Cano, Seager power Mariners past Twins 12-3

SEATTLE (AP) Thanks to Seattle's resurgent lineup, James Paxton was able to afford a rare inconsistent outing.

Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager each hit a three-run homer, and Paxton was effective enough for five innings to help the Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 12-3 on Tuesday night.

Cano staked the Mariners to a 3-0 lead in the first and Seager's shot capped a seven-run fourth that made it 12-2 as Seattle won for the eighth time in nine games. During that span, the Mariners are averaging more than seven runs per game.

''A big, big night for our offense,'' manager Scott Servais said. ''Great to see. We're on a nice little roll right now. It's different guys chipping in. Robbie got us going early, and a big night for Seager with the three-run homer and a double.''

Paxton (5-0), who missed most of May with a left forearm strain, allowed three runs and five hits with three walks in his second start since coming off the disabled list.

''I wasn't as sharp tonight, felt a little off mechanically, just couldn't really find my rhythm,'' said Paxton, who did not permit an earned run in five of his previous seven starts. ''But that happens, and picked a good game to do it when we score 12 runs, so it worked out OK.''

Hector Santiago (4-6) lasted just 2 2/3 innings, giving up five runs and three hits with four walks, all of which came around to score. He is 0-5 with a 9.93 ERA in his last six starts.

Twins catcher Chris Gimenez, who was behind the plate for the first seven innings, pitched the eighth and retired all three batters he faced.

''I haven't talked to him postgame yet, but he came out and didn't have command early,'' Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said about Santiago. ''Couple walks and then the three-run homer before he could even blink. It seemed like he settled down a little bit after that, but he walked four guys the first three innings and they all scored. It just puts you in a bad spot.''

Guillermo Heredia and Danny Valencia opened the first with consecutive walks and Cano followed with his 11th homer.

Santiago walked Cano and Nelson Cruz with one out in the third and Seager followed with an RBI double. Cruz, who has been nursing a tight right calf muscle, came home on Taylor Motter's sacrifice fly to make it 5-0.

Brian Dozier homered in a two-run fourth for Minnesota, the first long ball allowed by Paxton this season.

Seattle answered with seven runs in the bottom half before the Twins got an out. Valencia hit a three-run double to make it 8-2 and came around on consecutive singles by Cano and Cruz. Seager followed with his sixth homer.

The Twins got to Paxton again in the fifth on Joe Mauer's RBI single.

''Pax, not as sharp as we saw him last time out,'' Servais said. ''The long innings kind of affected him going back out there. Just didn't really get in a good flow with his stuff. It happens. He's been out there, had the one great start the last time. But he hung in there. I wanted him to get the win.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: SS Jorge Polanco originally was in the starting lineup, but was scratched to return to the Dominican Republic following the death of his grandfather. Ehire Adrianza started at SS. . Relief pitcher Alex Wimmers was hit in the leg by a liner in the fifth, but faced two more hitters. ''I give him credit for staying in the game because it was a direct hit, but thankfully it got pretty much all calf muscle,'' Molitor said. ''I'm sure it's pretty sore right about now. Probably going to have to deal with some soreness for a couple of days, so we will see how quickly he can respond.''

Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez (right shoulder inflammation) started for Triple-A Tacoma, allowing five runs and four hits in two innings with three strikeouts and two walks during a 50-pitch outing. ... OF Mitch Haniger (strained right oblique) was the DH for Tacoma, going 1 for 4. He is scheduled to play in the field at Tacoma on Wednesday. ''Again, just get through it healthy, not looking at the results so much,'' Servais said. ... SS Jean Segura (high right ankle sprain) got rid of his protective boot, but has yet to resume baseball activities. ''I'm optimistic. I don't think he's going be out as long as was initially said,'' Servais said. ''But, that's just going off what Jean's telling me and what he's feeling. Sometimes the last part of the rehab with the high ankle sprain can be the most difficult when you start doing the cutting and lateral movement.''

UP NEXT

Twins: LHP Adalberto Mejia (1-1, 3.95 ERA) makes his seventh start in the second game of the three-game series. He was sent to Triple-A after three starts, but since being recalled on May 21, has allowed six earned runs in 18 innings.

Mariners: RHP Yovani Gallardo (2-6, 6.24) has lost his last three starts, allowing 17 earned runs in 12 innings and twice failing to get out of the fourth.

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MIN29-25
0002100003110
SEA29-30
30270000X12120
  • W: J. Paxton (5-0)L: H. Santiago (4-6)
  • HR: MIN - B. Dozier (9), SEA - R. Cano (11), K. Seager (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Dozier 2B41111112.237.332.415.7476.5
J. Mauer 1B50210000.290.360.415.7753.0
M. Sano 3B51200013.306.409.6071.0163.5
R. Grossman LF30100203.268.413.449.8624.0
M. Kepler RF50110005.267.344.455.8002.0
E. Escobar C40200011.239.288.385.6731.5
C. Gimenez P30000113.185.354.277.6310.5
E. Adrianza SS40000013.281.324.344.668-0.5
B. Buxton CF41200022.201.281.286.5663.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Heredia LF42200110.286.347.379.7254.5
    D. Valencia 1B32130101.283.346.439.7858.0
    a- T. Smith SS10000010.333.333.6671.000-0.5
    R. Cano 2B33231200.288.352.513.86513.0
    N. Cruz DH21110110.299.383.563.9463.5
    B. Powell DH21000002.200.333.200.5331.0
    K. Seager 3B51241000.258.333.407.74011.0
    T. Motter 1B40210000.222.294.405.6995.0
    B. Gamel RF40100032.321.396.448.844-0.5
    M. Zunino C41100032.217.278.348.6260.5
    J. Dyson CF31000012.227.325.314.6391.5
    • a-struck out for Valencia in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Sano (9), R. Grossman (7), B. Buxton (5)
    • HR - B. Dozier (9)
    • RBI - B. Dozier (23), J. Mauer (24), M. Kepler (26)
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Valencia (10), K. Seager (11)
    • HR - R. Cano (11), K. Seager (6)
    • SF - T. Motter
    • RBI - D. Valencia 3 (29), R. Cano 3 (37), N. Cruz (46), K. Seager 4 (32), T. Motter (21)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Motter (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - R. Cano, D. Valencia, T. Motter
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    H. Santiago (L, 4-6)2.23554415.261.43-9.0
    R. Rosario0.145501030.863.00-8.5
    A. Wimmers1.23221314.501.25-1.5
    C. Breslow1.12000102.571.191.5
    B. Boshers1.00000102.250.883.5
    PITCHERSIP
    H. Santiago (L, 4-6)2.2
    R. Rosario0.1
    A. Wimmers1.2
    C. Breslow1.1
    B. Boshers1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Paxton (W, 5-0)5.05333411.691.0013.0
    T. Zych1.01001202.301.282.0
    D. Altavilla2.04000104.911.552.5
    N. Vincent1.01000002.190.972.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Paxton (W, 5-0)5.0
    T. Zych1.0
    D. Altavilla2.0
    N. Vincent1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Breslow
    • HBP - R. Rosario
    • Pitches-Strikes - H. Santiago 72-40, R. Rosario 28-16, A. Wimmers 42-23, C. Breslow 23-15, B. Boshers 12-10, C. Gimenez 9-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Santiago 1-3, B. Boshers 1-1, C. Gimenez 1-2
    • Batters Faced - H. Santiago 15, R. Rosario 6, A. Wimmers 9, C. Breslow 6, B. Boshers 3, C. Gimenez 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Paxton 2 (9)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 96-57, T. Zych 29-21, D. Altavilla 35-23, N. Vincent 15-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 5-5, T. Zych 1-0, N. Vincent 1-2
    • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 22, T. Zych 5, D. Altavilla 10, N. Vincent 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    MIN29-25
    0002100003110
    SEA29-30
    30270000X12120
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Dozier 2B41111112.237.332.415.7476.5
    J. Mauer 1B50210000.290.360.415.7753.0
    M. Sano 3B51200013.306.409.6071.0163.5
    R. Grossman LF30100203.268.413.449.8624.0
    M. Kepler RF50110005.267.344.455.8002.0
    E. Escobar C40200011.239.288.385.6731.5
    C. Gimenez P30000113.185.354.277.6310.5
    E. Adrianza SS40000013.281.324.344.668-0.5
    B. Buxton CF41200022.201.281.286.5663.0
    Total37311314722-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      G. Heredia LF42200110.286.347.379.7254.5
      D. Valencia 1B32130101.283.346.439.7858.0
      a- T. Smith SS10000010.333.333.6671.000-0.5
      R. Cano 2B33231200.288.352.513.86513.0
      N. Cruz DH21110110.299.383.563.9463.5
      B. Powell DH21000002.200.333.200.5331.0
      K. Seager 3B51241000.258.333.407.74011.0
      T. Motter 1B40210000.222.294.405.6995.0
      B. Gamel RF40100032.321.396.448.844-0.5
      M. Zunino C41100032.217.278.348.6260.5
      J. Dyson CF31000012.227.325.314.6391.5
      Total3512121225109-----
      • a-struck out for Valencia in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Sano (9), R. Grossman (7), B. Buxton (5)
      • HR - B. Dozier (9)
      • RBI - B. Dozier (23), J. Mauer (24), M. Kepler (26)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Valencia (10), K. Seager (11)
      • HR - R. Cano (11), K. Seager (6)
      • SF - T. Motter
      • RBI - D. Valencia 3 (29), R. Cano 3 (37), N. Cruz (46), K. Seager 4 (32), T. Motter (21)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Motter (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - R. Cano, D. Valencia, T. Motter
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      H. Santiago (L, 4-6)2.23554415.261.43-9.0
      R. Rosario0.145501030.863.00-8.5
      A. Wimmers1.23221314.501.25-1.5
      C. Breslow1.12000102.571.191.5
      B. Boshers1.00000102.250.883.5
      Total8.01212125102---
      PITCHERSIP
      H. Santiago (L, 4-6)2.2
      R. Rosario0.1
      A. Wimmers1.2
      C. Breslow1.1
      B. Boshers1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Paxton (W, 5-0)5.05333411.691.0013.0
      T. Zych1.01001202.301.282.0
      D. Altavilla2.04000104.911.552.5
      N. Vincent1.01000002.190.972.0
      Total9.01133471---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Paxton (W, 5-0)5.0
      T. Zych1.0
      D. Altavilla2.0
      N. Vincent1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Breslow
      • HBP - R. Rosario
      • Pitches-Strikes - H. Santiago 72-40, R. Rosario 28-16, A. Wimmers 42-23, C. Breslow 23-15, B. Boshers 12-10, C. Gimenez 9-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Santiago 1-3, B. Boshers 1-1, C. Gimenez 1-2
      • Batters Faced - H. Santiago 15, R. Rosario 6, A. Wimmers 9, C. Breslow 6, B. Boshers 3, C. Gimenez 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Paxton 2 (9)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 96-57, T. Zych 29-21, D. Altavilla 35-23, N. Vincent 15-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 5-5, T. Zych 1-0, N. Vincent 1-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 22, T. Zych 5, D. Altavilla 10, N. Vincent 4
      • 5TH INNING
        Mauer singled to center, Buxton scored, Dozier to third312
      • 4TH INNING
        Seager homered to right, Cano and Powell scored212
        Cruz singled to left center, Valencia scored, Cano to second29
        Valencia doubled to left center, Zunino, Dyson and Heredia scored28
        Kepler reached on fielder's choice to second, Sano scored, Grossman out at second25
        Dozier homered to left15
      • 3RD INNING
        Motter hit sacrifice fly to left, Cruz scored, Seager to third05
        Seager doubled to deep right center, Cano scored, Cruz to third04
      • 1ST INNING
        Cano homered to right center, Heredia and Valencia scored03
      • 9TH INNING
        • Nick Vincent relieved Dan Altavilla
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mauer singled to left center
        • M. Sano: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Sano popped out to first
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Grossman reached on fielder's choice to second, Mauer out at second
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Kepler lined out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • D. Altavilla Pitching:
        • E. Escobar: Escobar singled to center
        • C. Gimenez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gimenez popped out to third
        • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Adrianza flied out to deep center
        • B. Buxton: Buxton doubled to left, Escobar to third
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Gimenez Pitching:
        • B. Powell: Ball, Powell grounded out to first
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager flied out to deep center
        • T. Motter: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Motter fouled out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Dan Altavilla relieved Tony Zych
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dozier popped out to third
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Mauer lined out to left
        • M. Sano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sano singled to center
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Grossman doubled to deep right, Sano to third
        • M. Kepler: Strike swinging, Kepler popped out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Buddy Boshers relieved Craig Breslow
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Heredia popped out to first
        • T. Smith: Tyler Smith facing Buddy Boshers
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Cano grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Tony Zych relieved James Paxton
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Kepler singled to left center
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Escobar reached on fielder's choice to first, Kepler out at second
        • C. Gimenez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gimenez walked, Escobar to second
        • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Adrianza struck out looking
        • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Buxton struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Breslow Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager lined out to left
        • T. Motter: Strike looking, Motter singled to center
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike looking, Gamel singled to center, Motter to second
        • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Dyson lined out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Adrianza grounded out to third
        • B. Buxton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Buxton singled to left
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Buxton to second on wild pitch, Ball, Dozier walked
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Mauer singled to center, Buxton scored, Dozier to third
        • M. Sano: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Grossman flied out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wimmers Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Foul, Heredia reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Valencia popped out to third
        • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cano walked, Heredia to second
        • Craig Breslow relieved Alex Wimmers
        • B. Powell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Heredia to third, Cano to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Powell lined out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Dozier homered to left
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Mauer fouled out to left
        • M. Sano: Ball, Ball, Sano doubled to deep right center
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Sano to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grossman walked
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Kepler reached on fielder's choice to second, Sano scored, Grossman out at second
        • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Escobar singled to right, Kepler to third
        • C. Gimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Gimenez popped out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Rosario Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Zunino singled to left center
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dyson hit by pitch, Zunino to second
        • G. Heredia: Heredia singled to left, Zunino to third, Dyson to second
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Valencia doubled to left center, Zunino, Dyson and Heredia scored
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Cano singled to center, Valencia to third
        • Alex Wimmers relieved Randy Rosario
        • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Cruz singled to left center, Valencia scored, Cano to second
        • Boog Powell ran for Nelson Cruz
        • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Seager homered to right, Cano and Powell scored
        • T. Motter: Motter popped out to shortstop
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
        • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Zunino struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (7 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • C. Gimenez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gimenez struck out swinging
        • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Adrianza lined out to pitcher
        • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Buxton struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Santiago Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Valencia fouled out to pitcher
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cano walked
        • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked, Cano to second
        • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Seager doubled to deep right center, Cano scored, Cruz to third
        • T. Motter: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Motter hit sacrifice fly to left, Cruz scored, Seager to third
        • Randy Rosario relieved Hector Santiago
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grossman walked
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kepler grounded into double play first to second to first, Grossman out at second
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Santiago Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Dyson grounded out to pitcher
        • G. Heredia: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Heredia struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Dozier flied out to right
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mauer grounded out to first
        • M. Sano: Strike swinging, Ball, Sano grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Santiago Pitching:
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Heredia walked
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Valencia walked, Heredia to second
        • R. Cano: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cano homered to right center, Heredia and Valencia scored
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • K. Seager: Ball, Seager popped out to third
        • T. Motter: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Motter singled to left
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Motter stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)