Cano has 3 RBIs as Mariners rout Astros 9-0

HOUSTON (AP) Mariners manager Scott Servais loves how his team is hitting lately. He only wishes this offensive outburst had come earlier in the season.

Robinson Cano drove in three runs, three players homered and seven pitchers combined for a five-hitter in Seattle's 9-0 rout of the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

''The frustrating thing going through the struggles we did in August and early September was you know it's in there,'' Servais said. ''It wasn't consistently there and showing up, and the lineup just wasn't flowing. Just up and down the lineup, the quality of at-bats have been there this road trip.''

The Mariners took two of three in this series from Houston, which saw its AL West lead over the Oakland Athletics shrink to four games when the A's beat the Angels 10-0.

Seattle has outscored its opponents 35-19 in the last seven games, winning five.

Rookie Matt Festa made his first career start on a bullpen day for the Mariners and threw a perfect first inning before Casey Lawrence (1-0) took over and allowed one hit in three innings. Adam Warren, Shawn Armstrong, Zach Duke, Justin Grimm and Roenis Elias pitched an inning each to close it out.

''Obviously, to throw nine zeroes up there, it's hard to do certainly against this team in this ballpark,'' Servais said. ''But our guys were really sharp tonight.''

The Mariners jumped on Dallas Keuchel (11-11) immediately with Mitch Haniger hitting a leadoff single before a double by Jean Segura. A single by Cano came next to make it 1-0, and Keuchel walked Ryon Healy with one out. A wild pitch allowed Segura to score and Cano and Healy to move up a base.

Kyle Seager then scorched a line drive that hit Keuchel on the side of the head and sailed into right field to score Cano and make it 3-0. Keuchel didn't show any outward signs of injury. He was checked on by manager A.J. Hinch and the team trainer for a couple of minutes before throwing some warmup pitches and remaining in the game.

He got on track after that, retiring the next 12 batters before walking Haniger with one out in the fifth inning. Cano hit an RBI double with two outs and he reached third on the throw. Nelson Cruz drove him in with a single.

Keuchel yielded six hits and five runs in five innings for his first loss since Aug. 18.

''They came out and ambushed Dallas,'' manager A.J. Hinch said. ''Within the first five pitches, we were in a mess and never really recovered from it. They continued to tack on, and we didn't have an answer. ... You just have to chalk it up to a bad night.''

Brad Peacock took over to start the sixth inning and was greeted by Seager's homer, which landed in the seats in right field.

Dean Deetz came in for the seventh, and he also allowed a home run to the first batter he faced when Haniger sent one to the Crawford Boxes in left field.

Guillermo Heredia hit a solo shot off Cionel Perez in the eighth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: LHP James Paxton, who is recovering from the flu and pneumonia, will throw his second bullpen session on Friday and hopes to return to the rotation after that. He said he was ''pretty gassed'' after throwing 40 pitches in his first bullpen session on Tuesday, but believes he'll feel better by Friday. ''If I get to the point where I have something left in the tank after the bullpen, then I'll get back in a game,'' he said. ... RHP Felix Hernandez (hamstring) will rejoin the team at Texas and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday.

SCARY MOMENT

Seager was shaken up after hitting Keuchel in the head in the first inning. His feeling was certainly understandable considering his history. In 2016 Seager hit a line drive that struck Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker and forced him to undergo emergency brain surgery. Shoemaker has recovered, but Wednesday's incident with Keuchel brought back those memories.

''It was scary,'' he said. ''Nobody likes that's stuff. It makes you sick to your stomach. Thankfully he's all right.''

Keuchel said he was fine after the game and added that he feels lucky to have escaped injury.

''I like to think that I'm tough, but even myself, I was very fortunate to not have anything seriously wrong afterward,'' he said. ''I don't think I got any glove on it.''

UP NEXT

Mariners: Seattle is off Thursday before Erasmo Ramirez (2-3, 5.65 ERA) starts in the opener of a three-game series at Texas. Ramirez allowed four hits and four runs in four innings in his last start but did not factor in the decision in a 6-5 win over the Angels.

Astros: Houston is also off Thursday before beginning a series with the Angels with Gerrit Cole (14-5, 2.88) on the mound. Cole's start was pushed back from Tuesday to give the right-hander, who has thrown 187 1/3 innings this season, some extra rest.

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  • W: C. Lawrence (1-0)L: D. Keuchel (11-11)
  • HR: SEA - K. Seager (22), M. Haniger (26), G. Heredia (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Haniger RF33211100.284.366.496.86310.0
B. Gamel RF10000010.276.360.374.734-0.5
J. Segura SS42200001.306.340.418.7585.0
A. Romine SS10000000.202.254.219.4730.0
R. Cano 2B42330000.290.367.452.81910.0
K. Negron 2B10000000.357.357.571.9290.0
N. Cruz DH40110013.262.347.525.8721.5
a- D. Vogelbach PH-DH10000000.216.333.405.7390.0
R. Healy 1B30000112.242.280.424.7040.5
K. Seager 3B41221001.222.275.404.6798.0
G. Beckham 3B00000000.205.262.231.4930.0
M. Zunino C40000032.193.251.397.648-1.5
G. Heredia LF41111002.221.300.319.6196.0
D. Gordon CF40000000.267.287.332.6190.0
  • a-flied out for Cruz in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer RF-CF30100000.266.346.429.7751.0
M. Straw CF10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Altuve 2B20000101.315.386.452.8381.0
K. Tucker LF10000000.148.246.204.4500.0
A. Bregman 3B20000101.289.396.541.9371.0
J. Davis 3B10000000.172.242.230.4720.0
M. Gonzalez SS40100001.249.322.417.7401.0
T. White DH40000002.291.372.588.9600.0
Y. Gurriel 1B40200000.280.315.407.7222.0
J. Reddick LF-RF20100101.241.314.392.7062.0
M. Maldonado C10000011.227.280.360.640-0.5
a- T. Kemp PH-LF-2B20000013.281.368.421.789-0.5
J. Marisnick CF10000001.204.263.378.6400.0
b- E. Gattis PH10000012.223.279.461.740-0.5
M. Stassi C10000001.233.321.405.7260.0
  • a-flied out for Maldonado in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Marisnick in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Segura (29), R. Cano 2 (20)
  • HR - M. Haniger (26), K. Seager (22), G. Heredia (5)
  • RBI - M. Haniger (90), R. Cano 3 (42), N. Cruz (90), K. Seager 2 (76), G. Heredia (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Cano (12), N. Cruz (34)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Healy, K. Seager, G. Heredia 2 (2)
BATTING
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Gonzalez, T. White 2 (2), E. Gattis 2 (2), M. Stassi
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Seager-Cano-Healy; Segura-Cano-Healy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Festa1.00000001.421.423.0
C. Lawrence (W, 1-0)3.01002107.081.5213.5
A. Warren1.02000103.121.331.5
S. Armstrong1.01001000.000.531.0
Z. Duke1.01000104.101.572.5
J. Grimm1.000000012.562.303.0
R. Elias1.00000003.101.253.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Keuchel (L, 11-11)5.06552303.711.29-1.5
B. Peacock1.01110113.131.121.5
D. Deetz0.232200113.502.25-5.0
C. Perez1.11110214.321.202.0
C. Devenski1.00000004.121.213.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Keuchel (L, 11-11)5.0
B. Peacock1.0
D. Deetz0.2
C. Perez1.1
C. Devenski1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Festa 13-8, C. Lawrence 34-18, A. Warren 21-14, S. Armstrong 15-9, Z. Duke 16-11, J. Grimm 10-6, R. Elias 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Lawrence 4-2, A. Warren 1-1, S. Armstrong 1-2, Z. Duke 2-0, J. Grimm 1-2, R. Elias 3-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Festa 3, C. Lawrence 10, A. Warren 5, S. Armstrong 5, Z. Duke 4, J. Grimm 3, R. Elias 3
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Keuchel (9)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 81-52, B. Peacock 18-12, D. Deetz 27-16, C. Perez 22-15, C. Devenski 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 5-7, D. Deetz 1-1, C. Perez 1-1, C. Devenski 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 23, B. Peacock 4, D. Deetz 5, C. Perez 5, C. Devenski 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Haniger RF33211100.284.366.496.86310.0
B. Gamel RF10000010.276.360.374.734-0.5
J. Segura SS42200001.306.340.418.7585.0
A. Romine SS10000000.202.254.219.4730.0
R. Cano 2B42330000.290.367.452.81910.0
K. Negron 2B10000000.357.357.571.9290.0
N. Cruz DH40110013.262.347.525.8721.5
a- D. Vogelbach PH-DH10000000.216.333.405.7390.0
R. Healy 1B30000112.242.280.424.7040.5
K. Seager 3B41221001.222.275.404.6798.0
G. Beckham 3B00000000.205.262.231.4930.0
M. Zunino C40000032.193.251.397.648-1.5
G. Heredia LF41111002.221.300.319.6196.0
D. Gordon CF40000000.267.287.332.6190.0
Total38911832611-----
  • a-flied out for Cruz in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer RF-CF30100000.266.346.429.7751.0
M. Straw CF10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Altuve 2B20000101.315.386.452.8381.0
K. Tucker LF10000000.148.246.204.4500.0
A. Bregman 3B20000101.289.396.541.9371.0
J. Davis 3B10000000.172.242.230.4720.0
M. Gonzalez SS40100001.249.322.417.7401.0
T. White DH40000002.291.372.588.9600.0
Y. Gurriel 1B40200000.280.315.407.7222.0
J. Reddick LF-RF20100101.241.314.392.7062.0
M. Maldonado C10000011.227.280.360.640-0.5
a- T. Kemp PH-LF-2B20000013.281.368.421.789-0.5
J. Marisnick CF10000001.204.263.378.6400.0
b- E. Gattis PH10000012.223.279.461.740-0.5
M. Stassi C10000001.233.321.405.7260.0
Total3005003314-----
  • a-flied out for Maldonado in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Marisnick in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Segura (29), R. Cano 2 (20)
  • HR - M. Haniger (26), K. Seager (22), G. Heredia (5)
  • RBI - M. Haniger (90), R. Cano 3 (42), N. Cruz (90), K. Seager 2 (76), G. Heredia (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Cano (12), N. Cruz (34)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Healy, K. Seager, G. Heredia 2 (2)
BATTING
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Gonzalez, T. White 2 (2), E. Gattis 2 (2), M. Stassi
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Seager-Cano-Healy; Segura-Cano-Healy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Festa1.00000001.421.423.0
C. Lawrence (W, 1-0)3.01002107.081.5213.5
A. Warren1.02000103.121.331.5
S. Armstrong1.01001000.000.531.0
Z. Duke1.01000104.101.572.5
J. Grimm1.000000012.562.303.0
R. Elias1.00000003.101.253.0
Total9.0500330---
PITCHERSIP
M. Festa1.0
C. Lawrence (W, 1-0)3.0
A. Warren1.0
S. Armstrong1.0
Z. Duke1.0
J. Grimm1.0
R. Elias1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Keuchel (L, 11-11)5.06552303.711.29-1.5
B. Peacock1.01110113.131.121.5
D. Deetz0.232200113.502.25-5.0
C. Perez1.11110214.321.202.0
C. Devenski1.00000004.121.213.0
Total9.01199263---
PITCHERSIP
D. Keuchel (L, 11-11)5.0
B. Peacock1.0
D. Deetz0.2
C. Perez1.1
C. Devenski1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Festa 13-8, C. Lawrence 34-18, A. Warren 21-14, S. Armstrong 15-9, Z. Duke 16-11, J. Grimm 10-6, R. Elias 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Lawrence 4-2, A. Warren 1-1, S. Armstrong 1-2, Z. Duke 2-0, J. Grimm 1-2, R. Elias 3-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Festa 3, C. Lawrence 10, A. Warren 5, S. Armstrong 5, Z. Duke 4, J. Grimm 3, R. Elias 3
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Keuchel (9)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 81-52, B. Peacock 18-12, D. Deetz 27-16, C. Perez 22-15, C. Devenski 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 5-7, D. Deetz 1-1, C. Perez 1-1, C. Devenski 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 23, B. Peacock 4, D. Deetz 5, C. Perez 5, C. Devenski 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Heredia homered to left90
  • 7TH INNING
    Cano doubled to deep right, Segura scored80
    Haniger homered to left70
  • 6TH INNING
    Seager homered to right60
  • 5TH INNING
    Cruz singled to deep right, Cano scored50
    Cano doubled to left center, Haniger scored, Cano to third40
  • 1ST INNING
    Seager singled to right, Cano scored, Healy to third30
    Segura scored, Cano to third, Healy to second on wild pitch20
    Cano singled to left, Haniger scored, Segura to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Chris Devenski relieved Cionel Perez
    • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Romine flied out to left
    • K. Negron: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Negron grounded out to second
    • Daniel Vogelbach hit for Nelson Cruz
    • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Vogelbach flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Roenis Elias relieved Justin Grimm
    • Gordon Beckham at third base
    • M. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded out to third
    • T. White: Strike looking, White grounded out to third
    • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Myles Straw in center field
    • Kyle Tucker in left field
    • J.D. Davis at third base
    • M. Zunino: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Zunino struck out looking
    • G. Heredia: Ball, Heredia homered to left
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gordon lined out to center
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Justin Grimm relieved Zach Duke
    • Kristopher Negron at second base
    • Andrew Romine at shortstop
    • M. Straw: Foul, Ball, Ball, Straw popped out to second
    • K. Tucker: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Tucker grounded out to first
    • J. Davis: Strike swinging, Davis flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Dean Deetz relieved Brad Peacock
    • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Haniger homered to left
    • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Segura reached on an infield single to third
    • R. Cano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Cano doubled to deep right, Segura scored
    • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cruz grounded out to third
    • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Healy fouled out to first
    • Cionel Perez relieved Dean Deetz
    • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Zach Duke relieved Shawn Armstrong
    • Ben Gamel in right field
    • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gurriel singled to right center
    • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike swinging, Reddick reached on fielder's choice to second, Gurriel out at second
    • T. Kemp: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
    • M. Stassi: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Stassi grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Brad Peacock relieved Dallas Keuchel
    • Max Stassi catching
    • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Seager homered to right
    • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
    • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Heredia lined out to left
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Gordon lined out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Shawn Armstrong relieved Adam Warren
    • G. Springer: Foul, Springer grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Altuve walked
    • A. Bregman: Bregman flied out to deep left
    • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez singled to right, Altuve to third
    • T. White: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, White flied out to deep right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Haniger: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Haniger walked
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura flied out to center
    • R. Cano: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cano doubled to left center, Haniger scored, Cano to third
    • N. Cruz: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Cruz singled to deep right, Cano scored
    • R. Healy: Healy flied out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Warren relieved Casey Lawrence
    • T. White: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, White grounded out to shortstop
    • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Gurriel singled to left
    • J. Reddick: Reddick singled to shallow left, Gurriel to second
    • Tony Kemp hit for Martin Maldonado
    • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Kemp flied out to right, Gurriel to third
    • Evan Gattis hit for Jake Marisnick
    • E. Gattis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Gattis struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Seager flied out to left
    • M. Zunino: Ball, Zunino flied out to deep left
    • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Heredia grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Lawrence Pitching:
    • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Springer reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Altuve: Altuve grounded out to second, Springer out at second
    • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bregman walked
    • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • R. Cano: Cano grounded out to pitcher
    • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cruz grounded out to second
    • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Lawrence Pitching:
    • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reddick walked
    • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
    • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Marisnick grounded out to second, Reddick out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Strike looking, Gordon grounded out to second
    • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger popped out to second
    • J. Segura: Segura lined out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Casey Lawrence relieved Matthew Festa
    • M. Gonzalez: Gonzalez flied out to center
    • T. White: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, White grounded out to third
    • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • M. Haniger: Haniger singled to center
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura doubled to deep left, Haniger to third
    • R. Cano: Ball, Cano singled to left, Haniger scored, Segura to third
    • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
    • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Healy walked, Cano to second
    • K. Seager: Ball, Segura scored, Cano to third, Healy to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Seager singled to right, Cano scored, Healy to third
    • M. Zunino: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Zunino struck out on foul tip
    • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Heredia fouled out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Festa Pitching:
    • G. Springer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Springer flied out to deep right
    • J. Altuve: Foul, Altuve flied out to left
    • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bregman lined out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)