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Kyle Seager hit two more home runs Sunday, including a go-ahead, three-run blast deep to right field in the eighth inning to lift the Mariners to a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Texas.
Rangers reliever Alexi Ogando had struck out the Mariners’ Nos. 3 and 4 hitters, Robinson Cano and Corey Hart, to start the eighth inning before Justin Smoak hit an opposite-field double off the wall in left. Pinch hitter Dustin Ackley followed with an infield single, setting the stage for more heroics from Seager, who crushed a 1-0 changeup about 20 rows deep into beyond the right-field fence.
Seager hit a walkoff three-run homer to beat Houston on Wednesday, snapping the Mariners’ eight-game losing streak.
Seager has hit all five of his home runs this season in the past four games. During that stretch, he’s raised his average from .156 to .228.
“(Ogando) has so much good stuff that you kind of just have to look for something over the middle of the plate,” Seager said. “You kind of have to hope for a mistake pitch because he’s really good. … We’ve been putting some good work in the cage … and it’s been feeling a little bit better for awhile now, and it hopefully continues.”
The victory gave the Mariner (10-14) just their second series win of the season and first since sweeping the Angels to start the year.
The Rangers had built a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning against Mariners right-hander Brandon Maurer.