MLB: Mariners top Orioles; Rockies, Twins lose

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kyle Seager homered and hit a pivotal two-run single in the eighth inning to back a fine pitching performance by James Paxton and help the Mariners beat the Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday.

Paxton (7-2) struck out 10 over seven innings, allowing two runs and six hits.

Seattle trailed 2-1 before rallying against the weary Baltimore bullpen.

Dee Gordon led off the eighth with a double and Jean Segura got his third hit of the game on a bunt down the third-base line. Orioles reliever Darren O'Day (0-2) hurt himself trying to field the ball and was replaced by Tanner Scott, who walked Mitch Haniger before Seager hit a liner to center.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gorkys Hernandez drew a go-ahead, bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning after his earlier solo home run, and San Francisco beat Colorado.

Tom Murphy doubled to start the ninth for the Rockies on a hit that sliding Hernandez couldn't secure in center field, and the ball kicked back toward the infield. San Francisco left third uncovered, but Murphy never looked up and stopped at second. DJ LeMahieu wound up grounding into a gameending double play.


CHICAGO (AP) — Yolmer Sanchez matched a career high with four RBIs, Avisail Garcia hit his first homer since returning from the disabled list last week and Chicago came back to beat Minnesota.

Minnesota's Lance Lynn (5-6) was cruising with a 4-2 lead in a seventh straight solid start, but slipped while fielding Matt Davidson's grounder in the sixth. Leury Garcia and Kevan Smith followed with singles to load the bases, prompting manager Paul Molitor to bring in reliever Ryan Pressly.