Seager hits 2 HRs, 1 a slam, Mariners beat Blue Jays 9-3

TORONTO (AP) One swing in the first inning gave the Seattle Mariners all the runs they needed to beat the Blue Jays.

Kyle Seager hit two home runs, including his fourth career grand slam, and Jean Segura had four hits as Seattle topped Toronto 9-3 on Thursday night.

Seager gave the Mariners an early edge with a two-out grand slam in the first.

''Applying pressure early is definitely a good thing,'' he said. ''It's something our team has done a really good job with.''

Seager added a leadoff shot against Jake Petricka in the fifth, his seventh career multihomer game. Seager's homers were his fifth and sixth of the season.

''He's a big part of our offense and it's nice when he's going good,'' manager Scott Servais said.

Mariners right-hander Mike Leake (4-3) matched a season high by pitching seven innings. He allowed two runs and six hits.

''He gave us exactly what we needed tonight,'' Servais said.

Leake said Seager's slam made his job easier.

''It helps every time,'' he said. ''When you get out to a 4-0 lead in the first it allows you to attack guys a little bit more aggressively.''

Seager also turned in a great defensive play at third base, a sliding catch in foul territory to retire Yangervis Solarte in the first.

''Those plays are tough to make, especially coming into the wall,'' an appreciative Leake said. ''He was well aware of where he was and made a nice sliding catch.''

Ryon Healy and Mike Zunino added solo home runs for Seattle. Healy connected off J.A. Happ in the third, his sixth. Zunino went deep off Tim Mayza in the ninth, his sixth. It was Seattle's fourth four-homer game of the season.

The Mariners had 17 hits, matching their season high for a nine-inning game. Seattle also had 17 hits against Oakland on April 14.

Healy joked that the secret to Seattle's success was not taking batting practice before the game.

''Maybe that was big for us,'' he said. ''Sometimes less is more.''

Segura singled and scored in the first, doubled and scored in the second, singled in the fourth and singled again in the seventh. He is 20 for 45 (.444) over his past 10 games against Toronto, dating to 2016.

Russell Martin hit a two-run homer for Toronto, but the Blue Jays lost for the sixth time in their past eight home games. Toronto is 4-6 in May.

The Blue Jays open a three-game series against Boston on Friday. The Red Sox began Thursday with the best record in the majors.

''Let's just try to win tomorrow,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.

Happ (4-3) allowed a season-worst seven runs and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings, the shortest of his eight starts in 2018. Happ has lost consecutive starts for the first time this season.

''I'm going to try and flush it as best I can,'' he said. ''It's not easy.''

Blue Jays designated hitter Kendrys Morales went 0 for 3 and is hitless in 28 at-bats.

GOING TO GRAD

Servais will miss the first two games of this weekend's series at Detroit so he can attend his daughter's graduation ceremony at Ole Miss. Bench coach Manny Acta will manage the team while Servais is away.

SUZUKI STEPS UP

Ichiro Suzuki will serve as temporary bench coach while Servais is away. Suzuki retired earlier this month and took a front office role with the Mariners.

RUBBER RESILIENCE

Seattle is 6-1 this season in games to decide the outcome of a three-game series.

ROAD WARRIORS

The Mariners have won seven of their past nine on the road and are 13-7 away from home.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: OF Dee Gordon (right foot) got the night off but is expected to return Friday. Gordon has been sore since fouling a ball of his foot on Seattle's last homestand.

Blue Jays: OF Randal Grichuk (right knee) has resumed baseball activities, including hitting off a tee. Grichuk has been out since April 29.

UP NEXT

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (3-2, 5.19 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game series at Detroit. Gonzales is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in his past three starts. LHP Matthew Boyd (1-3, 3.00) starts for the Tigers.

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (2-3, 4.14) starts the series opener against Boston. Sanchez has faced the Red Sox once this season, allowing two runs and three hits in six innings. LHP Chris Sale (3-1, 2.02) goes for Boston.

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SEA21-15
4111100019170
TOR20-18
020000010380
  • W: M. Leake (4-3)L: J. Happ (4-3)
  • HR: SEA - K. Seager 2 (6), M. Zunino (6), R. Healy (6), TOR - R. Martin (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Segura SS62400013.305.327.435.7626.5
M. Haniger RF60210025.297.384.609.9934.0
R. Cano 2B41210011.286.386.421.8074.5
N. Cruz DH30000204.240.313.500.8132.0
R. Healy 1B42211104.260.289.548.8379.0
K. Seager 3B52252003.241.299.433.73115.0
M. Zunino C41211112.194.254.516.7707.5
G. Heredia CF40000131.244.396.415.811-0.5
A. Romine LF51300012.174.208.217.4263.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Granderson LF20000110.276.433.487.9200.5
    a- A. Alford PH-LF00000100.167.375.167.5421.0
    J. Donaldson 3B40300011.241.326.494.8203.5
    Y. Solarte 2B40100004.270.348.518.8671.0
    T. Hernandez RF40000034.257.307.552.859-1.5
    J. Smoak 1B40100022.254.359.418.7770.0
    K. Pillar CF31100001.315.359.538.8973.0
    b- D. Pompey PH10000010.222.300.222.522-0.5
    R. Martin C31121010.151.277.360.6386.5
    c- R. Urena PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    K. Morales DH30000000.143.232.262.4930.0
    L. Gurriel SS31100000.215.239.323.5622.0
    • a-walked for Granderson in the 8th
    • b-struck out for Pillar in the 9th
    • c-struck out for Martin in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Segura (12), R. Cano (9)
    • HR - R. Healy (6), K. Seager 2 (6), M. Zunino (6)
    • SF - R. Cano (2)
    • RBI - M. Haniger (30), R. Cano (20), R. Healy (16), K. Seager 5 (21), M. Zunino (13)
    • 2-Out RBI - K. Seager 4 (16)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Donaldson (5), K. Pillar (16)
    • HR - R. Martin (5)
    • RBI - R. Martin 2 (11)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Haniger (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 3 (Segura-Seager-Healy; Leake-Cano-Healy; Cano-Segura-Healy)
    • PB - M. Zunino
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Donaldson-Solarte-Smoak; Donaldson-Smoak)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Leake (W, 4-3)7.06221615.721.5125.0
    M. Rzepczynski0.011110010.133.00-3.0
    C. Bradford0.01000002.401.00-1.0
    J. Pazos1.00000101.350.753.5
    E. Diaz1.00000301.860.784.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Leake (W, 4-3)7.0
    M. Rzepczynski0.0
    C. Bradford0.0
    J. Pazos1.0
    E. Diaz1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Happ (L, 4-3)3.110772324.801.27-13.5
    J. Petricka1.22112114.151.62-1.5
    A. Loup2.02001304.021.604.5
    T. Mayza2.03110214.261.893.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Happ (L, 4-3)3.1
    J. Petricka1.2
    A. Loup2.0
    T. Mayza2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 101-76, M. Rzepczynski 7-3, C. Bradford 1-1, J. Pazos 9-7, E. Diaz 19-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 8-5, J. Pazos 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Leake 26, M. Rzepczynski 2, C. Bradford, J. Pazos 2, E. Diaz 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 84-52, J. Petricka 37-23, A. Loup 41-22, T. Mayza 32-26
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 2-4, J. Petricka 2-1, T. Mayza 2-2
    • Batters Faced - J. Happ 21, J. Petricka 8, A. Loup 9, T. Mayza 9
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    SEA21-15
    4111100019170
    TOR20-18
    020000010380
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Segura SS62400013.305.327.435.7626.5
    M. Haniger RF60210025.297.384.609.9934.0
    R. Cano 2B41210011.286.386.421.8074.5
    N. Cruz DH30000204.240.313.500.8132.0
    R. Healy 1B42211104.260.289.548.8379.0
    K. Seager 3B52252003.241.299.433.73115.0
    M. Zunino C41211112.194.254.516.7707.5
    G. Heredia CF40000131.244.396.415.811-0.5
    A. Romine LF51300012.174.208.217.4263.5
    Total41917945925-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Granderson LF20000110.276.433.487.9200.5
      a- A. Alford PH-LF00000100.167.375.167.5421.0
      J. Donaldson 3B40300011.241.326.494.8203.5
      Y. Solarte 2B40100004.270.348.518.8671.0
      T. Hernandez RF40000034.257.307.552.859-1.5
      J. Smoak 1B40100022.254.359.418.7770.0
      K. Pillar CF31100001.315.359.538.8973.0
      b- D. Pompey PH10000010.222.300.222.522-0.5
      R. Martin C31121010.151.277.360.6386.5
      c- R. Urena PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
      K. Morales DH30000000.143.232.262.4930.0
      L. Gurriel SS31100000.215.239.323.5622.0
      Total32382121012-----
      • a-walked for Granderson in the 8th
      • b-struck out for Pillar in the 9th
      • c-struck out for Martin in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Segura (12), R. Cano (9)
      • HR - R. Healy (6), K. Seager 2 (6), M. Zunino (6)
      • SF - R. Cano (2)
      • RBI - M. Haniger (30), R. Cano (20), R. Healy (16), K. Seager 5 (21), M. Zunino (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Seager 4 (16)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Donaldson (5), K. Pillar (16)
      • HR - R. Martin (5)
      • RBI - R. Martin 2 (11)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Haniger (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Segura-Seager-Healy; Leake-Cano-Healy; Cano-Segura-Healy)
      • PB - M. Zunino
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Donaldson-Solarte-Smoak; Donaldson-Smoak)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Leake (W, 4-3)7.06221615.721.5125.0
      M. Rzepczynski0.011110010.133.00-3.0
      C. Bradford0.01000002.401.00-1.0
      J. Pazos1.00000101.350.753.5
      E. Diaz1.00000301.860.784.5
      Total9.08332101---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Leake (W, 4-3)7.0
      M. Rzepczynski0.0
      C. Bradford0.0
      J. Pazos1.0
      E. Diaz1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Happ (L, 4-3)3.110772324.801.27-13.5
      J. Petricka1.22112114.151.62-1.5
      A. Loup2.02001304.021.604.5
      T. Mayza2.03110214.261.893.0
      Total9.01799594---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Happ (L, 4-3)3.1
      J. Petricka1.2
      A. Loup2.0
      T. Mayza2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 101-76, M. Rzepczynski 7-3, C. Bradford 1-1, J. Pazos 9-7, E. Diaz 19-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 8-5, J. Pazos 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Leake 26, M. Rzepczynski 2, C. Bradford, J. Pazos 2, E. Diaz 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 84-52, J. Petricka 37-23, A. Loup 41-22, T. Mayza 32-26
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 2-4, J. Petricka 2-1, T. Mayza 2-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Happ 21, J. Petricka 8, A. Loup 9, T. Mayza 9
      • 9TH INNING
        Zunino homered to center93
      • 8TH INNING
        Solarte grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Gurriel scored, Alford to third, Donaldson out at second83
      • 5TH INNING
        Seager homered to center82
      • 4TH INNING
        Cano hit sacrifice fly to left, Romine scored, Segura to third72
      • 3RD INNING
        Healy homered to left center62
      • 2ND INNING
        Martin homered to left, Pillar scored52
        Haniger singled to shallow right center, Segura scored50
      • 1ST INNING
        Seager homered to center, Segura, Cano and Healy scored40
      • 9TH INNING
        • T. Mayza Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Zunino homered to center
        • G. Heredia: Foul, Strike swinging, Heredia lined out to center
        • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Romine singled to shallow center
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Segura struck out looking
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Edwin Diaz relieved James Pazos
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • Dalton Pompey hit for Kevin Pillar
        • D. Pompey: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pompey struck out swinging
        • Richard Urena hit for Russell Martin
        • R. Urena: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tim Mayza relieved Aaron Loup
        • R. Cano: Cano doubled to deep center
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz grounded out to pitcher, Cano to third
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Healy grounded out to third
        • K. Seager: Ball, Seager popped out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Marc Rzepczynski relieved Mike Leake
        • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Foul, Gurriel reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • Anthony Alford hit for Curtis Granderson
        • A. Alford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alford walked, Gurriel to second
        • Chasen Bradford relieved Marc Rzepczynski
        • J. Donaldson: Donaldson singled to shallow left, Gurriel to third, Alford to second
        • James Pazos relieved Chasen Bradford
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Foul, Solarte grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Gurriel scored, Alford to third, Donaldson out at second
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Loup Pitching:
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Heredia struck out looking
        • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Romine struck out looking
        • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Segura singled to shallow center
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar popped out to shortstop
        • R. Martin: Foul, Martin grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Morales fouled out to third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Aaron Loup relieved Jake Petricka
        • R. Cano: Ball, Cano flied out to center
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cruz walked
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Healy singled to deep right, Cruz to second
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager flied out to deep left
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Granderson walked
        • J. Donaldson: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
        • Y. Solarte: Solarte singled to shallow right, Granderson to second
        • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Hernandez flied out to deep center, Granderson to third
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Petricka Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Ball, Seager homered to center
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Zunino walked
        • G. Heredia: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Heredia struck out on foul tip
        • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Ball, Romine reached on an infield single to pitcher, Zunino to second
        • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Segura popped out to second
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Haniger grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Romine out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Morales grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Romine singled to shallow center
        • J. Segura: Ball, Segura singled to left, Romine to second
        • M. Haniger: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger singled to center, Romine to third, Segura to second
        • R. Cano: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Cano hit sacrifice fly to left, Romine scored, Segura to third
        • Jake Petricka relieved J.A. Happ
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Haniger stole second, Ball, Cruz walked
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy grounded into double play third to first, Haniger out at third
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak singled to right center
        • K. Pillar: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Pillar grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Smoak out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • R. Healy: Healy homered to left center
        • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Seager flied out to center
        • M. Zunino: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Zunino lined out to right
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Donaldson singled to right
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Solarte grounded into double play shortstop to third to first, Donaldson out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Segura doubled to deep left
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Haniger singled to shallow right center, Segura scored
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Cruz grounded into double play third to second to first, Haniger out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak flied out to left
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Pillar doubled to deep left
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Martin homered to left, Pillar scored
        • K. Morales: Foul, Morales grounded out to third
        • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Ball, Segura singled to shallow left
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cano singled to shallow right, Segura to second
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Cruz flied out to center
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Healy walked, Segura to third, Cano to second
        • K. Seager: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Seager homered to center, Segura, Cano and Healy scored
        • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Zunino reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Heredia walked, Zunino to second
        • A. Romine: Ball, Romine grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Granderson grounded out to second
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Donaldson doubled to deep right center
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Foul, Solarte fouled out to third
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Donaldson to third on passed ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)