Mariners find way to lose again

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Despite 2-run home runs by Tim Beckham and Mitch Haniger Seattle gave up a 2-run lead to Texas over the last two innings and fell 8-7 today…

Mariners fall to Texas 8-7

Texas scored two runs off Roenis Elias in the 8th and another off Anthony Bass in the 9th to earn the victory.

Seattle starter Wade LeBlanc shook off a shaky first inning to go 5-innings, with all three runs coming in the opening frame. He also struck out 5.

Nomar Mazara proved once again to be a Mariner killer, going 3-for-5 with 3-runs.

Seattle next hosts the Angels tomorrow at 7:10.

Texas blasts LeBlanc and M’s 11-4

Ronald Guzman’s 3-run homer highlighted a 7-run 5th inning as the Texas Rangers topped the Seattle Mariners 11-to-4 last night…

Texas downs Seattle 11-4

Marco Gonzales lost his 5th-straight decision, lasting 4-innings and allowing 8-runs on 8-hits with four strikeouts. The former AppleSox pitcher hasn’t won since April 25th. At that point he was 5-and-oh and the Mariners were in first place in the division. Since then, he’s dropped to .500 while Seattle has gone 7-and-22.

Manager Scott Servais said it may be something mechanically with Gonzales as far as last night.

To literally add injury to insult, Mariners shortstop JP Crawford left the game late with an ankle injury in a rundown at 3rd base. Manager Scott Servais said he hopes it’s just a sprain.

Crawford had gone 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in the game before his injury. Malix Smith performed well in the leadoff spot, going 3-for-5 with 2-RBI’s.

The Mariners and Rangers go at it again today at 12:40 with Wade LeBlanc facing Jose Laclerc.

Bregman hits 2 HR’s to lead Houston

On the Les Schwab Scoreboard in the American League West Tuesday…

American League West Scoreboard

Alex Bregman hit two home runs to give him an Amercan League-leading 19 on the season as Houston beat Chicago 9-6.

Shohei Ohtani lined a tie-breaking, two-run single in the top of the 9th to give the Angels a 6-4 win over Oakland.

So the standings in the American League West are pretty much the same with Houston on top at 37-and-19. Oakland slipped with the loss to 7-and-a-half back at 29-and-26. The Ranger’s win over Seattle helped Texas back to the .500 mark, 9 games out. The Angels are 3-games under .500 and 11-games back. Seattle is now 13-and-a-half games back at 24-and-33, last in the A-L West.

Get AppleSox preview at Fan Fest

We’re just 5-days away from the start of the Wenatchee AppleSox’ 20th season…

AppleSox Fan Fest

And you can get a sneak peak of this summer’s team this Saturday during the AppleSox Fan Fest. Fans can watch a live practice for free from 5-to-6:30 Saturday night at Paul Thomas, Sr. Field.

Manager Kyle Krustangle finalized his 40-man roster with the signing of Washington State sophomore infielder Kodie Kolden. Krustangle said he wanted to go with an older, more experienced lineup this season. Eighteen of the 40 players on the roster are upper classman.

Again, Fan Fest is Saturday at 5 at the ballpark. Admission is free and there will be ballpark food available for purchase. We’ll have Voice of the AppleSox Joel Norman joining us Friday for a preview right here on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.