Minor 11 Ks, Rangers 5 homers in 10-9 win over Mariners

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers had Mike Minor on the mound and their big bats were going deep. That was just enough to hold off the Seattle Mariners.

Minor struck out 11 with only one walk and set a ballpark record for consecutive scoreless innings before leaving after six innings with 107 pitches, and Asdrubal Cabrera hit two of the five Texas homers Monday night in a 10-9 victory after having an eight-run lead.

''It wasn't until the sixth when I looked up and I saw 96. I didn't think I had that many pitches honestly,'' Minor said. ''The way that I felt and the way I was throwing the ball, the numbers didn't reflect how I felt, I guess.''

While he wanted to go deeper in the game, Minor (5-3) reached 29 innings in a row at home without giving up a run before Seattle, down 7-0 at the time, scored twice in the sixth. The lefty's scoreless streak is the longest by any pitcher ever at the Rangers' ballpark that is in its 26th and final season.

Hunter Pence, Joey Gallo and Rougned Odor also went deep as Texas matched its season high for homers for the second time in five games. The Rangers twice had back-to-back homers in a game for the first time in 10 years.

''Yeah, that's how you draw it up,'' manager Chris Woodward said. ''You've got your best pitcher on the mound, he goes out and gives you six pretty good innings and punches out eleven, and your offense scores five in the first inning. Scores 10 in the game.''

Tim Beckham had five RBIs for Seattle, including his first career grand slam in the eighth to chase Shelby Miller, in his first relief appearance since losing his spot in the starting rotation. Daniel Vogelbach's two-out, two-run homer was part of a three-run ninth.

''I'm sure everyone in here feels the same way,'' Beckham said. ''We need to win games. I don't care if it's 10-9, or care if it's 10-2. We made a good comeback, but we lost.''

Texas went ahead to stay with a five-run first inning off Mike Leake (3-5), when Odor hit a three-run homer before Cabrera followed with a solo shot that snapped an 0-for-13 slide and was his first RBI in 12 games. Cabrera led off the fourth with his second homer of the game, and ninth of the season - all at home.

Pence hit a two-run blast in the seventh, measured at about 449 feet deep into the Mariners bullpen in left-center. Gallo followed with his 14th homer, an opposite-field shot that just cleared the wall into that bullpen and made it 10-2.

Minor had a career-high 13 strikeouts at Seattle in a 15-1 win on April 27, which started the current stretch of 16 losses in 21 games for the Mariners.

''You could tell some of those guys were almost looking for the changeup at times, and the fastball was beating them,'' Woodward said. ''So what he had done to them in the past, the last game, had something to do with what they were looking for this game.''

Ryon Healy's sacrifice fly plated the first Seattle run and Beckham had a two-out RBI single before Minor struck out the last batter he faced.

Leake allowed seven runs and 11 hits over five innings. Texas tagged him for nine runs and 10 hits in five innings last month, when he was also matched against Minor.

''That's just who they are,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said. ''The Rangers swing the bat.''

THE STREAK

Minor allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings in the season opener for the Rangers, but didn't allow a run over 24 innings in his next three home starts. He surpassed C.J. Wilson's record of 25 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings (2009-10) at the Texas home ballpark with his first two innings against Seattle.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: Vogelbach came in the game for Healy, who left the game because of a low back strain.

UP NEXT

Mariners: Veteran lefty Tommy Milone is set to make his first start of the season for Seattle. After seven seasons with five teams, he signed a minor league deal with the Mariners in December and went 4-2 with a 3.83 ERA in nine games (eight starts) at Triple-A Tacoma.

Rangers: RHP Lance Lynn (5-3, 4.94) makes his 10th start of the season. He is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two career starts against the Mariners, including April 28 when he allowed one run and five hits over seven innings at Seattle.

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  • W: M. Minor (5-3)L: M. Leake (3-5)
  • HR: SEA - T. Beckham (9), D. Vogelbach (14), TEX - A. Cabrera 2 (9), H. Pence (9), R. Odor (7), J. Gallo (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Haniger RF52200002.237.332.505.8374.0
E. Encarnacion DH43210112.261.378.533.9118.5
D. Santana LF51100033.272.340.471.8110.5
R. Healy 1B20010020.237.289.456.7440.0
D. Vogelbach 1B22221000.270.400.6591.0599.0
T. Beckham 3B41351100.265.321.516.83813.0
J. Crawford SS40000033.231.250.385.635-1.5
T. Murphy C40100020.280.321.460.7810.0
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    S. Choo LF51210001.296.397.531.9285.0
    D. Santana SS50210022.320.367.530.8973.0
    N. Mazara RF52200003.248.308.427.7355.0
    H. Pence DH41221003.307.363.6441.0068.0
    J. Gallo CF32211111.285.419.6601.0798.5
    R. Odor 2B41131012.169.237.371.6087.5
    A. Cabrera 3B42222011.221.296.456.75211.5
    R. Guzman 1B41100001.213.284.492.7753.0
    I. Kiner-Falefa C40100021.213.308.338.6451.0
    M. Minor P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Encarnacion 2 (6)
      • HR - D. Vogelbach (14), T. Beckham (9)
      • SF - R. Healy (4)
      • RBI - E. Encarnacion (34), R. Healy (26), D. Vogelbach 2 (30), T. Beckham 5 (26)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Vogelbach 2 (8), T. Beckham (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Encarnacion 2 (2), J. Crawford 3 (3), M. Smith
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Choo (13), D. Santana (7), N. Mazara (8), R. Guzman (5), I. Kiner-Falefa (5)
      • HR - H. Pence (9), J. Gallo (14), R. Odor (7), A. Cabrera 2 (9)
      • RBI - S. Choo (19), D. Santana (13), H. Pence 2 (30), J. Gallo (33), R. Odor 3 (21), A. Cabrera 2 (25)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor 3 (10), A. Cabrera (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Mazara 2 (2), H. Pence 2 (2), R. Guzman
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Leake-Crawford-Healy)
      • E - D. Santana (8)
      FIELDING
      • PB - I. Kiner-Falefa (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Leake (L, 3-5)5.011771434.731.44-7.0
      R. Garton1.022201112.001.67-0.5
      P. Markel1.011102114.733.272.0
      D. McKay1.01000000.001.002.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Leake (L, 3-5)5.0
      R. Garton1.0
      P. Markel1.0
      D. McKay1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Minor (W, 5-3)6.062211102.641.1324.5
      S. Miller1.134412110.272.15-4.0
      B. Martin0.21000207.201.400.0
      C. Martin1.03330014.661.24-3.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Minor (W, 5-3)6.0
      S. Miller1.1
      B. Martin0.2
      C. Martin1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 84-61, R. Garton 16-10, P. Markel 22-12, D. McKay 18-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 8-2, R. Garton 2-0, D. McKay 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Leake 26, R. Garton 5, P. Markel 4, D. McKay 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 107-74, S. Miller 26-17, B. Martin 10-8, C. Martin 19-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 3-4, S. Miller 1-1, C. Martin 2-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Minor 25, S. Miller 8, B. Martin 3, C. Martin 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      M. Haniger RF52200002.237.332.505.8374.0
      E. Encarnacion DH43210112.261.378.533.9118.5
      D. Santana LF51100033.272.340.471.8110.5
      R. Healy 1B20010020.237.289.456.7440.0
      D. Vogelbach 1B22221000.270.400.6591.0599.0
      T. Beckham 3B41351100.265.321.516.83813.0
      J. Crawford SS40000033.231.250.385.635-1.5
      T. Murphy C40100020.280.321.460.7810.0
      M. Smith CF40100031.172.254.267.521-0.5
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      R. Garton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        S. Choo LF51210001.296.397.531.9285.0
        D. Santana SS50210022.320.367.530.8973.0
        N. Mazara RF52200003.248.308.427.7355.0
        H. Pence DH41221003.307.363.6441.0068.0
        J. Gallo CF32211111.285.419.6601.0798.5
        R. Odor 2B41131012.169.237.371.6087.5
        A. Cabrera 3B42222011.221.296.456.75211.5
        R. Guzman 1B41100001.213.284.492.7753.0
        I. Kiner-Falefa C40100021.213.308.338.6451.0
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          BATTING
          • 2B - E. Encarnacion 2 (6)
          • HR - D. Vogelbach (14), T. Beckham (9)
          • SF - R. Healy (4)
          • RBI - E. Encarnacion (34), R. Healy (26), D. Vogelbach 2 (30), T. Beckham 5 (26)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Vogelbach 2 (8), T. Beckham (14)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Encarnacion 2 (2), J. Crawford 3 (3), M. Smith
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Choo (13), D. Santana (7), N. Mazara (8), R. Guzman (5), I. Kiner-Falefa (5)
          • HR - H. Pence (9), J. Gallo (14), R. Odor (7), A. Cabrera 2 (9)
          • RBI - S. Choo (19), D. Santana (13), H. Pence 2 (30), J. Gallo (33), R. Odor 3 (21), A. Cabrera 2 (25)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor 3 (10), A. Cabrera (10)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Mazara 2 (2), H. Pence 2 (2), R. Guzman
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Leake-Crawford-Healy)
          • E - D. Santana (8)
          FIELDING
          • PB - I. Kiner-Falefa (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Leake (L, 3-5)5.011771434.731.44-7.0
          R. Garton1.022201112.001.67-0.5
          P. Markel1.011102114.733.272.0
          D. McKay1.01000000.001.002.0
          Total8.0151010175---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Leake (L, 3-5)5.0
          R. Garton1.0
          P. Markel1.0
          D. McKay1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Minor (W, 5-3)6.062211102.641.1324.5
          S. Miller1.134412110.272.15-4.0
          B. Martin0.21000207.201.400.0
          C. Martin1.03330014.661.24-3.0
          Total9.013992152---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Minor (W, 5-3)6.0
          S. Miller1.1
          B. Martin0.2
          C. Martin1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 84-61, R. Garton 16-10, P. Markel 22-12, D. McKay 18-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 8-2, R. Garton 2-0, D. McKay 1-2
          • Batters Faced - M. Leake 26, R. Garton 5, P. Markel 4, D. McKay 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 107-74, S. Miller 26-17, B. Martin 10-8, C. Martin 19-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 3-4, S. Miller 1-1, C. Martin 2-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Minor 25, S. Miller 8, B. Martin 3, C. Martin 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Vogelbach homered to right center, Encarnacion scored910
            Encarnacion doubled to deep left, Haniger scored710
          • 8TH INNING
            Beckham homered to left center, Encarnacion, Santana and Vogelbach scored610
          • 7TH INNING
            Gallo homered to center210
            Pence homered to left center, Mazara scored29
          • 6TH INNING
            Beckham reached on an infield single to shortstop, Encarnacion scored27
            Healy hit sacrifice fly to center, Haniger scored17
          • 4TH INNING
            Choo doubled to deep left, Guzman scored07
            Cabrera homered to right center06
          • 1ST INNING
            Cabrera homered to right center05
            Odor homered to right, Mazara and Gallo scored04
            Santana singled to right, Choo scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Chris Martin relieved Brett Martin
            • D. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to third
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion doubled to deep left, Haniger scored
            • D. Santana: Ball, Santana lined out to right
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion to third on passed ball, Ball, Ball, Vogelbach homered to right center, Encarnacion scored
            • T. Beckham: Strike (foul tip), Beckham grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • S. Miller Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger grounded out to third
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
            • D. Santana: Foul, Santana singled to left, Encarnacion to second
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Vogelbach singled to right center, Encarnacion to third, Santana to second
            • T. Beckham: Beckham homered to left center, Encarnacion, Santana and Vogelbach scored
            • Brett Martin relieved Shelby Miller
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
            • T. Murphy: Ball, Murphy reached on an infield single to second
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • David McKay relieved Parker Markel
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Strike looking, Kiner-Falefa lined out to center
            • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Choo grounded out to second
            • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana doubled to deep right
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mazara flied out to left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Shelby Miller relieved Mike Minor
            • T. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Murphy lined out to left
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Gordon struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Garton Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mazara doubled to deep right center
            • H. Pence: Pence homered to left center, Mazara scored
            • Parker Markel relieved Ryan Garton
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo homered to center
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • R. Guzman: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Guzman popped out to third
            • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Haniger singled to center
            • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion doubled to left center, Haniger to third
            • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • R. Healy: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Healy hit sacrifice fly to center, Haniger scored
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Beckham reached on an infield single to shortstop, Encarnacion scored
            • J. Crawford: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Ryan Garton relieved Mike Leake
            • Daniel Vogelbach at first base
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Kiner-Falefa struck out looking
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Choo grounded out to second
            • D. Santana: Santana grounded out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • T. Murphy: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gordon flied out to center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gallo singled to right
            • R. Odor: Odor grounded out to first, Gallo to second
            • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to second, Gallo to third
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Guzman grounded out to first
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham singled to center
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • A. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera homered to right center
            • R. Guzman: Guzman doubled to deep right center
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kiner-Falefa struck out swinging
            • S. Choo: Choo doubled to deep left, Guzman scored
            • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • N. Mazara: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Mazara reached on an infield single to second, Choo to third
            • H. Pence: Pence reached on fielder's choice to second, Mazara out at second
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • T. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
            • M. Smith: Smith singled to center
            • D. Gordon: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gordon singled to left, Smith to second
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Haniger flied out to deep center, Smith to third
            • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion lined out to right
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • H. Pence: Pence singled to left
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
            • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Odor grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Pence out at second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • D. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Beckham walked
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kiner-Falefa doubled to deep right
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo lined out to left
            • D. Santana: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Santana struck out on foul tip
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Mazara grounded out to first
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gordon grounded out to first
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Foul, Haniger grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Choo singled to left center, Choo to second on left fielder Santana fielding error
            • D. Santana: Santana singled to right, Choo scored
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Mazara reached on fielder's choice to first, Santana out at second
            • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Pence flied out to deep right
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gallo walked, Mazara to second
            • R. Odor: Odor homered to right, Mazara and Gallo scored
            • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Cabrera homered to right center
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Guzman grounded out to second
            • End of the 1st (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)