Minor strikes out 13 as Rangers pound Mariners 15-1

SEATTLE (AP) While Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor took care of the offense, Mike Minor provided a lift on the mound.

Minor struck out a career-high 13 in seven innings, and the Texas Rangers pounded the Seattle Mariners 15-1 on Saturday night to stop a five-game losing streak.

Minor (3-2) matched the team record for strikeouts by a left-hander while allowing just three hits in his 111-pitch outing. He could have departed with the Rangers up big in the sixth, but he stayed in.

''I felt like the bullpen needed it,'' Minor said.

It was a timely performance after Rangers' bullpen picked up the loss in two of the previous three games.

''He understands the value of that extra inning,'' Texas manager Chris Woodward said. ''Then obviously he goes out and strikes out two more guys to get his career high, which is cool.''

Andrus and Odor each hit a three-run homer for Texas, which finished with a season-high 20 hits. Joey Gallo hit a solo drive for his ninth homer, and Logan Forsythe finished with four hits and three RBIs.

Other than Domingo Santana's deep drive in the first inning, Minor went largely unchallenged by the usually heavy-hitting Mariners, who lead the league in extra-base hits.

''He's able to use all his pitches in any spot any time,'' Woodward said. ''He's got a lot of weapons and he's showing them off right now.''

Seattle hurt itself with three errors, and Mike Leake (2-3) was tagged for five earned runs and 10 hits in five innings.

After Shin-Soo Choo opened the game with a walk, Odor reached on an error on shortstop Tim Beckham. Andrus then hit a long drive to left-center for his fourth homer.

Leake surrendered a one-out double to Forsythe in the second, and Jeff Mathis got on when Mallex Smith dropped a fairly routine running catch in center. After Choo popped out, Odor belted a drive to right for his first homer.

It was Texas' third road win of the season in 12 tries.

Seattle manager Scott Servais had utility infielder Dylan Moore pitch the ninth, and inserted catcher Omar Narvaez at second base. Moore was charged with four runs and five hits.

''I have no words of wisdom - that was a rough ballgame,'' Servais said. ''We did that to them a couple nights ago and they turned around and flipped it on us tonight. You know, we've got to play good defense, and certainly we made some costly errors that didn't help out Mike Leake at all tonight.''

ON THE WAY

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager said he is ahead of schedule in his return from surgery on his left hand and could take live batting practice soon. Seager is eligible to return May 25.

He threw on the side before Saturday's game and was happy to be back in the clubhouse with the team.

''Watching them on TV and watching them in Japan and everything was definitely weird for me,'' Seager said.

HE'S HERE

Mike Wright pitched two innings for Seattle in his first appearance since he was acquired in a trade with Baltimore. He allowed one run and three hits.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: An MRI on Taylor Hearn's left elbow showed inflammation but no acute injury, the team said. The left-hander was placed on the 10-day injured list after complaining of soreness following a disastrous call-up start Thursday that ended after one-third of an inning. ... INF Asdrubal Cabrera remained out with a calf strain, but he is expected to play Sunday.

Mariners: 2B Dee Gordon got what Servais characterized as a spa day after he limped off the field following his game-ending slide at second base Friday night that allowed the winning run to score in a 5-4 victory in 11 innings. He is expected to play Sunday.

UP NEXT

Rangers: RHP Lance Lynn (2-2, 6.61 ERA) starts the finale of the four-game set on Sunday. Lynn was hit hard in his previous outing, allowing eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in an 11-5 loss at Oakland.

Mariners: RHP Erik Swanson (0-2, 4.61 ERA) makes his third career start.

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TEX13-13
33201101415200
SEA18-12
100000000133
  • W: M. Minor (3-2)L: M. Leake (2-3)
  • HR: TEX - E. Andrus (4), R. Odor (1), J. Gallo (9), SEA - D. Santana (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Choo DH62200109.319.415.549.9655.0
R. Odor 2B43131212.157.259.255.51411.5
E. Andrus SS63331011.364.422.576.99812.5
N. Mazara RF62210013.250.320.500.8205.5
H. Pence LF60230001.292.327.458.7856.0
J. Gallo CF51111123.259.385.6471.0326.0
D. Santana 1B52310010.315.339.537.8768.5
L. Forsythe 3B61430015.261.373.435.8089.5
J. Mathis C51200102.170.235.234.4694.0
M. Minor P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Jurado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Haniger RF30100020.250.328.533.8621.0
    D. Santana LF41111032.298.368.496.8644.5
    E. Encarnacion 1B30000020.240.368.469.836-1.0
    D. Vogelbach 1B10000000.294.443.7211.1640.0
    T. Beckham SS40000030.287.363.535.897-1.5
    J. Bruce DH20000110.193.277.554.8310.5
    O. Narvaez 2B10000000.293.366.500.8660.0
    R. Healy 3B30100000.231.303.481.7851.0
    T. Murphy C30000032.370.433.7041.137-1.5
    D. Moore 2B-P30000010.206.308.324.631-0.5
    M. Smith CF30000010.172.264.258.522-0.5
    M. Leake P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Wright P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    C. Bradford P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Andrus (7), N. Mazara (5), H. Pence (2), D. Santana 2 (4), L. Forsythe 2 (6)
      • HR - R. Odor, E. Andrus (4), J. Gallo (9)
      • RBI - R. Odor 3 (5), E. Andrus 3 (18), N. Mazara (20), H. Pence 3 (9), J. Gallo (23), D. Santana (8), L. Forsythe 3 (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor 3 (4), H. Pence (4), D. Santana, L. Forsythe 2 (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo 7 (7), N. Mazara 2 (2), L. Forsythe 3 (3), J. Mathis
      BATTING
      • HR - D. Santana (6)
      • RBI - D. Santana (30)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana 2 (2), T. Murphy 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Beckham 2 (10), M. Smith
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Minor (W, 3-2)7.031111312.880.9132.5
      A. Jurado2.00000300.000.007.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Minor (W, 3-2)7.0
      A. Jurado2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Leake (L, 2-3)5.010951424.981.51-4.0
      M. Wright2.03112308.802.091.5
      C. Bradford1.02110013.861.290.0
      D. Moore1.054420036.007.00-8.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Leake (L, 2-3)5.0
      M. Wright2.0
      C. Bradford1.0
      D. Moore1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Minor (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 111-76, A. Jurado 29-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 4-4, A. Jurado 2-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Minor 26, A. Jurado 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Wright (2), C. Bradford
      • HBP - M. Wright (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 98-64, M. Wright 58-32, C. Bradford 22-16, D. Moore 35-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 6-7, M. Wright 2-1, C. Bradford 2-1, D. Moore 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Leake 28, M. Wright 12, C. Bradford 5, D. Moore 10
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      33201101415200
      SEA18-12
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Choo DH62200109.319.415.549.9655.0
      R. Odor 2B43131212.157.259.255.51411.5
      E. Andrus SS63331011.364.422.576.99812.5
      N. Mazara RF62210013.250.320.500.8205.5
      H. Pence LF60230001.292.327.458.7856.0
      J. Gallo CF51111123.259.385.6471.0326.0
      D. Santana 1B52310010.315.339.537.8768.5
      L. Forsythe 3B61430015.261.373.435.8089.5
      J. Mathis C51200102.170.235.234.4694.0
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      A. Jurado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Haniger RF30100020.250.328.533.8621.0
        D. Santana LF41111032.298.368.496.8644.5
        E. Encarnacion 1B30000020.240.368.469.836-1.0
        D. Vogelbach 1B10000000.294.443.7211.1640.0
        T. Beckham SS40000030.287.363.535.897-1.5
        J. Bruce DH20000110.193.277.554.8310.5
        O. Narvaez 2B10000000.293.366.500.8660.0
        R. Healy 3B30100000.231.303.481.7851.0
        T. Murphy C30000032.370.433.7041.137-1.5
        D. Moore 2B-P30000010.206.308.324.631-0.5
        M. Smith CF30000010.172.264.258.522-0.5
        M. Leake P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        M. Wright P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        C. Bradford P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total3013111164-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - E. Andrus (7), N. Mazara (5), H. Pence (2), D. Santana 2 (4), L. Forsythe 2 (6)
          • HR - R. Odor, E. Andrus (4), J. Gallo (9)
          • RBI - R. Odor 3 (5), E. Andrus 3 (18), N. Mazara (20), H. Pence 3 (9), J. Gallo (23), D. Santana (8), L. Forsythe 3 (11)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor 3 (4), H. Pence (4), D. Santana, L. Forsythe 2 (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo 7 (7), N. Mazara 2 (2), L. Forsythe 3 (3), J. Mathis
          BATTING
          • HR - D. Santana (6)
          • RBI - D. Santana (30)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana 2 (2), T. Murphy 2 (2)
          FIELDING
          • E - T. Beckham 2 (10), M. Smith
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Minor (W, 3-2)7.031111312.880.9132.5
          A. Jurado2.00000300.000.007.5
          Total9.03111161---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Minor (W, 3-2)7.0
          A. Jurado2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Leake (L, 2-3)5.010951424.981.51-4.0
          M. Wright2.03112308.802.091.5
          C. Bradford1.02110013.861.290.0
          D. Moore1.054420036.007.00-8.0
          Total9.0201511573---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Leake (L, 2-3)5.0
          M. Wright2.0
          C. Bradford1.0
          D. Moore1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - M. Minor (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 111-76, A. Jurado 29-20
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 4-4, A. Jurado 2-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Minor 26, A. Jurado 6
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Wright (2), C. Bradford
          • HBP - M. Wright (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 98-64, M. Wright 58-32, C. Bradford 22-16, D. Moore 35-20
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 6-7, M. Wright 2-1, C. Bradford 2-1, D. Moore 1-2
          • Batters Faced - M. Leake 28, M. Wright 12, C. Bradford 5, D. Moore 10
          • 9TH INNING
            Forsythe reached on fielder's choice to third, Mazara scored, Pence to third, Santana out at second151
            Pence singled to left center, Odor and Andrus scored, Mazara to second141
            Mazara singled to shallow right, Choo scored, Odor to third, Andrus to second121
          • 8TH INNING
            Gallo homered to right center111
          • 6TH INNING
            Pence doubled to right, Andrus scored101
          • 5TH INNING
            Forsythe singled to shallow right center, Santana scored91
          • 3RD INNING
            Forsythe singled to left, Santana scored81
            Santana doubled to left, Mazara scored71
          • 2ND INNING
            Odor homered to right, Forsythe and Mathis scored61
          • 1ST INNING
            Santana homered to left31
            Andrus homered to center, Choo and Odor scored30
          • 9TH INNING
            • Omar Narvaez at second base
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Choo singled to right
            • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Odor walked, Choo to second
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Andrus singled to shallow left, Choo to third, Odor to second
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Foul, Mazara singled to shallow right, Choo scored, Odor to third, Andrus to second
            • H. Pence: Foul, Foul, Ball, Pence singled to left center, Odor and Andrus scored, Mazara to second
            • J. Gallo: Gallo flied out to left
            • D. Santana: Foul, Santana singled to shallow right, Mazara to third, Pence to second
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe reached on fielder's choice to third, Mazara scored, Pence to third, Santana out at second
            • J. Mathis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mathis walked, Forsythe to second
            • S. Choo: Choo flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 9th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Jurado Pitching:
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogelbach grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Narvaez lined out to left
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Chasen Bradford relieved Mike Wright
            • H. Pence: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pence grounded out to first
            • J. Gallo: Gallo homered to right center
            • D. Santana: Ball, Santana grounded out to second
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Foul, Forsythe doubled to left
            • J. Mathis: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe to third on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mathis popped out to first
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Ariel Jurado relieved Mike Minor
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Smith grounded out to pitcher
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Daniel Vogelbach at first base
            • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mathis grounded out to second
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Choo singled to left center
            • R. Odor: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • E. Andrus: Andrus doubled to deep left, Choo to third
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mazara flied out to center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • R. Healy: Ball, Healy flied out to center
            • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
            • D. Moore: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Mike Wright relieved Mike Leake
            • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Odor walked
            • E. Andrus: Strike swinging, Ball, Andrus reached on fielder's choice to third, Odor out at second
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
            • H. Pence: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Andrus to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pence doubled to right, Andrus scored
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked
            • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Santana hit by pitch, Pence to third, Gallo to second
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Forsythe struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Encarnacion flied out to deep right
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Beckham struck out looking
            • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • H. Pence: Foul, Pence flied out to deep right
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
            • D. Santana: Santana doubled to right
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Forsythe singled to shallow right center, Santana scored
            • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Mathis singled to left center, Forsythe to second
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Choo grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • D. Moore: Strike looking, Moore grounded out to third
            • M. Smith: Foul, Ball, Foul, Smith grounded out to first
            • M. Haniger: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Haniger singled to shallow left
            • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • R. Odor: Odor grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mazara flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Beckham lined out to third
            • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bruce walked
            • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Healy singled to shallow left, Bruce to second
            • T. Murphy: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mazara doubled to left
            • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pence grounded out to third
            • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santana doubled to left, Mazara scored
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Forsythe singled to left, Santana scored
            • J. Mathis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mathis reached on an infield single to shortstop, Forsythe to third on shortstop Beckham throwing error
            • S. Choo: Choo lined out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • D. Moore: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Moore grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Haniger hit by pitch
            • D. Santana: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Forsythe doubled to left
            • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mathis safe at first on center fielder Smith fielding error, Forsythe to third, Mathis to second
            • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Ball, Choo popped out to shortstop
            • R. Odor: Odor homered to right, Forsythe and Mathis scored
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus flied out to center
            • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • J. Bruce: Bruce flied out to right
            • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Healy grounded out to third
            • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
            • R. Odor: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Odor safe at first on shortstop Beckham fielding error, Choo to second
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus homered to center, Choo and Odor scored
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Mazara grounded out to pitcher
            • H. Pence: Strike looking, Foul, Pence grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Gallo: Gallo flied out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
            • D. Santana: Santana homered to left
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Encarnacion struck out looking
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)