Lewis homers in debut as Mariners beat Reds 4-3, stop skid

SEATTLE (AP) The rebuilding Seattle Mariners have spent the last year talking about the future. They got to see a glimpse of it during a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night as nine rookies played and contributed heavily to the victory.

Kyle Lewis hit a towering home run on the day he was called up to the big leagues. Justus Sheffield pitched his longest outing of the season. And Dylan Moore helped the team turn four double plays and hit his own homer.

''When you've got guys that are debuting, you've got guys that are young, that are just getting here, there's an excitement level there,'' Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager said. ''Every day will bring something new whether you're in (the pennant race) or not.''

The 31-year-old Seager hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Mariners ended a six-game losing streak.

But it was the rookies who grabbed the attention.

Lewis, a 24-year-old outfielder who was one of four players called up Tuesday from Double-A Arkansas, collected the team's first hit against Trevor Bauer in the fifth inning.

Lewis was just the fifth Mariners player to hit a home run in his debut and the first since 2006. The drive, measured at 426 feet by Statcast, tied the score at 1.

''I was just trying to keep it as simple as possible, try not to make things bigger than they are,'' Lewis said. ''When I hit that, though, it was definitely like an out-of-body experience.''

Two other rookies homered: Moore gave the Mariners a 2-1 lead in the sixth against Bauer with his eighth home run.

Cincinnati's Brian O'Grady, who debuted on Aug. 8, put the Reds ahead 3-2 in the eighth with his first homer. O'Grady pinch-hit and had a two-run drive off Austin Adams.

Michael Lorenzen walked Austin Nola with one out in the eighth. Amir Garrett (4-3) entered, and Seager drove Garrett's seventh consecutive slider over the right field wall.

Dan Altavilla (1-0) pitched around a leadoff walk in the eighth for his first big league win since May 18 last year against Detroit. Anthony Bass tossed a perfect ninth for his third save.

Sheffield pitched six innings, striking out four and allowing just one run - on an RBI single from Freddy Galvis - on seven hits. The left-hander earned his first quality start and has struck out 11 in 11 innings in his last two starts.

Though he allowed 10 baserunners, the Mariners picked him up with four double plays. Sheffield started one of those on his own and also cleanly fielded two comebackers for outs.

''The confidence is growing, and you can see him making pitches and slowing things down when he needs to,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said. ''He's relaxed, he's getting back to doing what he's doing, and trusts his ability at this level, and it's great he's getting the result right now, too.''

Bauer had a no-hitter through 5 1/3 innings and finished with eight strikeouts and three walks in 6 1/3 innings. He was pulled after 116 pitches.

''We read the ball early and had quite a few hits,'' Reds manager David Bell said. ''Then the double plays got us.''

MEMORY LANE

Bell spent the off-day Monday visiting old haunts and marveling at how Seattle's changed in the nearly two decades since he was with the Mariners.

''I love the city,'' Bell said. ''It's my favorite city - other than Cincinnati.''

Bell spent parts of four seasons with Seattle and fondly recalls manager Lou Piniella.

''I think about him all the time doing this job,'' Bell said. ''I learned a lot from him I didn't even realize while I was playing for him. He had the ability to make every game like the seventh game of the World Series. He was a winner and he would not accept anything less from every person in the clubhouse than their absolute best every day. He had a way of motivating through his own expectations.''

MARINERS MOVES

In addition to Lewis, Seattle promoted Lewis, RHPs Justin Dunn and Art Warren and SS Donnie Walton. Warren teared up in front of reporters while describing the clubhouse celebration in Arkansas when players received the news. OF Ryan Court was designated for assignment.

Lewis and Walton made their major league debuts, pushing Seattle to a couple of records. The Mariners have now used 65 players this season, snapping Texas' 2015 record of 64. And 19 rookies have debuted for the team this year, one more than the Rangers in 2015.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: Nick Senzel (right shoulder) has not played the outfield since Sept. 3 but could pinch run. ''We had to make a deal with him,'' Bell said.

Mariners: Servais said SS J.P. Crawford (strained left hamstring) could return this weekend against the Chicago White Sox. ... Rookie CF Jake Fraley (right thumb), who hasn't played since Saturday, had an MRI on Monday but Servais said he did not have an update.

UP NEXT

Reds RHP Sonny Gray (10-6, 2.75 ERA) starts Wednesday against LHP Marco Gonzales, Gray is 7-1 wth a 1.55 ERA in his last 13 starts. Marco Gonzales (14-11, 4.60 ERA) is 9-4 since June 7.

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CIN67-78
010000200380
SEA59-86
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  • W: D. Altavilla (1-0)L: A. Garrett (4-3)S: A. Bass (3)
  • HR: CIN - B. O'Grady (1), SEA - K. Seager (22), D. Moore (8), K. Lewis (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Blandino DH20000110.308.545.385.9300.5
a- B. O'Grady PH-DH11121000.238.333.476.8107.0
J. Votto 1B30000101.263.356.413.7681.0
E. Suarez 3B20000210.268.347.566.9131.5
A. Aquino RF40200011.288.344.655.9991.5
J. Iglesias SS40000005.289.316.413.7290.0
P. Ervin CF41200011.290.350.508.8584.5
F. Galvis 2B40110011.261.292.435.7271.5
J. Peraza LF20200000.243.290.356.6474.0
b- J. VanMeter PH-LF20000000.247.332.412.7440.0
T. Barnhart C31000113.230.329.372.7011.5
  • a-homered for Blandino in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Peraza in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B40000010.281.305.369.675-0.5
A. Nola 1B21000210.265.337.475.8124.5
K. Seager 3B31121101.247.329.506.8358.0
T. Murphy C40100011.276.310.556.8660.5
D. Vogelbach DH30000012.213.344.460.805-0.5
K. Lewis RF31111010.333.3331.3331.6675.5
T. Lopes LF20000010.258.350.348.698-0.5
a- S. Long PH-LF00000100.235.326.395.7211.0
D. Walton SS00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Smith CF-LF30000011.232.303.348.652-0.5
D. Moore SS21111010.214.313.400.7135.5
b- O. Narvaez PH10000010.277.354.455.810-0.5
B. Bishop CF00000000.089.128.089.2170.0
  • a-walked for Lopes in the 7th
  • b-struck out for D. Moore in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Peraza 2 (14)
  • 3B - P. Ervin (7)
  • HR - B. O'Grady
  • RBI - B. O'Grady 2 (2), F. Galvis (66)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. O'Grady 2 (2), F. Galvis (16)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Ervin (18), T. Barnhart 3 (27)
BATTING
  • HR - K. Seager (22), K. Lewis, D. Moore (8)
  • RBI - K. Seager 2 (58), K. Lewis, D. Moore (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Seager 2 (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Murphy (24), D. Vogelbach (50)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Nola
FIELDING
  • DP - (Suarez-Votto)
FIELDING
  • DP - 4 (Sheffield-Moore-Nola; Seager-Nola; Moore-Gordon-Nola; Gordon-Moore-Nola)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Bauer6.13223824.551.2917.0
M. Lorenzen (H, 19)1.10111103.201.221.5
A. Garrett (L, 4-3) (BS, 3)0.11110012.891.38-7.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Bauer6.1
M. Lorenzen (H, 19)1.1
A. Garrett (L, 4-3) (BS, 3)0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Sheffield6.07113404.431.7512.0
A. Adams (BS, 2)0.21221114.081.15-3.5
T. Guilbeau0.10000004.501.250.0
D. Altavilla (W, 1-0)1.00001105.791.829.5
A. Bass (S, 3)1.00000003.671.0610.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Sheffield6.0
A. Adams (BS, 2)0.2
T. Guilbeau0.1
D. Altavilla (W, 1-0)1.0
A. Bass (S, 3)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 116-67, M. Lorenzen 19-11, A. Garrett 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 5-6, M. Lorenzen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 25, M. Lorenzen 4, A. Garrett 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Sheffield 91-53, A. Adams 16-9, T. Guilbeau 6-3, D. Altavilla 20-12, A. Bass 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Sheffield 7-3, A. Adams 1-0, T. Guilbeau 1-0, D. Altavilla 2-0, A. Bass 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Sheffield 24, A. Adams 4, T. Guilbeau, D. Altavilla 4, A. Bass 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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CIN67-78
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00001102X440
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Blandino DH20000110.308.545.385.9300.5
a- B. O'Grady PH-DH11121000.238.333.476.8107.0
J. Votto 1B30000101.263.356.413.7681.0
E. Suarez 3B20000210.268.347.566.9131.5
A. Aquino RF40200011.288.344.655.9991.5
J. Iglesias SS40000005.289.316.413.7290.0
P. Ervin CF41200011.290.350.508.8584.5
F. Galvis 2B40110011.261.292.435.7271.5
J. Peraza LF20200000.243.290.356.6474.0
b- J. VanMeter PH-LF20000000.247.332.412.7440.0
T. Barnhart C31000113.230.329.372.7011.5
Total3138315612-----
HITTERSAB
A. Blandino DH2
a- B. O'Grady PH-DH1
J. Votto 1B3
E. Suarez 3B2
A. Aquino RF4
J. Iglesias SS4
P. Ervin CF4
F. Galvis 2B4
J. Peraza LF2
b- J. VanMeter PH-LF2
T. Barnhart C3
Total31
  • a-homered for Blandino in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Peraza in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B40000010.281.305.369.675-0.5
A. Nola 1B21000210.265.337.475.8124.5
K. Seager 3B31121101.247.329.506.8358.0
T. Murphy C40100011.276.310.556.8660.5
D. Vogelbach DH30000012.213.344.460.805-0.5
K. Lewis RF31111010.333.3331.3331.6675.5
T. Lopes LF20000010.258.350.348.698-0.5
a- S. Long PH-LF00000100.235.326.395.7211.0
D. Walton SS00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Smith CF-LF30000011.232.303.348.652-0.5
D. Moore SS21111010.214.313.400.7135.5
b- O. Narvaez PH10000010.277.354.455.810-0.5
B. Bishop CF00000000.089.128.089.2170.0
Total274443495-----
HITTERSAB
D. Gordon 2B4
A. Nola 1B2
K. Seager 3B3
T. Murphy C4
D. Vogelbach DH3
K. Lewis RF3
T. Lopes LF2
a- S. Long PH-LF0
D. Walton SS0
M. Smith CF-LF3
D. Moore SS2
b- O. Narvaez PH1
B. Bishop CF0
Total27
  • a-walked for Lopes in the 7th
  • b-struck out for D. Moore in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Peraza 2 (14)
  • 3B - P. Ervin (7)
  • HR - B. O'Grady
  • RBI - B. O'Grady 2 (2), F. Galvis (66)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. O'Grady 2 (2), F. Galvis (16)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Ervin (18), T. Barnhart 3 (27)
BATTING
  • HR - K. Seager (22), K. Lewis, D. Moore (8)
  • RBI - K. Seager 2 (58), K. Lewis, D. Moore (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Seager 2 (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Murphy (24), D. Vogelbach (50)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Nola
FIELDING
  • DP - (Suarez-Votto)
FIELDING
  • DP - 4 (Sheffield-Moore-Nola; Seager-Nola; Moore-Gordon-Nola; Gordon-Moore-Nola)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Bauer6.13223824.551.2917.0
M. Lorenzen (H, 19)1.10111103.201.221.5
A. Garrett (L, 4-3) (BS, 3)0.11110012.891.38-7.0
Total8.0444493---
PITCHERSIP
T. Bauer6.1
M. Lorenzen (H, 19)1.1
A. Garrett (L, 4-3) (BS, 3)0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Sheffield6.07113404.431.7512.0
A. Adams (BS, 2)0.21221114.081.15-3.5
T. Guilbeau0.10000004.501.250.0
D. Altavilla (W, 1-0)1.00001105.791.829.5
A. Bass (S, 3)1.00000003.671.0610.0
Total9.0833561---
PITCHERSIP
J. Sheffield6.0
A. Adams (BS, 2)0.2
T. Guilbeau0.1
D. Altavilla (W, 1-0)1.0
A. Bass (S, 3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 116-67, M. Lorenzen 19-11, A. Garrett 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 5-6, M. Lorenzen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 25, M. Lorenzen 4, A. Garrett 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Sheffield 91-53, A. Adams 16-9, T. Guilbeau 6-3, D. Altavilla 20-12, A. Bass 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Sheffield 7-3, A. Adams 1-0, T. Guilbeau 1-0, D. Altavilla 2-0, A. Bass 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Sheffield 24, A. Adams 4, T. Guilbeau, D. Altavilla 4, A. Bass 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Seager homered to right, Nola scored34
  • 7TH INNING
    O'Grady homered to right, Barnhart scored32
  • 6TH INNING
    Moore homered to left12
  • 5TH INNING
    Lewis homered to left center11
  • 2ND INNING
    Galvis singled to left, Ervin scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Anthony Bass relieved Dan Altavilla
    • Braden Bishop in center field
    • Donnie Walton at shortstop
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Galvis flied out to deep right
    • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Ball, VanMeter lined out to center
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Dan Altavilla relieved Taylor Guilbeau
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
    • A. Aquino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Aquino grounded out to pitcher, Suarez to second
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to second, Suarez to third
    • P. Ervin: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ervin struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Omar Narvaez hit for Dylan Moore
    • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon grounded out to first
    • A. Nola: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nola walked
    • Amir Garrett relieved Michael Lorenzen
    • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Seager homered to right, Nola scored
    • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Murphy flied out to deep right
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Austin Adams relieved Justus Sheffield
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • Josh VanMeter hit for Jose Peraza
    • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, VanMeter grounded out to first
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Barnhart walked
    • Brian O'Grady hit for Alex Blandino
    • B. O'Grady: Ball, O'Grady homered to right, Barnhart scored
    • Taylor Guilbeau relieved Austin Adams
    • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Votto grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • K. Lewis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lewis struck out swinging
    • Shed Long hit for Tim Lopes
    • S. Long: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Long walked
    • Michael Lorenzen relieved Trevor Bauer
    • M. Smith: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Smith lined into double play third to first, Long out at first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Sheffield Pitching:
    • A. Aquino: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Aquino struck out looking
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Iglesias flied out to right
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Ball, Ervin lined out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • D. Moore: Ball, Moore homered to left
    • D. Gordon: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
    • A. Nola: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
    • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Seager walked
    • T. Murphy: Ball, Murphy singled to left, Seager to second
    • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Vogelbach flied out to deep center
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Sheffield Pitching:
    • A. Blandino: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blandino walked
    • J. Votto: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Votto grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Blandino out at second
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Suarez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Ball, Vogelbach flied out to center
    • K. Lewis: Ball, Ball, Lewis homered to left center
    • T. Lopes: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Lopes grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Sheffield Pitching:
    • P. Ervin: Ervin singled to left
    • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Galvis grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Ervin out at second
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peraza doubled to deep right
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • A. Nola: Ball, Ball, Nola fouled out to catcher
    • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Seager flied out to deep center
    • T. Murphy: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Murphy flied out to right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Sheffield Pitching:
    • A. Blandino: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Blandino grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Votto walked
    • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked, Votto to second
    • A. Aquino: Strike swinging, Aquino singled to right, Votto to third, Suarez to second
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias grounded into double play third to first, Suarez out at third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Moore: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Gordon grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Sheffield Pitching:
    • A. Aquino: Aquino singled to left
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Iglesias grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Aquino out at second
    • P. Ervin: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ervin tripled to right
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Galvis singled to left, Ervin scored
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Peraza doubled to deep left, Galvis to third
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Barnhart grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
    • K. Lewis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Lewis grounded out to third
    • T. Lopes: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lopes struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Sheffield Pitching:
    • A. Blandino: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Blandino struck out swinging
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Votto lined out to left
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gordon grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nola walked
    • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Seager flied out to center
    • T. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Nola stole second, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)