SEATTLE (AP) — Jarred Kelenic drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Friday night for their third straight win.
Kyle Seager and Abraham Toro sparked the winning rally with two-out walks against Adam Cimber (2-4). Luis Torrens reached when his comebacker glanced off the high of Cimber’s glove, loading the bases.
Brad Hand came in and walked Kelenic on four straight pitches, sending the Mariners to their fourth win in five video games.
The sequence confirmed Kelenic’s vogue, Mariners supervisor Scott Servais said. The prized rookie became mired in an 0-for-39 dawdle earlier this season sooner than being demoted.
“He doubtlessly would gain swung on the essential pitch” earlier this season, Servais said. “However that’s how powerful he’s grown. … You merely never know when that gentle is going to approach on for a younger player.”
Seattle’s last 10 video games gain been determined by two or fewer runs, the longest stretch in the essential leagues this season and one off the personnel document role in 2005. It became Toronto’s 2d straight loss.
Drew Steckenrider (5-2) pitched the ninth for the win.
The Blue Jays looked as if it could per chance take the lead in the high of the ninth when pinch-runner Breyvic Valera tagged up from third and slid safely under Ty France’s throw from sinful territory behind first inferior. However the name became overturned when a replay evaluate confirmed Tom Murphy’s mark caught Valera’s relieve sooner than he touched home.
Blue Jays supervisor Charlie Montoyo cursed when talking about the play after the sport.
“Each angle we checked out it looked receive,” Toronto supervisor Charlie Montoyo said. “On the entire in (our ride), they incessantly don’t regain overturned.”
Montoyo said sinful things continued to mount in the ninth, espeicilly when Torrens’ ricochet off Cimber’s glove became unplayable in what also can gain been a double-play peril.
“Everything didn’t coast factual the total inning,” he said.
France, who has a 1.000 fielding proportion as a contain-in first baseman, made a basket pick over his shoulder on Marcus Semien’s sinful popup sooner than turning and firing home to make a choice Valera. Mariners catchers objective no longer too lengthy in the past did now not mark out two runners in same conditions, losing the ball on the mark strive.
“The queer coincidence is two days in the past they went and labored on that,” France said of the catchers.
Kelenic doubled to book off the third and Murphy adopted with a homer to left field. Two outs later, Robbie Ray gave up relieve-to-relieve singles, however he escaped the threat by striking out Seager.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. tied it an inning later with a two-speed single, and Ray labored seven innings with some defensive aid.
Ray obtained a double play from Gurriel, who knocked down Kelenic’s liner up the essential-inferior line in the fourth, tagged the obtain and then made the throw to 2d.
Center fielder George Springer made two astronomical performs, taking an further-inferior hit away from Torrens in the fourth when he crashed into the wall and flagging down a Toro waft to the factual-field hole.
Chris Flexen pitched six innings of two-speed ball for Seattle. Mariners starters gain given up three or fewer runs in 13 consecutive begins since July 31.
Blue Jays: Montoyo said he hoped to maintain OF Corey Dickerson off the injured list after pulling him from the lineup with a tight relieve. He said he hoped the venture would work itself out by Saturday. … SS Bo Bichette (left shin bruise) returned to the lineup.
Mariners: Flexen became pulled after 74 pitches because he became dealing with a decrease-body venture, Servais said. The factual hander had been receiving cure for the unspecified venture sooner than the begin. … CF Kyle Lewis (factual meniscus trot) took batting prepare with the personnel for the essential time since going on the injured list June 1. Servais has said Lewis is seemingly to play again this season.
Blue Jays: LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (11-5, 3.62 ERA) makes his 2d career begin against the Mariners.
Mariners: LHP Yusei Kikuchi (7-6, 3.73 ERA) looks for his 14th quality begin this season.
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