The M’s have lost seven of their last 10 games as the postseason approaches.
SEATTLE — Jason Heyward, Austin Barnes and James Outman led the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Heyward also had a double, single and two RBIs to finish 8-for-14 with four doubles and a home run in the three-game series.
“He’s in the fireplace right now,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “He swings the bat really well. He’s playing Gold Glove defense, offense, he’s a threat and he’s had a big series.”
Amed Rosario hit the home run as the Dodgers completed a three-game sweep a day after winning the NL West title.
J.P. Crawford had two hits and drove in the only run for the Mariners, who have lost seven of nine games amid the playoff race.
Seattle is 2 1/2 games behind first-place Houston in the AL West and is one game behind Texas for the final American League wild card.
The Dodgers left several of their starters out of the lineup after their overtime win on Saturday night. However, Los Angeles still took the lead very early.
Heyward hit a solo homer in the first inning, his 15th, and added a run-scoring run in the fourth.
“The finish line for us is, we want to be the last team on the field to win that game whenever the final play is played,” Heyward said. “We just have to push every day.”
Barnes’ second homer of the season was a two-run shot in the second, giving Los Angeles a 4–0 lead. Outman capped the scoring with his 21st goal leading off the eighth.
“Certainly a disappointing way to finish the house,” said Seattle manager Scott Servais. “Today, you’re hoping to knock them out early and get some runs and momentum early in the game, but we couldn’t do that. They came at us.”
The Dodgers got a strong pitching performance from left-hander Ryan Yarbrough (8-6), who held the Mariners to one run in 4 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts. Yarbrough came in for the second opener behind Shelby Miller, and Gavin Stone pitched five in 3 1/3 innings with one hit ball for his first career save.
“It couldn’t have gone any better,” Roberts said.
Seattle starter Logan Gilbert (13-6) struggled, giving up five runs on seven hits in five innings. It was his first loss since June 28.
“This was a really big game and we needed a better performance,” Gilbert said. “It’s frustrating. There’s not much I can do now, just try to clean it up. We have big games ahead. It’s hard to say, but let’s move on and focus on the next game.” according to.”
END OF A LINE
Seattle’s Teoscar Hernández was 0-for-4, ending his career-high 30-game on-base streak, which was the longest active streak in the majors.
The Dodgers not playing include Mookie Betts, Max Muncy and Freddie Freeman. This is the first time this season that Freeman was not in the starting lineup in the first match. He didn’t miss a game last year until the Dodgers won the crown.
Dodgers: RHP Lance Lynn (11-11, 5.94 ERA) will start the opener of a three-game home series against Detroit. Lynn is 5-2 since being traded from the White Sox in late July. He allowed two runs in seven innings last time with the Padres.
Sailor: Head to Oakland for a three-game series starting Monday. RHP Bryan Woo (3-4, 4.16 ERA) will start the opener. The rookie pitched six scoreless innings in his last start with the Athletics on August 28.