Big shots by Gamel, Seager push Mariners past Rangers 10-3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Kyle Seager put himself in some elite Seattle Mariners company with another big blast against Texas.

Seager and Ben Gamel both hit three-run homers to help power the Mariners to a 10-3 victory Tuesday night in a matchup of wild card hopefuls.

''We've been in some tight ball games, and haven't quite been able to get over the hump,'' Seager said. ''So it's nice to get a bunch of runs early and kind of let everything settle down.''

The Mariners led 7-1 after Seager went deep in the third for his 150th career home. He became only the third player to reach 150 homers with the Mariners before turning 30 - joining Alex Rodriguez (696 career homers) and Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. (630).

''That's good names to be associated. I think they might have been slightly younger when they hit their 150th,'' said the 29-year-old Seager, in his seventh season. ''For me to stick in the big leagues I had to hit for more power. I wasn't going to steal a bunch of bases.''

Seager's 22 homers against the Rangers are his most against any team, and matched Mike Trout and Adam Lind for the most by an active player against Texas.

Texas (72-72) and Seattle (72-73) have split the first two games of their four-game series. The Rangers dropped three games behind Minnesota for the American League's second wild card, while the Mariners remained 3 1/2 back after the Twins also won.

Mariners manager Scott Servais felt his team, with 17 games left, responded well after a meeting before Tuesday's game.

''I thought we did get after it,'' Servais said. ''It's too late if you wait till there's five or six games left so you've got to win them all. Our guys are focused.''

Marco Gonzales (1-1), traded from St. Louis to Seattle on July 21, got his first victory in six starts for Seattle. The lefty struck out six while allowing three runs over five innings, his longest outing this season.

Miguel Gonzalez (7-11), pulled after Seager's homer, made his second start overall and first at home for the Rangers since being acquired Aug. 31 from the Chicago White Sox. He allowed seven runs and seven hits while recording only seven outs.

''Seems like most everything is one-sided for him right now, allowing hitters to eliminate one side of the plate,'' manager Jeff Banister said.

Willie Calhoun, the prized prospect the Rangers got when they traded Yu Darvish to the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 31, had an RBI single in his first major league at-bat. The Rangers purchased his contract from Triple-A Round Rock early in the day.

''That was fun. I definitely enjoyed it. I can't even soak it in yet,'' said Calhoun, who finished 1 for 4. ''It's an unreal feeling and to be able to do that is really cool.''

DOUBLING UP

Mitch Haniger's double in the sixth was his 20th of the season. That made him the seventh Mariners player with at least 20 doubles. ... Haniger's double hit about a foot from the top of the 14-foot wall in the left-field corner. He scored when Robinson Cano followed with a double off the very top of the 8-foot wall in right-center, a play that umpires looked at on replay to make sure it wasn't a home run.

SHORT HOPS

Banister was ejected from the game in the fourth by home plate umpire Jeff Nelson after voicing his displeasure from the dugout about the umpire's strike zone after Ryan Rua was out on a called third strike. ... Six Mariners had multiple hits. Gamel and Cano each had three. ... All 10 of Texas' hits were singles.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: 3B Adrian Beltre (left hamstring strain) was activated from the DL, even though he hasn't run since getting hurt Aug. 31. It was still unclear when the newest member of the 3,000-hit club might be available to play again this season, if at all. ... Keone Kela (right shoulder soreness), who last pitched Aug. 4, was reinstated from the DL.

UP NEXT

Mariners: Mike Leake has won both of starts for Seattle since being acquired from St. Louis on Aug. 30.

Rangers: Martin Perez (12-10) has won seven consecutive starts, one short of the Rangers club record set by Kenny Rogers in 2005.

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MarinersSEA72-73
04301110010151
RangersTEX72-72
0120000003100
  • W: M. Gonzales (1-1)L: M. Gonzalez (7-11)
  • HR: SEA - K. Seager (24), B. Gamel (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Segura SS40010100.295.346.418.7652.0
T. Motter SS10000010.199.264.339.603-0.5
M. Haniger RF52200013.280.358.483.8424.5
R. Cano 2B51310000.283.343.467.8097.0
G. Beckham 2B00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Cruz DH52200004.285.369.529.8984.0
J. Hannemann DH00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Seager 3B42131103.255.324.456.78010.0
Y. Alonso 1B41200101.264.364.496.8604.0
M. Zunino C41220113.242.320.487.8075.5
B. Gamel LF51331021.279.328.411.7399.0
G. Heredia CF50000015.257.321.353.674-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. DeShields CF40100122.282.357.389.7461.0
    S. Choo RF51200002.265.363.416.7793.0
    E. Andrus SS30000113.304.348.494.8420.5
    N. Mazara DH41210013.261.335.442.7783.5
    J. Gallo 3B40110012.208.335.544.8801.5
    R. Chirinos C30100012.273.381.558.9390.5
    B. Nicholas C10000001.282.317.538.8560.0
    W. Calhoun LF40110010.250.250.250.5001.5
    R. Odor 2B30100112.213.257.409.6661.5
    P. Gosselin PR00000000.140.178.163.3410.0
    R. Rua 1B41100012.224.302.353.6561.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Haniger (20), R. Cano 2 (33)
      • HR - K. Seager (24), B. Gamel (9)
      • RBI - J. Segura (40), R. Cano (88), K. Seager 3 (77), M. Zunino 2 (56), B. Gamel 3 (52)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Segura (18), R. Cano (26)
      BATTING
      • RBI - N. Mazara (94), J. Gallo (74), W. Calhoun
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Mazara (27), J. Gallo (30)
      FIELDING
      • DP - Y. Alonso, R. Cano, J. Segura, T. Motter, G. Beckham, M. Gonzales
      • E - S. Simmons
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - W. Calhoun
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Gonzales (W, 1-1)5.08331606.821.7613.0
      J. Pazos1.00000303.531.354.5
      D. Altavilla1.00002004.701.511.0
      S. Simmons1.00000000.000.753.0
      C. Lawrence1.02000006.971.911.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Gonzalez (L, 7-11)2.17770124.861.47-12.5
      N. Gardewine0.21001001.931.93-2.0
      A. Bibens-Dirkx3.15331104.851.370.5
      J. Leclerc1.22002204.091.410.0
      P. Espino1.00000205.681.324.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 66-48, J. Pazos 15-11, D. Altavilla 21-9, S. Simmons 7-5, C. Lawrence 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 5-3, S. Simmons 2-1, C. Lawrence 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 23, J. Pazos 3, D. Altavilla 5, S. Simmons 3, C. Lawrence 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Leclerc (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzalez 44-31, N. Gardewine 17-10, A. Bibens-Dirkx 54-29, J. Leclerc 36-18, P. Espino 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzalez 1-5, N. Gardewine 1-1, A. Bibens-Dirkx 5-4, J. Leclerc 3-0, P. Espino 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Gonzalez 14, N. Gardewine 4, A. Bibens-Dirkx 16, J. Leclerc 9, P. Espino 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      MarinersSEA72-73
      04301110010151
      RangersTEX72-72
      0120000003100
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Segura SS40010100.295.346.418.7652.0
      T. Motter SS10000010.199.264.339.603-0.5
      M. Haniger RF52200013.280.358.483.8424.5
      R. Cano 2B51310000.283.343.467.8097.0
      G. Beckham 2B00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      N. Cruz DH52200004.285.369.529.8984.0
      J. Hannemann DH00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      K. Seager 3B42131103.255.324.456.78010.0
      Y. Alonso 1B41200101.264.364.496.8604.0
      M. Zunino C41220113.242.320.487.8075.5
      B. Gamel LF51331021.279.328.411.7399.0
      G. Heredia CF50000015.257.321.353.674-0.5
      Total4210151024620-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. DeShields CF40100122.282.357.389.7461.0
        S. Choo RF51200002.265.363.416.7793.0
        E. Andrus SS30000113.304.348.494.8420.5
        N. Mazara DH41210013.261.335.442.7783.5
        J. Gallo 3B40110012.208.335.544.8801.5
        R. Chirinos C30100012.273.381.558.9390.5
        B. Nicholas C10000001.282.317.538.8560.0
        W. Calhoun LF40110010.250.250.250.5001.5
        R. Odor 2B30100112.213.257.409.6661.5
        P. Gosselin PR00000000.140.178.163.3410.0
        R. Rua 1B41100012.224.302.353.6561.5
        Total35310303919-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Haniger (20), R. Cano 2 (33)
          • HR - K. Seager (24), B. Gamel (9)
          • RBI - J. Segura (40), R. Cano (88), K. Seager 3 (77), M. Zunino 2 (56), B. Gamel 3 (52)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Segura (18), R. Cano (26)
          BATTING
          • RBI - N. Mazara (94), J. Gallo (74), W. Calhoun
          • 2-Out RBI - N. Mazara (27), J. Gallo (30)
          FIELDING
          • DP - Y. Alonso, R. Cano, J. Segura, T. Motter, G. Beckham, M. Gonzales
          • E - S. Simmons
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - W. Calhoun
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Gonzales (W, 1-1)5.08331606.821.7613.0
          J. Pazos1.00000303.531.354.5
          D. Altavilla1.00002004.701.511.0
          S. Simmons1.00000000.000.753.0
          C. Lawrence1.02000006.971.911.0
          Total9.01033390---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Gonzales (W, 1-1)5.0
          J. Pazos1.0
          D. Altavilla1.0
          S. Simmons1.0
          C. Lawrence1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Gonzalez (L, 7-11)2.17770124.861.47-12.5
          N. Gardewine0.21001001.931.93-2.0
          A. Bibens-Dirkx3.15331104.851.370.5
          J. Leclerc1.22002204.091.410.0
          P. Espino1.00000205.681.324.0
          Total9.0151010462---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Gonzalez (L, 7-11)2.1
          N. Gardewine0.2
          A. Bibens-Dirkx3.1
          J. Leclerc1.2
          P. Espino1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 66-48, J. Pazos 15-11, D. Altavilla 21-9, S. Simmons 7-5, C. Lawrence 11-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 5-3, S. Simmons 2-1, C. Lawrence 2-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 23, J. Pazos 3, D. Altavilla 5, S. Simmons 3, C. Lawrence 4
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Leclerc (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzalez 44-31, N. Gardewine 17-10, A. Bibens-Dirkx 54-29, J. Leclerc 36-18, P. Espino 15-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzalez 1-5, N. Gardewine 1-1, A. Bibens-Dirkx 5-4, J. Leclerc 3-0, P. Espino 1-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Gonzalez 14, N. Gardewine 4, A. Bibens-Dirkx 16, J. Leclerc 9, P. Espino 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Segura walked, Seager scored, Zunino to third, Gamel to second103
          • 6TH INNING
            Cano doubled to deep right center, Haniger scored93
          • 5TH INNING
            Zunino reached on fielder's choice to third, Cruz scored, Alonso out at second83
          • 3RD INNING
            Gallo singled to center, Choo scored, Mazara to second73
            Mazara singled to center, Rua scored, Choo to third72
            Seager homered to right, Haniger and Cano scored71
          • 2ND INNING
            Calhoun singled to right, Mazara scored, Chirinos to second41
            Gamel homered to right, Alonso and Zunino scored40
            Zunino singled to left, Cruz scored, Alonso to third10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Paolo Espino relieved Jose Leclerc
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Heredia grounded out to second
            • T. Motter: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Motter struck out looking
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Casey Lawrence relieved Shae Simmons
            • Gordon Beckham at second
            • R. Odor: Odor singled to left center
            • Phil Gosselin ran for Rougned Odor
            • R. Rua: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Rua grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gosselin out at second
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, DeShields reached on an infield single to second
            • S. Choo: Choo grounded out to third
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Brett Nicholas catching
            • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Cano singled to right
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike swinging, Cruz reached on fielder's choice to third, Cano out at second
            • Jacob Hannemann ran for Nelson Cruz
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Seager reached on fielder's choice to left, Hannemann out at second
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked, Seager to second
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Seager to third, Alonso to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Zunino struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Shae Simmons relieved Dan Altavilla
            • Taylor Motter at shortstop
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gallo safe at first on Simmons fielding error
            • B. Nicholas: Nicholas grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Gallo out at second
            • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Calhoun lined out to center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Bibens-Dirkx Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager walked
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Alonso popped out to second
            • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zunino singled to center, Seager to second
            • Jose Leclerc relieved Austin Bibens-Dirkx
            • B. Gamel: Gamel singled to shallow left, Seager to third, Zunino to second
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Heredia struck out looking
            • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Segura walked, Seager scored, Zunino to third, Gamel to second
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Haniger reached on fielder's choice to third, Segura out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Dan Altavilla relieved James Pazos
            • R. Rua: Ball, Strike swinging, Rua popped out to third
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, DeShields walked
            • S. Choo: Foul, Foul, Ball, Choo flied out to shallow center
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Andrus walked, DeShields to second
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Mazara flied out to deep right
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • A. Bibens-Dirkx Pitching:
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Heredia grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Segura grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Haniger doubled to deep left
            • R. Cano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cano doubled to deep right center, Haniger scored
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • James Pazos relieved Marco Gonzales
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Odor struck out looking
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Bibens-Dirkx Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Cruz singled to shallow left
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager flied out to left
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Alonso singled to right, Cruz to third
            • M. Zunino: Foul, Ball, Zunino reached on fielder's choice to third, Cruz scored, Alonso out at second
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo reached on an infield single to second
            • E. Andrus: Andrus popped out to second
            • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
            • J. Gallo: Gallo popped out to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Austin Bibens-Dirkx relieved Nick Gardewine
            • J. Segura: Ball, Segura flied out to right
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Haniger grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Cano: Cano flied out to shallow left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • W. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to first
            • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Odor walked
            • R. Rua: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Rua struck out looking
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, DeShields lined out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Gonzalez Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Haniger reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • R. Cano: Cano doubled to deep left, Haniger to third
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cruz flied out to shallow right
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Seager homered to right, Haniger and Cano scored
            • Nick Gardewine relieved Miguel Gonzalez
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alonso grounded out to second
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Zunino walked
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Gamel singled to left, Zunino to second
            • G. Heredia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Heredia lined out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • R. Rua: Ball, Foul, Rua singled to left
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, DeShields struck out on foul tip
            • S. Choo: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Choo singled to shallow center, Rua to second
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Andrus struck out looking
            • N. Mazara: Foul, Strike looking, Mazara singled to center, Rua scored, Choo to third
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Gallo singled to center, Choo scored, Mazara to second
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chirinos grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Gonzalez Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Cruz singled to deep right center
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Seager flied out to center
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Foul, Alonso singled to right, Cruz to second
            • M. Zunino: Zunino singled to left, Cruz scored, Alonso to third
            • B. Gamel: Foul, Ball, Gamel homered to right, Alonso and Zunino scored
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Heredia popped out to second
            • J. Segura: Foul, Segura flied out to right
            • Middle of the 2nd (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Mazara singled to center
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Chirinos singled to deep left, Mazara to third
            • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Calhoun singled to right, Mazara scored, Chirinos to second
            • R. Odor: Odor grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Calhoun out at second
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Gonzalez Pitching:
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Segura flied out to center
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
            • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Cano grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, DeShields struck out looking
            • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Andrus: Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)