It looks like the Seattle Mariners are enjoying interleague play quite a bit so far. On Sunday, the Mariners completed a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field by holding on for a 6-4 win.
The Mariners, as they like to do, opened the scoring in the top of the first inning. The first run came on a strange play that ended with Dustin Ackley stealing home plate. Justin Smoak added an RBI single to put the M's up 2-0 before the Rockies ever batted.
The Rockies did manage to cut the lead to 2-1 on a Carlos Gonzalez home run in the bottom of the first inning. In the top of the third, the Mariners went back-to-back with a two-run homer from Jesus Montero and a solo shot by Smoak to make it 5-1 Seattle. It was the sixth home run of the year for Montero and the fifth for Smoak.
The Rockies made it 5-2 in the bottom of the fourth with a two-out RBI single from Jordan Pacheco, but Mike Carp got that run back for the Mariners in the sixth with his fourth homer of the year.
Brandon League once again had a rough outing in the bottom of the ninth, giving up two runs on a Dexter Fowler home run and an RBI single by Gonzalez, but got Troy Tulowitzi to ground into a force out and struck out Todd Helton to secure the win.
Mariners starter Blake Beavan got his second win of the year by allowing two runs in five innings on seven hits. Beavan struck out seven and walked just one. Seattle pitchers struck out 13 Rockies in the game.
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