Mariners rally past Rangers, 9-8, in 11 innings
Guillermo Heredia's single drove in Ryon Healy with the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as Seattle beat Texas 9-8 Tuesday at Safeco Field.
Earlier in the day, the Mariners had to overcome the news that star second baseball Robinson Cano, who's already out with a broken bone in his right hand, will miss 80 games without pay — and more than $11 million of his $24 million salary — after testing positive for a banned substance, the diuretic furosemide. The suspension begins immediately, even with Cano expected to be out for up to eight weeks with the injured hand.
In a back-and-forth game, the Mariners (24-17) led 8-7 after eight innings, scoring twice in the eighth — on an unearned run and Jean Segura's RBI single. But the Rangers tied it in the ninth off closer Edwin Diaz.
Healy singled off Alex Claudio in the 11th, advanced to second base on David Freitas' infield single and scored on Heredia's single to center field.
The Mariners had 15 hits — three each by Segura and Mitch Haniger. Segura scored three runs. Haniger drove in two. Kyle Seager had a bases-clearing double. Healy hit a solo homer.
Joey Gallo hit a homer for Texas (16-27).
Nelson Cruz was injured and left the game after being hit by a pitch for the second time in the game in the fourth inning.
The teams play the second and final game of the series at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, with Christian Bergman making his first start opposite Bartolo Colon (1-1).