Skidding Rangers can't solve Gonzales as Mariners roll, 7-3

SEATTLE (AP) Marco Gonzales gave up a run in the first inning in part due to a fan. He gave up four singles in five batters to open the second and was immediately in a bases-loaded jam.

''For me, I'd rather have that early in the game than late when you're fatigued,'' Gonzales said. ''Guys on base, those are big situations that you'd like to have early on, and then hopefully that gets you in a groove.''

Gonzales recovered from the shaky start to throw seven strong innings, Austin Nola hit a three-run homer to put Seattle ahead for good, and the Mariners handed the Texas Rangers their eighth straight loss with a 7-3 victory Monday night.

The Rangers' swoon since the All-Star break continued as Texas was shut down by Gonzales (11-8) after the second inning. The left-hander finished seven for the second time in three starts, retiring 13 straight during one stretch and 17 of the final 18 batters he faced.

Gonzales allowed seven hits and struck out four, but was fortunate to even get through the second.

''Texas has been struggling a little bit and didn't want to give them a bunch of early momentum. He was able to shut it off right there and give us a chance,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said.

Texas took a 2-0 lead after Shin-Soo Choo's RBI single, the last of four singles in five batters to start the second inning. But Gonzales struck out Danny Santana looking on a borderline pitch and won a lengthy battle against Elvis Andrus to end the threat with a lineout to right field. Gonzales needed 12 pitches to finally get Andrus, and the at-bat included eight foul balls.

''I was just trying to make stuff up. I didn't know what he was doing, I don't know if he knew what I was doing, but it was a good battle,'' Gonzales said.

From there the only baserunner Gonzales allowed was Rougned Odor, who reached on a two-out single in the sixth. Roenis Elias got the final out for his 12th save.

Texas is 2-8 since the break and has fallen back to .500 at 50-50.

''You try not to let those things affect you, but everybody feels it, everybody wants to be the guy to stop our losing streak,'' manager Chris Woodward said. ''We've still got to go the same way we've prepared all year. Let's win each pitch of every game, just be as prepared as we possibly can, and have a game plan every at-bat, every pitch we throw, just not lose sight of that. It's important.''

Nola hit his third homer in the bottom of the second off Texas starter Adrian Sampson. Mallex Smith added a two-run single in the fourth and Kyle Seager homered leading off the eighth.

Sampson (6-7) made his first start since July 5 after three straight appearances out of the bullpen and gave up six runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.

''I wanted to be the guy to kind of stop the bleeding, pick up the team and get everyone right on track,'' Sampson said. ''That hanging curveball put up three runs. Other than that I thought I made some good pitches.''

STEALING A RUN

Texas took a 1-0 lead in the first with the help of an ambitious Rangers fan with good seats. With two outs, Hunter Pence hit a foul ball near the stands down the left field line. Seager raced over and leaned into the stands to make the catch, only to have it stolen by a young Rangers fan sitting in the first row. Later in the at-bat Pence singled to score Andrus.

CLOSING TIME

The Rangers placed closer Shawn Kelley on the 10-day injured list with biceps soreness in his right arm, but Woodward said the injury appears far less severe than first believed. Kelley left Sunday's game at Houston in the eighth after throwing several warmup pitches. An MRI showed no acute injury. Texas selected the contract of reliever Rafael Montero from Triple-A Nashville to take Kelley's roster spot and designated for assignment outfielder Carlos Tocci to clear a 40-man roster spot.

GORDON'S EXIT

Seattle 2B Dee Gordon left after the second inning due to a strained quad muscle and was replaced by Dylan Moore. Gordon was hit in the back of the shoulder on a pickoff attempt by Sampson, but Servais said it was the quad that caused him to pull Gordon. He finished the inning on the bases before being replaced.

UP NEXT

Rangers: Texas is expected to call up RHP Pedro Payano to make a spot start Tuesday night, but might also use an opener. Payano has appeared in one game this season for the Rangers. He's made 15 starts in the minors between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Nashville.

Mariners: Will start LHP Tommy Milone. Seattle was going to use an opener but decided to go with Milone from the start. He is 1-4 with a 3.95 ERA this season.

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  • W: M. Gonzales (11-8)L: A. Sampson (6-7)S: R. Elias (12)
  • HR: TEX - R. Odor (15), SEA - K. Seager (7), A. Nola (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Odor 2B42311000.196.256.405.6619.0
A. Cabrera 3B40100001.229.316.394.7101.0
D. DeShields CF40100020.257.345.361.7070.0
T. Federowicz C30000013.175.230.421.651-0.5
a- R. Guzman PH00000100.193.282.396.6781.0
A. Sampson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Martin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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K. Bird P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-walked for Federowicz in the 9th
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M. Smith CF50120024.235.305.365.6712.0
J. Crawford SS40210002.257.327.436.7624.0
D. Santana RF40000025.274.343.473.816-1.0
D. Vogelbach DH40000021.233.363.498.862-1.0
O. Narvaez C41100001.295.366.488.8532.0
T. Beckham LF32100120.239.294.470.7644.0
K. Negron LF00000000.125.222.125.3470.0
K. Seager 3B32111102.189.265.349.6148.0
A. Nola 1B32231002.349.404.6051.00911.0
D. Gordon 2B10100000.280.306.367.6731.0
D. Moore 2B30200011.210.307.357.6631.5
M. Gonzales P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Andrus (20)
    • HR - R. Odor (15)
    • RBI - S. Choo (40), H. Pence (49), R. Odor (52)
    • 2-Out RBI - H. Pence (19)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana 2 (2), E. Andrus 3 (3), N. Mazara 2 (2), A. Cabrera
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Crawford (16), T. Beckham (18)
    • HR - K. Seager (7), A. Nola (3)
    • RBI - M. Smith 2 (26), J. Crawford (29), K. Seager (19), A. Nola 3 (6)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Crawford (10), A. Nola 3 (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Smith, D. Santana 4 (4), O. Narvaez
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Andrus-Santana)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Sampson (L, 6-7)5.18662415.191.48-4.0
    B. Martin1.21000404.661.284.0
    P. Valdez0.12110114.501.90-2.5
    K. Bird0.20000008.742.290.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Sampson (L, 6-7)5.1
    B. Martin1.2
    P. Valdez0.1
    K. Bird0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Gonzales (W, 11-8)7.07220404.371.3324.0
    A. Bass1.01000204.071.153.0
    C. Gearrin0.21111114.461.54-2.5
    R. Elias (S, 12)0.10000004.811.337.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Gonzales (W, 11-8)7.0
    A. Bass1.0
    C. Gearrin0.2
    R. Elias (S, 12)0.1
    PITCHING
    • HBP - A. Sampson (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sampson 95-57, B. Martin 20-17, P. Valdez 8-7, K. Bird 6-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sampson 5-7, B. Martin 1-0, K. Bird 1-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Sampson 27, B. Martin 6, P. Valdez 3, K. Bird
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Gearrin (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 111-81, A. Bass 9-8, C. Gearrin 16-8, R. Elias 2-2
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 8-9, A. Bass 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 28, A. Bass 4, C. Gearrin 5, R. Elias
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    S. Choo LF40110000.284.382.494.8763.0
    D. Santana 1B50000035.313.346.554.900-1.5
    E. Andrus SS41200003.291.329.429.7584.0
    H. Pence DH40110001.290.347.575.9222.0
    N. Mazara RF40000012.252.306.431.737-0.5
    R. Odor 2B42311000.196.256.405.6619.0
    A. Cabrera 3B40100001.229.316.394.7101.0
    D. DeShields CF40100020.257.345.361.7070.0
    T. Federowicz C30000013.175.230.421.651-0.5
    a- R. Guzman PH00000100.193.282.396.6781.0
    A. Sampson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    B. Martin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-walked for Federowicz in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Smith CF50120024.235.305.365.6712.0
    J. Crawford SS40210002.257.327.436.7624.0
    D. Santana RF40000025.274.343.473.816-1.0
    D. Vogelbach DH40000021.233.363.498.862-1.0
    O. Narvaez C41100001.295.366.488.8532.0
    T. Beckham LF32100120.239.294.470.7644.0
    K. Negron LF00000000.125.222.125.3470.0
    K. Seager 3B32111102.189.265.349.6148.0
    A. Nola 1B32231002.349.404.6051.00911.0
    D. Gordon 2B10100000.280.306.367.6731.0
    D. Moore 2B30200011.210.307.357.6631.5
    M. Gonzales P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Bass P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    R. Elias P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Andrus (20)
      • HR - R. Odor (15)
      • RBI - S. Choo (40), H. Pence (49), R. Odor (52)
      • 2-Out RBI - H. Pence (19)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana 2 (2), E. Andrus 3 (3), N. Mazara 2 (2), A. Cabrera
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Crawford (16), T. Beckham (18)
      • HR - K. Seager (7), A. Nola (3)
      • RBI - M. Smith 2 (26), J. Crawford (29), K. Seager (19), A. Nola 3 (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Crawford (10), A. Nola 3 (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Smith, D. Santana 4 (4), O. Narvaez
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Andrus-Santana)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Sampson (L, 6-7)5.18662415.191.48-4.0
      B. Martin1.21000404.661.284.0
      P. Valdez0.12110114.501.90-2.5
      K. Bird0.20000008.742.290.0
      Total8.01177292---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Sampson (L, 6-7)5.1
      B. Martin1.2
      P. Valdez0.1
      K. Bird0.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Gonzales (W, 11-8)7.07220404.371.3324.0
      A. Bass1.01000204.071.153.0
      C. Gearrin0.21111114.461.54-2.5
      R. Elias (S, 12)0.10000004.811.337.0
      Total9.0933171---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Gonzales (W, 11-8)7.0
      A. Bass1.0
      C. Gearrin0.2
      R. Elias (S, 12)0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Sampson (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sampson 95-57, B. Martin 20-17, P. Valdez 8-7, K. Bird 6-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sampson 5-7, B. Martin 1-0, K. Bird 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Sampson 27, B. Martin 6, P. Valdez 3, K. Bird
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Gearrin (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 111-81, A. Bass 9-8, C. Gearrin 16-8, R. Elias 2-2
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 8-9, A. Bass 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 28, A. Bass 4, C. Gearrin 5, R. Elias
      • 9TH INNING
        Odor homered to left37
      • 8TH INNING
        Seager homered to right center27
      • 6TH INNING
        Crawford singled to right center, Nola scored, Moore to third26
      • 4TH INNING
        Smith singled to right center, Beckham and Seager scored, Moore to second25
      • 2ND INNING
        Nola homered to left, Narvaez and Beckham scored23
        Choo singled to shallow right, Odor scored, Cabrera to third, DeShields to second20
      • 1ST INNING
        Pence singled to center, Andrus scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Cory Gearrin relieved Anthony Bass
        • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Odor homered to left
        • A. Cabrera: Cabrera lined out to left
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
        • Ronald Guzman hit for Tim Federowicz
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Guzman walked
        • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Choo hit by pitch, Guzman to second
        • Roenis Elias relieved Cory Gearrin
        • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Santana flied out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Anthony Bass relieved Marco Gonzales
        • Kristopher Negron in left field
        • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • E. Andrus: Andrus reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • H. Pence: Pence grounded out to third, Andrus to second
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Phillips Valdez relieved Brett Martin
        • K. Seager: Ball, Seager homered to right center
        • A. Nola: Strike looking, Nola singled to center
        • D. Moore: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
        • Kyle Bird relieved Phillips Valdez
        • M. Smith: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Smith grounded into double play shortstop to first, Nola out at second
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: DeShields flied out to center
        • T. Federowicz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Federowicz lined out to center
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Choo grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Martin Pitching:
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Vogelbach struck out looking
        • O. Narvaez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Narvaez grounded out to first
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • H. Pence: Ball, Pence grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Mazara lined out to shortstop
        • R. Odor: Odor singled to left
        • A. Cabrera: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sampson Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Foul, Ball, Seager grounded out to first
        • A. Nola: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Nola hit by pitch
        • D. Moore: Moore singled to right, Nola to second
        • Brett Martin relieved Adrian Sampson
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
        • J. Crawford: Strike swinging, Crawford singled to right center, Nola scored, Moore to third
        • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Choo grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • E. Andrus: Andrus lined out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sampson Pitching:
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Foul, Vogelbach grounded out to first
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Narvaez flied out to deep center
        • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Beckham struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
        • D. DeShields: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
        • T. Federowicz: Strike swinging, Ball, Federowicz flied out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sampson Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Beckham doubled to deep left
        • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager walked
        • A. Nola: Nola fouled out to first
        • D. Moore: Ball, Moore reached on an infield single to shortstop, Beckham to third, Seager to second
        • M. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Smith singled to right center, Beckham and Seager scored, Moore to second
        • J. Crawford: Crawford popped out to shortstop
        • D. Santana: Ball, Santana reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Smith out at second
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Dylan Moore at second base
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Foul, Pence grounded out to third
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Mazara lined out to center
        • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Ball, Odor popped out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sampson Pitching:
        • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Foul, Crawford doubled to right
        • D. Santana: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Santana struck out on foul tip
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Vogelbach grounded out to third
        • O. Narvaez: Narvaez fouled out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • R. Odor: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Odor singled to right center
        • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera singled to left, Odor to second
        • D. DeShields: DeShields reached on bunt single to pitcher, Odor to third, Cabrera to second
        • T. Federowicz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Federowicz struck out swinging
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo singled to shallow right, Odor scored, Cabrera to third, DeShields to second
        • D. Santana: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Andrus lined out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sampson Pitching:
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Narvaez singled to center
        • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Beckham walked, Narvaez to second
        • K. Seager: Ball, Seager flied out to deep left
        • A. Nola: Nola homered to left, Narvaez and Beckham scored
        • D. Gordon: Foul, Gordon reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Smith lined out to left
        • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Choo grounded out to first
        • D. Santana: Strike looking, Santana grounded out to second
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Foul, Ball, Andrus doubled to deep right
        • H. Pence: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pence singled to center, Andrus scored
        • N. Mazara: Mazara popped out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sampson Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Crawford popped out to third
        • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Santana grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)