Seattle Mariners Beat Colorado Rockies 7-2 Thanks To The Long Ball


Sep 11, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman N. Arenado (28) reacts after committing a fielding error against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners faced off for the middle game of their three-game series at downtown Seattle’s Safeco Field on Saturday night. 

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The Seattle Mariners slugged four home runs, held the visiting team to just four hits, and cruised to a 7-2 victory over the listless Colorado Rockies at Safeco Field on Saturday.

The Mariners started the scoring in the bottom of the second inning, when Robinson Cano blasted a very long home run to right field off Rockies’ starter Yohan Flande.

The Mariners took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third, when Nelson Cruz hit an RBI single off Flande. Then, in the fourth, the Mariners got two more runs off Flande; Jesus Montero hit a solo home run, and then later in the inning, Shawn O’Malley scored on a suicide squeeze bunt from Jonathan Hicks, to make it a 4-0 game,

That was it for Flande, who couldn’t make it four full innings. In 3.2 innings of work, Flande allowed four runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out three batters. David Hale relieved Flande, and even though he got out of the fourth unscathed, Hale wouldn’t fare so well in his own outing.

Across three innings of work, Hale allowed three runs, including two home runs, as well. Both Franklin Gutierrez and Nelson Cruz homered off Hale, putting the game out of reach for Seattle.

The only Colorado Rockies rally of the night took place in the sixth inning, though both Rockies runs came on outs. After rallying against starter Roenis Elias, the Rockies put up two runs on a DJ LeMahieu RBI groundout, and a Nolan Arenado sacrifice fly. That made the game 5-2 at the time, though it was as close as the Rockies would get in a game where they were otherwise dominated by Seattle pitching.

One bright spot for the Rockies was Miguel Castro, who tossed a perfect eighth inning with two strikeouts on Saturday night. Cristhian Adames and Wilin Rosario also both had a hit and a walk in the game, though the Rockies as a team got just four hits on Saturday evening.

Now 59-82, the Colorado Rockies will face the Seattle Mariners tomorrow at 2:10 pm MT in the rubber match of their three-game series.

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