The Seattle Mariners hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers in the rubber game of their three-game interleague series on Sunday. Things quickly turned into a nightmare for the home team, as Seattle took an 8-2 loss.
Kyle Seager opened the scoring with a two-out solo home run in the bottom of the first inning, but the Dodgers quickly took over the game in the second. The homer gave Seager his 24th two-out RBI of the season, which leads the American League.
The second inning was where all of the wheels fell off. All of them. They even had to send out for extra wheels and then those fell off, too. Starter Blake Beavan didn't get a couple close calls on what would have been inning-ending third strikes, then after Bobby Abreu hit a double to pass Mickey Mantle on the all-time hits list, Tony Gwynn hit a two-out RBI single to drive him in and tie up the game. Dee Gordon then put the Dodgers ahead with an RBI single of his own and Gwynn should have been out at third, but the ball popped out of Beavan's glove while applying the tag. Andre Ethier then launched a grand slam into the right-field bleachers for his 10th homer of the year, giving the Dodgers a 6-1 lead.
The score remained 6-1 until the top of the eighth inning, when James Loney and Adam Kennedy both drove in runs with singles. Michael Saunders finally gave the Mariners a second run in the bottom of the ninth with a ringing RBI double into the gap.
Certainly not how the Mariners wanted to follow up their third no-hitter in team history.
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