Mariners eliminated from race despite 13-0 rout of Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Marco Gonzales has himself in position for an upbeat finish to easily the best season of his career.

Now the Seattle left-hander knows for sure his final start, if he gets another one, won't have any impact on the postseason.

Robinson Cano broke a scoreless tie with a three-run homer in the fifth inning while Gonzales allowed one hit in six innings, but the Mariners were eliminated from the AL wild-card race despite a 13-0 trouncing of the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

The longest playoff drought among the four major pro sports was extended to 17 years when Oakland finished off Seattle's fading hopes with a 3-2 win against Minnesota, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the ninth about an hour after the Mariners' victory.

Seattle inherited the longest postseason absence last December when the Buffalo Bills ended a 17-year drought by making the NFL playoffs.

Gonzales (13-9) faced one batter over the minimum while allowing his fewest hits in 42 career starts for his first win since July 29. The left-hander walked one and got a double play grounder from Jurickson Profar right after allowing a single to Delino DeShields.

The 26-year-old Gonzales allowed two hits twice this season, both times over seven innings. He had five major league wins before this breakthrough year.

''At this point, I'm just trying to focus on recovery and trying to bounce back from every start and just trying to keep everything the same,'' Gonzales said. ''Just trying to find that beginning/middle season rhythm. That's kind of the goal as we get towards the end here.''

Manager Scott Servais wouldn't commit to one more start for Gonzales, who has made 28 after a career-high eight last year - one for St. Louis and seven for the Mariners following a trade.

''It certainly looks like he's got plenty left in the tank,'' Servais said. ''He does want to finish it off.''

Mike Zunino connected for his 20th homer , a solo shot in the sixth as the Mariners topped their previous season high of 12 runs. Cano, who added an RBI double and had three hits, has nine homers - five since returning from an 80-game drug suspension Aug. 14.

Dee Gordon connected for his third homer, a two-run shot in the eighth off Bartolo Colon in the 45-year-old's fourth relief appearance to go with 24 starts. Mitch Haniger extended his hitting streak to 11 games with three hits and scored three runs.

Mike Minor (12-8) allowed six hits and three runs in 4 2/3 innings with three walks and four strikeouts for the last-place Rangers, who matched their largest losing margin of the season in their 11th loss in 15 games.

''What hurt him more than anything was just the pitch count,'' interim manager Don Wakamatsu said. ''He made the one mistake to Cano and that cost him. He pitched out of some jams, but it was some really good fastballs, elevated fastballs.''

CRANKING CANO

The eight-time All-Star is 11 of 15 on a four-game hitting streak. His four RBIs were a season high.

DRAB DAYS INDEED

The Rangers were shut out for the third time in five games on their final homestand, a day after manager Jeff Banister was fired and replaced by Wakamatsu. The 13-run margin matched a 16-3 loss to Cleveland on July 21.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: LHP James Paxton, who is battling pneumonia and flu, threw a bullpen session. Manager Scott Servais said Paxton is hoping to start Monday at home against Oakland. The Mariners finish the season with seven games in Seattle.

UP NEXT

Mariners LHP Wade LeBlanc (8-4, 3.49 ERA) opposes fellow lefty Martin Perez (2-6, 6.33) in the Rangers' home finale. LeBlanc is 38-39 in his 10-year career. Perez is making his first start since getting demoted to the bullpen Aug. 29. He had a 2.45 ERA in six relief appearances after the move. Perez's past three outings were scoreless.

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  • W: M. Gonzales (13-9)L: M. Minor (12-8)
  • HR: SEA - R. Cano (9), D. Gordon (3), M. Zunino (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Haniger RF53300001.287.369.502.8718.0
B. Gamel RF00010000.276.358.374.7321.0
J. Segura SS31000203.304.340.414.7543.0
K. Negron SS10110000.400.400.6001.0002.0
R. Cano 2B41341101.301.379.473.85213.0
G. Beckham PR-2B11000001.200.256.225.4811.0
N. Cruz DH40220112.263.349.521.8704.5
R. Healy 1B50100015.241.279.423.7031.5
K. Seager 3B41100023.221.273.404.6773.0
A. Romine 3B10000010.200.252.217.469-0.5
M. Zunino C42111114.197.256.408.6657.5
D. Gordon CF41121011.269.289.342.6316.5
a- C. Maybin PH-LF01000100.241.321.328.6492.0
G. Heredia LF-CF52310000.228.305.327.6327.0
  • a-walked for Gordon in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Profar 3B30000111.255.337.459.7960.5
E. Andrus SS30000011.250.303.360.663-0.5
H. Alberto SS10000000.111.200.167.3670.0
N. Mazara RF20000101.261.324.445.7681.0
C. Tocci RF10000000.214.267.277.5430.0
A. Beltre DH30100001.276.335.433.7681.0
R. Odor 2B30100010.258.331.440.7720.5
I. Kiner-Falefa C30000003.262.324.362.6860.0
J. Gallo LF30000000.210.318.504.8220.0
D. Robinson LF00000000.179.287.264.5510.0
R. Guzman 1B30000010.230.304.411.715-0.5
D. DeShields CF30100010.209.306.277.5830.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Haniger 2 (37), R. Cano (21), R. Healy (15), G. Heredia (11)
    • 3B - K. Seager
    • HR - R. Cano (9), M. Zunino (20), D. Gordon (3)
    • SF - B. Gamel
    • RBI - B. Gamel (17), K. Negron (4), R. Cano 4 (46), N. Cruz 2 (92), M. Zunino (44), D. Gordon 2 (32), G. Heredia (17)
    • 2-Out RBI - K. Negron, R. Cano 3 (15), N. Cruz 2 (36)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Beckham, N. Cruz, R. Healy 3 (3), M. Zunino 2 (2), D. Gordon
    BATTING
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Beltre
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Segura-Cano-Healy; Segura-Cano-Healy)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Guzman-Andrus)
    • PB - I. Kiner-Falefa (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Gonzales (W, 13-9)6.01001304.121.2427.5
    N. Vincent1.02001103.981.120.5
    Z. Duke1.00000104.011.543.5
    J. Grimm1.000000011.742.153.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Gonzales (W, 13-9)6.0
    N. Vincent1.0
    Z. Duke1.0
    J. Grimm1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Minor (L, 12-8)4.26333414.181.12-3.0
    A. Claudio1.11110014.641.551.0
    C. Pelham1.02110104.502.170.5
    B. Colon0.24440015.781.35-8.0
    Z. Curtis1.02433205.792.07-4.0
    E. Butler0.11000006.151.63-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Minor (L, 12-8)4.2
    A. Claudio1.1
    C. Pelham1.0
    B. Colon0.2
    Z. Curtis1.0
    E. Butler0.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 78-51, N. Vincent 16-9, Z. Duke 17-9, J. Grimm 5-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 6-8, N. Vincent 1-0, Z. Duke 1-1, J. Grimm 1-2
    • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 19, N. Vincent 5, Z. Duke 3, J. Grimm 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 96-55, A. Claudio 14-10, C. Pelham 25-17, B. Colon 12-10, Z. Curtis 37-17, E. Butler 6-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 3-6, A. Claudio 3-1, C. Pelham 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Minor 22, A. Claudio 5, C. Pelham 5, B. Colon 6, Z. Curtis 8, E. Butler 2
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Haniger RF53300001.287.369.502.8718.0
    B. Gamel RF00010000.276.358.374.7321.0
    J. Segura SS31000203.304.340.414.7543.0
    K. Negron SS10110000.400.400.6001.0002.0
    R. Cano 2B41341101.301.379.473.85213.0
    G. Beckham PR-2B11000001.200.256.225.4811.0
    N. Cruz DH40220112.263.349.521.8704.5
    R. Healy 1B50100015.241.279.423.7031.5
    K. Seager 3B41100023.221.273.404.6773.0
    A. Romine 3B10000010.200.252.217.469-0.5
    M. Zunino C42111114.197.256.408.6657.5
    D. Gordon CF41121011.269.289.342.6316.5
    a- C. Maybin PH-LF01000100.241.321.328.6492.0
    G. Heredia LF-CF52310000.228.305.327.6327.0
    Total4113161236721-----
    HITTERSAB
    M. Haniger RF5
    B. Gamel RF0
    J. Segura SS3
    K. Negron SS1
    R. Cano 2B4
    G. Beckham PR-2B1
    N. Cruz DH4
    R. Healy 1B5
    K. Seager 3B4
    A. Romine 3B1
    M. Zunino C4
    D. Gordon CF4
    a- C. Maybin PH-LF0
    G. Heredia LF-CF5
    Total41
    • a-walked for Gordon in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Profar 3B30000111.255.337.459.7960.5
    E. Andrus SS30000011.250.303.360.663-0.5
    H. Alberto SS10000000.111.200.167.3670.0
    N. Mazara RF20000101.261.324.445.7681.0
    C. Tocci RF10000000.214.267.277.5430.0
    A. Beltre DH30100001.276.335.433.7681.0
    R. Odor 2B30100010.258.331.440.7720.5
    I. Kiner-Falefa C30000003.262.324.362.6860.0
    J. Gallo LF30000000.210.318.504.8220.0
    D. Robinson LF00000000.179.287.264.5510.0
    R. Guzman 1B30000010.230.304.411.715-0.5
    D. DeShields CF30100010.209.306.277.5830.5
    Total280300257-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Haniger 2 (37), R. Cano (21), R. Healy (15), G. Heredia (11)
      • 3B - K. Seager
      • HR - R. Cano (9), M. Zunino (20), D. Gordon (3)
      • SF - B. Gamel
      • RBI - B. Gamel (17), K. Negron (4), R. Cano 4 (46), N. Cruz 2 (92), M. Zunino (44), D. Gordon 2 (32), G. Heredia (17)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Negron, R. Cano 3 (15), N. Cruz 2 (36)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Beckham, N. Cruz, R. Healy 3 (3), M. Zunino 2 (2), D. Gordon
      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Beltre
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Segura-Cano-Healy; Segura-Cano-Healy)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Guzman-Andrus)
      • PB - I. Kiner-Falefa (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Gonzales (W, 13-9)6.01001304.121.2427.5
      N. Vincent1.02001103.981.120.5
      Z. Duke1.00000104.011.543.5
      J. Grimm1.000000011.742.153.0
      Total9.0300250---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Gonzales (W, 13-9)6.0
      N. Vincent1.0
      Z. Duke1.0
      J. Grimm1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Minor (L, 12-8)4.26333414.181.12-3.0
      A. Claudio1.11110014.641.551.0
      C. Pelham1.02110104.502.170.5
      B. Colon0.24440015.781.35-8.0
      Z. Curtis1.02433205.792.07-4.0
      E. Butler0.11000006.151.63-1.0
      Total9.0161312673---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Minor (L, 12-8)4.2
      A. Claudio1.1
      C. Pelham1.0
      B. Colon0.2
      Z. Curtis1.0
      E. Butler0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 78-51, N. Vincent 16-9, Z. Duke 17-9, J. Grimm 5-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 6-8, N. Vincent 1-0, Z. Duke 1-1, J. Grimm 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 19, N. Vincent 5, Z. Duke 3, J. Grimm 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 96-55, A. Claudio 14-10, C. Pelham 25-17, B. Colon 12-10, Z. Curtis 37-17, E. Butler 6-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 3-6, A. Claudio 3-1, C. Pelham 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Minor 22, A. Claudio 5, C. Pelham 5, B. Colon 6, Z. Curtis 8, E. Butler 2
      • 9TH INNING
        Negron singled to center, Heredia scored130
        Gamel hit sacrifice fly to left, Maybin scored120
        Heredia doubled to left center, Zunino scored, Maybin to third110
      • 8TH INNING
        Beckham scored, Cruz to second on passed ball100
        Cruz singled to center, Heredia and Haniger scored, Beckham to third90
        Gordon homered to right, Seager scored70
      • 7TH INNING
        Cano doubled to shallow left, Haniger scored50
      • 6TH INNING
        Zunino homered to left center40
      • 5TH INNING
        Cano homered to center, Haniger and Segura scored30
      • 9TH INNING
        • Drew Robinson in left field
        • Carlos Tocci in right field
        • Hanser Alberto at shortstop
        • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Zunino walked
        • Cameron Maybin hit for Dee Gordon
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Maybin walked, Zunino to second
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Heredia doubled to left center, Zunino scored, Maybin to third
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gamel hit sacrifice fly to left, Maybin scored
        • Eddie Butler relieved Zac Curtis
        • K. Negron: Foul, Ball, Negron singled to center, Heredia scored
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Beckham popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Justin Grimm relieved Zach Duke
        • J. Profar: Profar lined out to right
        • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Alberto popped out to shortstop
        • C. Tocci: Strike looking, Tocci grounded out to third
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Bartolo Colon relieved C.D. Pelham
        • K. Seager: Ball, Seager tripled to deep right
        • M. Zunino: Zunino flied out to shallow center
        • D. Gordon: Gordon homered to right, Seager scored
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Heredia singled to right
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Haniger singled to left, Heredia to second
        • J. Segura: Foul, Foul, Ball, Segura lined out to center
        • Zac Curtis relieved Bartolo Colon
        • R. Cano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cano walked, Heredia to third, Haniger to second
        • Gordon Beckham ran for Robinson Cano
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cruz singled to center, Heredia and Haniger scored, Beckham to third
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham scored, Cruz to second on passed ball, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Zach Duke relieved Nick Vincent
        • Andrew Romine at third base
        • Kristopher Negron at shortstop
        • Ben Gamel in right field
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gallo flied out to center
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Guzman struck out on foul tip
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, DeShields grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C.D. Pelham relieved Alex Claudio
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger doubled to left center
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Segura grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cano doubled to shallow left, Haniger scored
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cruz struck out looking
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Healy lined out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Nick Vincent relieved Marco Gonzales
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Andrus struck out looking
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mazara walked
        • A. Beltre: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Beltre singled to left, Mazara to second
        • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Odor singled to right, Mazara to third, Beltre to second
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Foul, Ball, Foul, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to second, Odor out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Claudio Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Ball, Seager grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Zunino: Foul, Zunino homered to left center
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Gordon grounded out to second
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Heredia grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Guzman grounded out to third
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Profar struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Minor Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gordon lined out to center
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Heredia flied out to left
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Foul, Foul, Haniger doubled to left
        • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Segura walked
        • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cano homered to center, Haniger and Segura scored
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked
        • Alex Claudio relieved Mike Minor
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Healy flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Odor fouled out to third
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Strike looking, Kiner-Falefa lined out to first
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gallo flied out to deep right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Minor Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Ball, Cano singled to center
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz singled to center, Cano to second
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Healy flied out to left
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • M. Zunino: Zunino flied out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Andrus flied out to deep right
        • N. Mazara: Foul, Ball, Ball, Mazara flied out to right
        • A. Beltre: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Beltre grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Minor Pitching:
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Heredia singled to left
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Haniger grounded out to first, Heredia out at second
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Segura grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Guzman flied out to center
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, DeShields singled to center
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Profar grounded out to second, DeShields out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Minor Pitching:
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Healy doubled to left
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • D. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Foul, Gallo grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Minor Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Haniger flied out to left
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Segura walked
        • R. Cano: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Cano lined out to center
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Cruz grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Profar walked
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus popped out to shortstop
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mazara grounded out to first, Profar to second
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Beltre lined out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)