Garrett Jones and Donovan Solano each had a base hit and an RBI
for the Marlins, who won for the fourth time in the last five games
following their eight-game losing streak. Kevin Slowey made his
first start since last July and went five innings, surrendering two
runs and three hits before three relievers bridged the gap to Mike
Dunn (1-2), who pitched a scoreless eighth, and Steve Cishek, who
worked around a leadoff double in the ninth to record his third
Brandon Maurer, called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, worked
the first 4 1/3 innings for the Mariners, allowing one run and two
hits before four relievers shut down the Marlins until they scored
the tying run in the eighth off Charlie Furbush and the go-ahead run
off Tom Wilhelmsen (0-1). Robinson Cano and Corey Hart each had two
hits and a run scored for Seattle.
Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a
double off Furbush to lead off the eighth and Wilhelmsen then walked
consecutive batters with one out to load the bases. Jones grounded
to Justin Smoak at first and his throw home was originally ruled an
out, but replay reversed the call and the tying run counted before
Hechavarria plated the go-ahead run with his sacrifice fly.
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Smoak drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second and the
Mariners made it 2-0 on Dustin Ackley's sacrifice fly in the fourth.
Maurer faced the minimum 12 batters through four innings before the
Marlins put runners on first and second with an infield single and
walk and Solano followed with an RBI single to right, cutting the
deficit to 2-1 and knocking Maurer from the game.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The roof was opened at Marlins Park for a day game
for the first time in stadium history. … The Mariners optioned OF
James Jones to Triple-A Tacoma to make room for Maurer. … Cishek has
converted 32 straight save opportunities.
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