabrera (2)
          • RBI - N. Mazara (24), J. Gallo 2 (35), A. Cabrera (26), R. Guzman (11)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Guzman (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Forsythe 2 (2), H. Pence 2 (2), N. Mazara, R. Odor 2 (2), J. Mathis
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - N. Mazara, R. Odor (4)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Forsythe-Cabrera-Guzman)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Milone (L, 0-1)5.03221603.600.807.0
          A. Adams1.02111105.401.40-0.5
          B. Brennan1.01001002.051.061.0
          R. Elias0.22221113.701.27-4.5
          C. Sadzeck0.10001102.371.00-0.5
          Total8.0855591---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Milone (L, 0-1)5.0
          A. Adams1.0
          B. Brennan1.0
          R. Elias0.2
          C. Sadzeck0.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Lynn (W, 6-3)7.052211104.671.3628.5
          J. Leclerc (H, 3)1.00000105.031.423.5
          S. Kelley (S, 3)1.01110011.800.738.0
          Total9.06331121---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Lynn (W, 6-3)7.0
          J. Leclerc (H, 3)1.0
          S. Kelley (S, 3)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - C. Sadzeck (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Milone 89-62, A. Adams 20-11, B. Brennan 19-12, R. Elias 17-9, C. Sadzeck 12-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Milone 4-5, A. Adams 2-0, B. Brennan 2-1, R. Elias 1-0
          • Batters Faced - T. Milone 19, A. Adams 6, B. Brennan 5, R. Elias 5, C. Sadzeck 2
          PITCHING
          • WP - L. Lynn (7)
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 120-75, J. Leclerc 7-5, S. Kelley 18-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 3-6
          • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 26, J. Leclerc 3, S. Kelley 4
          • 9TH INNING
            Narvaez homered to right center35
          • 8TH INNING
            Gallo homered to right, Mazara scored25
          • 7TH INNING
            Bruce hit sacrifice fly to left, Encarnacion scored23
            Narvaez singled to deep right, Vogelbach scored, Encarnacion to third13
          • 6TH INNING
            Mazara doubled to left center, Pence scored03
          • 4TH INNING
            Cabrera hit sacrifice fly to center, Mazara scored02
          • 2ND INNING
            Guzman doubled to deep right, Gallo scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Shawn Kelley relieved Jose Leclerc
            • D. Vogelbach: Vogelbach popped out to shortstop
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Encarnacion flied out to center
            • O. Narvaez: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Narvaez homered to right center
            • J. Bruce: Bruce flied out to right
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Jose Leclerc relieved Lance Lynn
            • S. Long: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Long struck out swinging
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Haniger flied out to right
            • D. Santana: Santana flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Roenis Elias relieved Brandon Brennan
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara singled to center
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Gallo homered to right, Mazara scored
            • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Odor walked
            • R. Guzman: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
            • Connor Sadzeck relieved Roenis Elias
            • J. Mathis: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Odor stole second, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mathis walked
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Odor to third, Mathis to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Forsythe struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Danny Santana in center field
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Vogelbach walked
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion singled to left, Vogelbach to second
            • O. Narvaez: Narvaez singled to deep right, Vogelbach scored, Encarnacion to third
            • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bruce hit sacrifice fly to left, Encarnacion scored
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Narvaez to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Brandon Brennan relieved Austin Adams
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Ball, Guzman grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mathis doubled to deep right
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Forsythe walked
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Santana grounded out to second, Mathis to third, Forsythe to second
            • H. Pence: Pence flied out to center
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
            • S. Long: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Long singled to center
            • M. Haniger: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
            • D. Santana: Foul, Foul, Ball, Santana flied out to right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Austin Adams relieved Tommy Milone
            • W. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun grounded out to second
            • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pence singled to center
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Mazara doubled to left center, Pence scored
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked
            • A. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to first, Mazara to third, Gallo to second
            • R. Odor: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez singled to right center
            • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bruce grounded into double play shortstop to third to first, Narvaez out at second
            • T. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Beckham struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • R. Guzman: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
            • J. Mathis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mathis grounded out to third
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Forsythe grounded out to first
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion lined out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Mazara doubled to deep right
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Mazara stole third, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
            • A. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera hit sacrifice fly to center, Mazara scored, In play
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • J. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Foul, Crawford singled to center
            • S. Long: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Long lined out to second
            • M. Haniger: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe grounded out to pitcher
            • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun struck out looking
            • H. Pence: Pence fouled out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Encarnacion lined out to center
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Narvaez grounded out to first
            • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Bruce flied out to center
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gallo doubled to deep right
            • A. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to catcher, Gallo to third
            • R. Odor: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • R. Guzman: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Guzman doubled to deep right, Gallo scored
            • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mathis flied out to left
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Vogelbach grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Forsythe lined out to pitcher
            • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Calhoun walked
            • H. Pence: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pence popped out to third
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)