Seager hits tiebreaking HR, Mariners beat Blue Jays 4-3

TORONTO (AP) Kyle Seager got a kick out of displacing Alex Rodriguez from the Seattle Mariners' record book.

Seager hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, Austin Nola also went deep, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Saturday.

Seager's two-out drive off the right field foul screen came on the first pitch from left-hander Tim Mayza (1-2).

''At the end, it started hooking a little bit hard on me,'' Seager said. ''I'm not mad at it for staying fair.''

Seattle won for the third time in five games after losing eight of the previous nine.

Seager's home run extended his hitting streak to 11 games. The third baseman has reached safely in 21 of his past 22 and has hit nine of his 15 home runs in that stretch.

''You want to get on runs like that,'' Seager said. ''That's kind of how it goes in the power department. You know, you hit them in spurts, at least I have.''

Since July 22, Seager has raised his batting average from .186 to .242.

''His timing is really good. He's not in a hurry at the plate,'' manager Scott Servais said. ''He's got a lot of confidence. He should.''

The homer was Seager's 190th, the most ever by a Mariners infielder. Rodriguez hit 189 homers in his seven seasons with Seattle.

''That's definitely something that I don't take lightly,'' Seager said of the record. ''I'm very proud of that.''

Blue Jays rookie third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. left after two innings because of a sore left knee and was replaced by Brandon Drury.

In the second, Guerrero cut in front of shortstop Bo Bichette to field Nola's grounder and made an awkward throw across his body, too late to record the out. He finished the inning but did not return in the third.

Manager Charlie Montoyo said Guerrero ''felt a little tweak in his knee.'' Guerrero was not available after the game because he had left to undergo an MRI.

''We took him out just in case,'' Montoyo said.

Nola scored later in the second on a sacrifice fly by Keon Broxton, but Toronto answered in the bottom half on Billy McKinney's two-out RBI single.

Nola homered off right off Trent Thornton to begin the fourth, his fifth, and Broxton added a second sacrifice fly later in the inning, but the Mariners couldn't hold the two-run lead.

Bichette trimmed it to 3-2 with a two-out blast off Taylor Guilbeau in the fifth, and Reese McGuire tied it in the seventh, homering on the second pitch from Anthony Bass. Bichette's homer was his fifth, while McGuire's was his third.

Bass (2-4) worked one inning for the win and Sam Tuivailala pitched the eighth. Matt Magill pitched around a two-out double in the ninth to earn his first career save, catching Bichette looking to end it.

Guilbeau made his major league debut in the fourth, becoming the 40th pitcher and 62nd player to appear for the Mariners this season. Seattle also used 40 pitchers in 2017, while 62 players breaks the team mark set two years ago.

Thornton allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.

Right-hander Reggie McClain opened for Seattle, allowing one run and three hits in two innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: OF Domingo Santana (rest) sat for the third straight game. Santana is hitless in nine at bats. Santana is expected to DH Sunday.

Blue Jays: Guerrero missed more than a month at Double-A New Hampshire last season because of a strained ligament in his left knee.

RIDING THE PINE

Mariners OF Mallex Smith was held out of the lineup. Smith was thrown out at second base Friday trying to stretch a single into a double, one of multiple baserunning errors on Seattle's current trip.

HIT 'EM UP

Toronto lost for the eighth time this season when outhitting its opponent. The Blue Jays had nine hits to Seattle's six.

NO ONE-DER

The Blue Jays are 12-21 in one-run games.

UP NEXT

Mariners: LHP Yusei Kikuchi (4-8, 5.56 ERA) starts Sunday. Kikuchi is winless in eight starts since beating Baltimore on June 23.

Blue Jays: RHP Wilmer Font (3-2, 4.50) will open Sunday, with left-hander Thomas Pannone (3-5, 6.39) expected to follow. Font has not allowed a run in 8 1/3 innings over four opening appearances.

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  • W: A. Bass (2-4)L: T. Mayza (1-2)S: M. Magill (1)
  • HR: SEA - K. Seager (15), A. Nola (5), TOR - R. McGuire (3), B. Bichette (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Lopes LF30100103.258.333.387.7202.0
J. Crawford SS40000002.238.321.393.7130.0
O. Narvaez C40000011.287.361.464.825-0.5
K. Seager 3B41111011.242.313.472.7855.5
A. Nola 1B42211010.310.360.517.8777.5
D. Vogelbach DH31100110.223.350.484.8343.5
D. Gordon 2B30100101.279.307.369.6771.0
K. Broxton CF10020100.178.238.281.5192.0
D. Moore RF20000110.200.303.365.6670.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Bichette SS51211011.349.400.6751.0755.5
    C. Biggio 2B40100011.213.338.379.7170.5
    V. Guerrero 3B10000000.274.345.464.8090.0
    B. Drury 3B30100010.228.269.409.6791.5
    R. Tellez 1B40100002.229.282.432.7141.0
    R. Grichuk CF40000001.239.295.450.7450.0
    J. Smoak DH21100200.214.355.416.7715.0
    D. Fisher LF30000122.200.294.378.6720.0
    B. McKinney RF40110011.219.274.427.7011.5
    R. McGuire C41211002.265.265.588.8538.0
    T. Hernandez PR00000000.226.301.455.7560.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Vogelbach (16)
      • HR - K. Seager (15), A. Nola (5)
      • SF - K. Broxton 2 (2)
      • RBI - K. Seager (38), A. Nola (12), K. Broxton 2 (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Seager (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Lopes 3 (3), K. Seager
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Drury (17), J. Smoak (12), R. McGuire (2)
      • HR - B. Bichette (5), R. McGuire (3)
      • RBI - B. Bichette (9), B. McKinney (21), R. McGuire (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Bichette (3), B. McKinney (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Bichette, R. Tellez 2 (2), D. Fisher, B. McKinney, R. McGuire 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. Gordon (4), K. Broxton (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - B. Bichette (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Seager-Gordon-Nola)
      • E - R. McClain
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Bichette-Guerrero-Tellez)
      • E - B. Drury (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. McClain2.03111004.501.251.0
      C. Gearrin1.21001003.891.471.0
      T. Guilbeau1.02110019.002.000.0
      Z. Grotz1.11001104.261.581.5
      A. Bass (W, 2-4) (BS, 5)1.01110213.671.119.0
      S. Tuivailala (H, 3)1.00000001.740.973.0
      M. Magill (S, 1)1.01000304.191.4010.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. McClain2.0
      C. Gearrin1.2
      T. Guilbeau1.0
      Z. Grotz1.1
      A. Bass (W, 2-4) (BS, 5)1.0
      S. Tuivailala (H, 3)1.0
      M. Magill (S, 1)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Thornton6.05334315.301.4810.5
      S. Gaviglio1.00000104.481.143.5
      T. Mayza (L, 1-2)0.21110014.241.26-7.0
      D. Law1.10001104.701.502.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Thornton6.0
      S. Gaviglio1.0
      T. Mayza (L, 1-2)0.2
      D. Law1.1
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. McClain 29-22, C. Gearrin 22-12, T. Guilbeau 24-14, Z. Grotz 27-15, A. Bass 16-14, S. Tuivailala 11-8, M. Magill 19-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. McClain 3-2, C. Gearrin 2-2, T. Guilbeau 3-0, Z. Grotz 3-0, A. Bass 1-0, S. Tuivailala 1-2
      • Batters Faced - R. McClain 9, C. Gearrin 6, T. Guilbeau 5, Z. Grotz 6, A. Bass 4, S. Tuivailala 3, M. Magill 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Thornton (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Thornton 86-50, S. Gaviglio 9-7, T. Mayza 6-6, D. Law 21-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Thornton 4-9, S. Gaviglio 2-0, T. Mayza 2-0, D. Law 2-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Thornton 25, S. Gaviglio 3, T. Mayza 3, D. Law 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Lopes LF30100103.258.333.387.7202.0
      J. Crawford SS40000002.238.321.393.7130.0
      O. Narvaez C40000011.287.361.464.825-0.5
      K. Seager 3B41111011.242.313.472.7855.5
      A. Nola 1B42211010.310.360.517.8777.5
      D. Vogelbach DH31100110.223.350.484.8343.5
      D. Gordon 2B30100101.279.307.369.6771.0
      K. Broxton CF10020100.178.238.281.5192.0
      D. Moore RF20000110.200.303.365.6670.5
      Total284642558-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Bichette SS51211011.349.400.6751.0755.5
        C. Biggio 2B40100011.213.338.379.7170.5
        V. Guerrero 3B10000000.274.345.464.8090.0
        B. Drury 3B30100010.228.269.409.6791.5
        R. Tellez 1B40100002.229.282.432.7141.0
        R. Grichuk CF40000001.239.295.450.7450.0
        J. Smoak DH21100200.214.355.416.7715.0
        D. Fisher LF30000122.200.294.378.6720.0
        B. McKinney RF40110011.219.274.427.7011.5
        R. McGuire C41211002.265.265.588.8538.0
        T. Hernandez PR00000000.226.301.455.7560.0
        Total3439323610-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. Vogelbach (16)
          • HR - K. Seager (15), A. Nola (5)
          • SF - K. Broxton 2 (2)
          • RBI - K. Seager (38), A. Nola (12), K. Broxton 2 (15)
          • 2-Out RBI - K. Seager (12)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Lopes 3 (3), K. Seager
          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Drury (17), J. Smoak (12), R. McGuire (2)
          • HR - B. Bichette (5), R. McGuire (3)
          • RBI - B. Bichette (9), B. McKinney (21), R. McGuire (4)
          • 2-Out RBI - B. Bichette (3), B. McKinney (9)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Bichette, R. Tellez 2 (2), D. Fisher, B. McKinney, R. McGuire 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - D. Gordon (4), K. Broxton (5)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - B. Bichette (4)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Seager-Gordon-Nola)
          • E - R. McClain
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Bichette-Guerrero-Tellez)
          • E - B. Drury (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. McClain2.03111004.501.251.0
          C. Gearrin1.21001003.891.471.0
          T. Guilbeau1.02110019.002.000.0
          Z. Grotz1.11001104.261.581.5
          A. Bass (W, 2-4) (BS, 5)1.01110213.671.119.0
          S. Tuivailala (H, 3)1.00000001.740.973.0
          M. Magill (S, 1)1.01000304.191.4010.5
          Total9.0933362---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. McClain2.0
          C. Gearrin1.2
          T. Guilbeau1.0
          Z. Grotz1.1
          A. Bass (W, 2-4) (BS, 5)1.0
          S. Tuivailala (H, 3)1.0
          M. Magill (S, 1)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Thornton6.05334315.301.4810.5
          S. Gaviglio1.00000104.481.143.5
          T. Mayza (L, 1-2)0.21110014.241.26-7.0
          D. Law1.10001104.701.502.5
          Total9.0644552---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Thornton6.0
          S. Gaviglio1.0
          T. Mayza (L, 1-2)0.2
          D. Law1.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. McClain 29-22, C. Gearrin 22-12, T. Guilbeau 24-14, Z. Grotz 27-15, A. Bass 16-14, S. Tuivailala 11-8, M. Magill 19-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. McClain 3-2, C. Gearrin 2-2, T. Guilbeau 3-0, Z. Grotz 3-0, A. Bass 1-0, S. Tuivailala 1-2
          • Batters Faced - R. McClain 9, C. Gearrin 6, T. Guilbeau 5, Z. Grotz 6, A. Bass 4, S. Tuivailala 3, M. Magill 4
          PITCHING
          • WP - T. Thornton (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Thornton 86-50, S. Gaviglio 9-7, T. Mayza 6-6, D. Law 21-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Thornton 4-9, S. Gaviglio 2-0, T. Mayza 2-0, D. Law 2-0
          • Batters Faced - T. Thornton 25, S. Gaviglio 3, T. Mayza 3, D. Law 4
          • 8TH INNING
            Seager homered to right43
          • 7TH INNING
            McGuire homered to right33
          • 5TH INNING
            Bichette homered to left center32
          • 4TH INNING
            Broxton hit sacrifice fly to right, Vogelbach scored31
            Nola homered to left21
          • 2ND INNING
            McKinney singled to right, Smoak scored, Fisher to third11
            Broxton hit sacrifice fly to left, Nola scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • D. Law Pitching:
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Vogelbach grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to first
            • K. Broxton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Broxton walked
            • D. Moore: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Broxton caught stealing second, pitcher to first to second to first
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Matt Magill relieved Sam Tuivailala
            • D. Fisher: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Fisher struck out swinging
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
            • R. McGuire: Ball, Foul, Ball, McGuire doubled to deep right
            • Teoscar Hernandez ran for Reese McGuire
            • B. Bichette: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bichette struck out looking
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Tim Mayza relieved Sam Gaviglio
            • J. Crawford: Foul, Foul, Crawford grounded out to second
            • O. Narvaez: Strike swinging, Narvaez grounded out to second
            • K. Seager: Seager homered to right
            • Derek Law relieved Tim Mayza
            • A. Nola: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Nola struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Sam Tuivailala relieved Anthony Bass
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Tellez lined out to left
            • R. Grichuk: Grichuk popped out to shortstop
            • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Smoak grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Sam Gaviglio relieved Trent Thornton
            • K. Broxton: Ball, Strike looking, Broxton grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Moore: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
            • T. Lopes: Strike looking, Ball, Lopes grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Anthony Bass relieved Zac Grotz
            • R. McGuire: Strike swinging, McGuire homered to right
            • B. Bichette: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bichette grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Biggio struck out looking
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • A. Nola: Nola grounded out to second
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
            • D. Gordon: Foul, Gordon singled to center
            • K. Broxton: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Gordon caught stealing second, catcher to second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Z. Grotz Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Grichuk grounded out to second
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fisher struck out looking
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, McKinney grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • T. Lopes: Lopes reached on an infield single to third, Lopes to second on 3rd baseman Drury throwing error
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Crawford grounded out to first, Lopes to third
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • T. Guilbeau Pitching:
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McKinney grounded out to second
            • R. McGuire: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, McGuire grounded out to third
            • B. Bichette: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bichette homered to left center
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Biggio singled to center
            • Zac Grotz relieved Taylor Guilbeau
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Drury doubled to deep right center, Biggio to third
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Tellez grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • A. Nola: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Nola homered to left
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Vogelbach doubled to left center
            • D. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to second, Vogelbach to third
            • K. Broxton: Broxton hit sacrifice fly to right, Vogelbach scored
            • D. Moore: Moore fouled out to catcher
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Gearrin Pitching:
            • R. Tellez: Tellez singled to center
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Grichuk grounded into double play third to second to first, Tellez out at second
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
            • Taylor Guilbeau relieved Cory Gearrin
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fisher grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Brandon Drury at third base
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Crawford flied out to left
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Narvaez lined out to left
            • K. Seager: Ball, Seager lined out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Cory Gearrin relieved Reggie McClain
            • B. Bichette: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bichette grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Biggio: Biggio popped out to shortstop
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Drury lined out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Seager lined out to right
            • A. Nola: Nola reached on an infield single to third
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Nola to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Vogelbach walked
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gordon walked, Nola to third, Vogelbach to second
            • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Broxton hit sacrifice fly to left, Nola scored
            • D. Moore: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moore walked, Vogelbach to third, Gordon to second
            • T. Lopes: Strike looking, Lopes lined out to right
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. McClain Pitching:
            • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Tellez lined out to left
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Grichuk grounded out to third
            • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Foul, Smoak doubled to deep right center
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Fisher walked
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, McKinney singled to right, Smoak scored, Fisher to third
            • R. McGuire: McGuire grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • T. Lopes: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lopes walked
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Crawford grounded into double play shortstop to third to first, Lopes out at second
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez lined out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. McClain Pitching:
            • B. Bichette: Foul, Bichette singled to right
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Biggio lined out to center
            • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Bichette to second on McClain throwing error, Bichette caught stealing third, pitcher to third, Ball, Guerrero grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)