The Texas Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo, left, touches home plate to score before Seattle Mariners catcher Luis Torrens, right, can make a tag on a two-run double by Rangers’ Joey Gallo off Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales during the fourth inning Monday in Seattle. (Stephen Brashear/Associated Press)

The Texas Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo, left, touches home plate to score before Seattle Mariners catcher Luis Torrens, right, can make a tag on a two-run double by Rangers’ Joey Gallo off Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales during the fourth inning Monday in Seattle. (Stephen Brashear/Associated Press)

MARINERS: Seattle powers to sixth-straight win

Seager homers in second game in a row

By Tim Booth | The Associated Press

SEATTLE — Dylan Moore hit a solo home run and added a three-run double, Kyle Seager hit a two-run home run and the surging Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Monday for their first six-game winning streak since July 2019.

Seattle completed a four-game sweep of the Rangers, who have lost six straight. The Mariners (19-22) are 11-3 after an 8-19 start, on their longest winning streak since July 24-30 last year against Detroit and Texas.

Moore drove in a career-high four runs, homering in the third inning and clearing the bases with a two-out double into the left-field corner in the fourth. It was Moore’s sixth home run this season.

Seager gave Seattle an early lead for the second straight day with his seventh homer, a two-run drive off Kolby Allard (0-5). Seager also hit a two-run homer in the first inning in Sunday’s victory.

Moore and Seager provided plenty of offense for Marco Gonzales (5-2), who was coming off his second career complete game.

Gonzales allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings with seven strikeouts. He retired the first 10 batters before Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s single. Shin-Soo Choo added another single and Joey Gallo hit a two-run, two-out double.

That was the only trouble Gonzales faced. He retired eight of his final nine after Gallo’s double. Gonzales has thrown at least seven innings in four of his past six starts and won his third straight decision.

After two consecutive strong starts, Allard was battered by the Mariners for the second time this season. Allard gave up four runs and five hits on Aug. 21, recording only two outs against Seattle. He lasted longer this time, but couldn’t get out of the fourth inning, when Seattle sent 10 batters to the plate.

Moore delivered the big blow, keeping a 3-2 pitch fair down the left-field line to clear the bases. Ty France added a two-run single off Jimmy Herget.

Trainer’s Room

Rangers: Choo was replaced by Eli White in the sixth inning after suffering a sprained right hand. Choo was injured making an awkward head-first slide into home plate, scoring on Gallo’s double. Choo’s hand appeared to get stuck in the dirt as he maneuvered around the tag attempt. He was briefly looked at by an athletic trainer on the field before returning to the dugout. The Rangers said X-rays were negative.

Up next

Mariners: RHP Ljay Newsome (0-0, 2.57) starts the opener of a two-game series in San Francisco against the Giants today. Newsome will be making his second start and third appearance.

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