Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager had a rough start to the season. In fact, his average was below the Mendoza line until April 26th. All of that seems like a distant memory now. Seager now has his average up to .259 on the season after his second four-hit game of the month of June already.
Seager singled to lead off the second and fourth innings, and picked up a two run double in the fifth that gave the Mariners a 2-1 lead. In his fourth and final at-bat, Seager drove in another run in the eighth to make it 3-1. The Mariners would go on to win the game 5-1 and end their five game losing streak.
Right hander Hisashi Iwakuma pitched a gem for the Mariners to help Seager end the slide. He gave up one run on six hits and no walks, while striking out six through eight innings. His only blemish was a solo home run given up to Brad Snyder. It was the first home run of Snyder’s career.
Seager also enjoyed a four hit game against the New York Yankees back on June 2nd. Seager finished that game with a double, two triples, and a home run while driving in three.
Rangers starter Nick Martinez took the hard luck loss, going six innings and giving up just the two run double to Seager in the fifth despite allowing ten baserunners.
Reliever Robbie Ross was tagged for the other three runs in the eighth inning.
The Rangers will head down the coast for a three-game series with Oakland starting tomorrow.
Seattle welcomes the Padres to town for two before following them back to San Diego for the other two games of the four game split.