Haniger, Cruz homer in Mariners' 7-6 win over Rays

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Seattle Mariners got early home runs from Mitch Haniger and Nelson Cruz and held on for a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night, one that brightened their wild-card hopes another notch.

''I think every single game from here on out is going to be a huge game for us, so we're just looking to capitalize on every opportunity,'' said Haniger, who staked the Mariners to a 4-1 lead with a grand slam in the third inning.

Haniger, who was hit in the face by a pitch on July 29, hit his first career grand slam in his first game back after a three-week stretch on the disabled list. It was his eighth homer of the season.

Cruz, who is on an 11-game hitting streak, hit his 31st homer and his seventh in 10 games, raising his league-leading RBI total to 100. It was measured at 371 feet, or 101 feet less than his homer on Friday night.

''They all count. It was just far enough,'' manager Scott Servais said. ''We are riding the broomstick right now, no doubt. Nellie is hot, swinging the bat great, and everybody else is contributing as well.''

The Mariners' fourth straight win left them near the top of a pack of teams competing for a wild card berth with six weeks left in the season.

''Every team in the wild-card hunt right now has had its hot streaks and its cold streaks. We're no different than anybody else,'' Servais said. ''Hopefully we can ride this hot streak a little longer.''

Both home runs came off Jake Odorizzi, who gave up seven runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings. Odorizzi (6-7) lost his third straight start.

Steven Souza Jr. hit his 26th homer and Lucas Duda hit his fifth for the Rays, who lost for the eighth time in nine games. Logan Morrison added a pinch-hit homer in the ninth, his 29th of the season.

The six runs were the most by the Rays in a home game since June 23. They have scored only 30 runs in their last 15 games.

''The bats finally came to life. To me that's the story of the game,'' manager Kevin Cash said. ''We lost. It stinks, but we needed to see some type of production, some type of positive performance from the offense and I think we provided that right down to the very last out.''

Ariel Miranda (8-6) won for the first time in nine starts since June 30, giving up three runs and five hits while striking out five in five innings.

Edwin Diaz, the fifth Seattle reliever, pitched the ninth for his 27th save.

CATWALK DOUBLE PLAY

Mariners catcher Mike Zunino hit into the first catwalk double play in the history of Tropicana Field. With Guillermo Heredia on first base in the seventh inning, Zunino hit a towering popup that changed direction as it caromed off a catwalk and dropped into left-center field. Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechevarria dived to catch it. Noticing nobody covering second base, Heredia tagged up and beat Hechavarria's throw to second, but slid over the bag and was tagged out.

RAYS CLAIM PUELLO

The Rays claimed OF Cesar Puello off outright waivers from the Los Angeles Angels late Saturday and announced they will make a corresponding roster move. Puello, 26, has spent 10 minor league seasons in the Mets, Yankees, Rangers and Angels organizations.

TRAINER'S ROOM

MARINERS: OF Jarrod Dyson (strained right groin) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. Haniger replaced Dyson on the active roster after a 6-game rehab assignment.

RAYS: RHP Matt Andriese, whose Friday night rehab start ended after two pitches when a ball was hit off his shin, will make at least two more rehab starts, according to Cash.

UP NEXT

Seattle born and raised LHP Blake Snell (1-6) will pitch Sunday's season finale for the Rays after breaking a 16-start winless streak at Toronto on Tuesday. RHP Yovani Gallardo (5-8) will make his fifth career start at Tropicana Field, his first for the Mariners.

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MarinersSEA63-61
0043000007100
RaysTB60-65
101003001690
  • W: A. Miranda (8-6)L: J. Odorizzi (6-7)S: E. Diaz (27)
  • HR: SEA - N. Cruz (31), M. Haniger (8), TB - L. Duda (22), L. Morrison (29), S. Souza (26)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Segura SS51100013.317.368.435.8032.5
Y. Alonso 1B41110113.266.364.510.8743.5
R. Cano 2B41200102.275.335.457.7914.0
N. Cruz DH42221112.295.377.571.9489.5
K. Seager 3B51100023.253.323.442.7641.0
M. Haniger RF41241101.259.363.440.80211.0
B. Gamel LF40100110.297.349.420.7691.5
G. Heredia CF30000114.283.346.392.7380.5
M. Zunino C30000101.222.301.469.7701.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Kiermaier CF41200021.261.333.411.7443.0
    P. Bourjos LF41110012.229.275.403.6773.5
    a- C. Dickerson PH10000000.283.327.493.8190.0
    E. Longoria DH30000112.264.321.439.7600.5
    S. Souza RF41111013.258.362.499.8615.5
    W. Ramos C41210011.233.273.392.6653.5
    L. Duda 1B41121012.242.350.525.8756.5
    T. Plouffe 3B30000020.204.274.325.600-1.0
    b- B. Miller 2B10000010.190.330.310.641-0.5
    A. Hechavarria SS40100000.236.256.307.5621.0
    D. Robertson 2B30000021.214.306.344.650-1.0
    c- L. Morrison PH11111000.249.355.515.8706.0
    • a-grounded out for Bourjos in the 9th
    • b-struck out for Plouffe in the 8th
    • c-homered for Robertson in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Segura (23)
    • HR - N. Cruz (31), M. Haniger (8)
    • RBI - Y. Alonso (54), N. Cruz 2 (100), M. Haniger 4 (28)
    BATTING
    • 2B - P. Bourjos (8)
    • HR - S. Souza (26), L. Duda (22), L. Morrison (29)
    • RBI - P. Bourjos (11), S. Souza (73), W. Ramos (16), L. Duda 2 (46), L. Morrison (68)
    • 2-Out RBI - W. Ramos (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - A. Hechavarria, D. Robertson
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Miranda (W, 8-6)5.05331514.781.2015.5
    E. Pagan0.23220212.650.85-4.0
    M. Rzepczynski (H, 15)1.00000102.811.293.5
    T. Zych (H, 12)0.10000002.661.250.0
    N. Vincent (H, 23)1.00000301.930.994.5
    E. Diaz (S, 27)1.01110113.741.238.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Miranda (W, 8-6)5.0
    E. Pagan0.2
    M. Rzepczynski (H, 15)1.0
    T. Zych (H, 12)0.1
    N. Vincent (H, 23)1.0
    E. Diaz (S, 27)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Odorizzi (L, 6-7)3.28775224.741.34-15.0
    C. Whitley1.11000203.280.993.0
    D. Jennings1.00001103.911.382.5
    S. Romo1.00001004.731.182.0
    S. Cishek1.01000102.100.902.5
    A. Colome1.00000103.191.213.5
    PITCHING
    • HBP - A. Miranda (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Miranda 94-57, E. Pagan 15-11, M. Rzepczynski 13-8, T. Zych 6-3, N. Vincent 12-9, E. Diaz 11-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Miranda 1-9, M. Rzepczynski 1-1, E. Diaz 2-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Miranda 22, E. Pagan 5, M. Rzepczynski 3, T. Zych, N. Vincent 3, E. Diaz 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 97-53, C. Whitley 18-11, D. Jennings 17-11, S. Romo 18-9, S. Cishek 12-8, A. Colome 10-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 1-8, D. Jennings 1-1, S. Cishek 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 24, C. Whitley 5, D. Jennings 4, S. Romo 3, S. Cishek 4, A. Colome 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    MarinersSEA63-61
    0043000007100
    RaysTB60-65
    101003001690
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Segura SS51100013.317.368.435.8032.5
    Y. Alonso 1B41110113.266.364.510.8743.5
    R. Cano 2B41200102.275.335.457.7914.0
    N. Cruz DH42221112.295.377.571.9489.5
    K. Seager 3B51100023.253.323.442.7641.0
    M. Haniger RF41241101.259.363.440.80211.0
    B. Gamel LF40100110.297.349.420.7691.5
    G. Heredia CF30000114.283.346.392.7380.5
    M. Zunino C30000101.222.301.469.7701.0
    Total36710727719-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      K. Kiermaier CF41200021.261.333.411.7443.0
      P. Bourjos LF41110012.229.275.403.6773.5
      a- C. Dickerson PH10000000.283.327.493.8190.0
      E. Longoria DH30000112.264.321.439.7600.5
      S. Souza RF41111013.258.362.499.8615.5
      W. Ramos C41210011.233.273.392.6653.5
      L. Duda 1B41121012.242.350.525.8756.5
      T. Plouffe 3B30000020.204.274.325.600-1.0
      b- B. Miller 2B10000010.190.330.310.641-0.5
      A. Hechavarria SS40100000.236.256.307.5621.0
      D. Robertson 2B30000021.214.306.344.650-1.0
      c- L. Morrison PH11111000.249.355.515.8706.0
      Total36696311212-----
      • a-grounded out for Bourjos in the 9th
      • b-struck out for Plouffe in the 8th
      • c-homered for Robertson in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Segura (23)
      • HR - N. Cruz (31), M. Haniger (8)
      • RBI - Y. Alonso (54), N. Cruz 2 (100), M. Haniger 4 (28)
      BATTING
      • 2B - P. Bourjos (8)
      • HR - S. Souza (26), L. Duda (22), L. Morrison (29)
      • RBI - P. Bourjos (11), S. Souza (73), W. Ramos (16), L. Duda 2 (46), L. Morrison (68)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Ramos (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - A. Hechavarria, D. Robertson
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Miranda (W, 8-6)5.05331514.781.2015.5
      E. Pagan0.23220212.650.85-4.0
      M. Rzepczynski (H, 15)1.00000102.811.293.5
      T. Zych (H, 12)0.10000002.661.250.0
      N. Vincent (H, 23)1.00000301.930.994.5
      E. Diaz (S, 27)1.01110113.741.238.5
      Total9.09661123---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Miranda (W, 8-6)5.0
      E. Pagan0.2
      M. Rzepczynski (H, 15)1.0
      T. Zych (H, 12)0.1
      N. Vincent (H, 23)1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 27)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Odorizzi (L, 6-7)3.28775224.741.34-15.0
      C. Whitley1.11000203.280.993.0
      D. Jennings1.00001103.911.382.5
      S. Romo1.00001004.731.182.0
      S. Cishek1.01000102.100.902.5
      A. Colome1.00000103.191.213.5
      Total9.01077772---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Odorizzi (L, 6-7)3.2
      C. Whitley1.1
      D. Jennings1.0
      S. Romo1.0
      S. Cishek1.0
      A. Colome1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Miranda (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Miranda 94-57, E. Pagan 15-11, M. Rzepczynski 13-8, T. Zych 6-3, N. Vincent 12-9, E. Diaz 11-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Miranda 1-9, M. Rzepczynski 1-1, E. Diaz 2-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Miranda 22, E. Pagan 5, M. Rzepczynski 3, T. Zych, N. Vincent 3, E. Diaz 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 97-53, C. Whitley 18-11, D. Jennings 17-11, S. Romo 18-9, S. Cishek 12-8, A. Colome 10-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 1-8, D. Jennings 1-1, S. Cishek 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 24, C. Whitley 5, D. Jennings 4, S. Romo 3, S. Cishek 4, A. Colome 3
      • 9TH INNING
        Morrison homered to right center76
      • 6TH INNING
        Duda homered to right center, Ramos scored75
        Souza homered to left center73
      • 4TH INNING
        Cruz homered to right, Alonso scored72
        Alonso singled to center, Segura scored, Alonso to second52
      • 3RD INNING
        Bourjos doubled to deep left, Kiermaier scored42
        Haniger homered to left, Cano, Cruz and Seager scored41
      • 1ST INNING
        Ramos singled to left, Bourjos scored, Longoria to second01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Alex Colome relieved Steve Cishek
        • K. Seager: Ball, Seager flied out to deep center
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Haniger popped out to second
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Edwin Diaz relieved Nick Vincent
        • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Ball, Hechavarria grounded out to second
        • Logan Morrison hit for Daniel Robertson
        • L. Morrison: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Morrison homered to right center
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Kiermaier struck out looking
        • Corey Dickerson hit for Peter Bourjos
        • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Dickerson grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Steve Cishek relieved Sergio Romo
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Segura grounded out to first
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso flied out to left
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cano singled to center
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Nick Vincent relieved Tony Zych
        • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ramos struck out swinging
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Duda struck out looking
        • Brad Miller hit for Trevor Plouffe
        • B. Miller: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Sergio Romo relieved Dan Jennings
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gamel popped out to third
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Heredia walked
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Zunino popped into double play shortstop to second, Heredia out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Rzepczynski Pitching:
        • P. Bourjos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bourjos grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Longoria lined out to right
        • Tony Zych relieved Marc Rzepczynski
        • S. Souza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Souza flied out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Dan Jennings relieved Chase Whitley
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cano walked
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Cruz flied out to deep center
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • M. Haniger: Haniger grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Miranda Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Souza homered to left center
        • Emilio Pagan relieved Ariel Miranda
        • W. Ramos: Foul, Ramos singled to shallow left
        • L. Duda: Ball, Duda homered to right center, Ramos scored
        • T. Plouffe: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Plouffe struck out swinging
        • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Hechavarria singled to shallow left
        • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
        • Marc Rzepczynski relieved Emilio Pagan
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Whitley Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Zunino flied out to deep left
        • J. Segura: Ball, Segura popped out to third
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Miranda Pitching:
        • D. Robertson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Robertson lined out to left
        • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Ball, Ball, Kiermaier reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • P. Bourjos: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Bourjos struck out on foul tip
        • E. Longoria: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Segura doubled to deep center
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Alonso singled to center, Segura scored, Alonso to second
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Cano lined out to second
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Cruz homered to right, Alonso scored
        • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Seager flied out to deep center
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Haniger walked
        • Chase Whitley relieved Jake Odorizzi
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gamel singled to left, Haniger to third
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Heredia struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Miranda Pitching:
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Duda flied out to center
        • T. Plouffe: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Plouffe struck out looking
        • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hechavarria lined out to right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Foul, Ball, Cano reached on an infield single to second
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cruz walked, Cano to second
        • K. Seager: Foul, Seager singled to right, Cano to third, Cruz to second
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Haniger homered to left, Cano, Cruz and Seager scored
        • B. Gamel: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Gamel lined out to right
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Heredia grounded out to second
        • M. Zunino: Zunino flied out to left
        • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Miranda Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kiermaier hit by pitch
        • P. Bourjos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bourjos doubled to deep left, Kiermaier scored
        • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Longoria fouled out to third
        • S. Souza: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
        • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Ramos lined out to left
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger singled to center
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gamel walked, Haniger to second
        • G. Heredia: Foul, Ball, Heredia popped out to second
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Zunino walked, Haniger to third, Gamel to second
        • J. Segura: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Miranda Pitching:
        • T. Plouffe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Plouffe popped out to shortstop
        • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hechavarria fouled out to first
        • D. Robertson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Segura flied out to right
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cano fouled out to catcher
        • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Ball, Cruz singled to right center, Alonso to second
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Miranda Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier singled to center
        • P. Bourjos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bourjos reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Kiermaier out at second
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Longoria walked, Bourjos to second
        • S. Souza: Souza lined out to left
        • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ball, Ramos singled to left, Bourjos scored, Longoria to second
        • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Duda flied out to center
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)