Robbie Ray made a no-hit try in the seventh inning, Mitch Haniger and Eugenio Suárez both hit two-run homers and the Mariners defeated the Nationals 4-2.
SEATTLE (AP) — Robbie Ray made a no-hit try in the seventh inning, Mitch Haniger and Eugenio Suárez both hit homers from two runs and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Washington Nationals 4-2 Tuesday night.
Ray (10-8), last year’s AL Cy Young winner with Toronto, had issued just a pair of walks through six before giving up a lead-off home run by rookie Joey Meneses in the seventh.
Ray was knocked out after an infield single by Lane Thomas and received a standing ovation. He struck seven and walked two.
In his last four games, Ray has played at least six innings, allowed six runs in that span, and batted 34.
Paul Sewald gave up a run in the ninth while making his 16th save.
Erick Fedde (5-8) made his first start since July 24 after recovering from a shoulder infection and being taken off the injured list. The right-hander allowed two runs on Haniger’s homer in five innings.
The Nationals have not had a starting pitcher credited with a win in 40 games, the longest drought in major league history.
Haniger has scored in 14 of 15 games since his return from IL on August 6. Suárez hit his 23rd homer in the seventh.
Meneses was one of the lone bright spots for the struggling Nationals. The 30-year-old has six homers in 18 games and his double in the ninth pushed his batting average to a .329.
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Designated hitter Carlos Santana was a notorious pull hitter throughout his career, scoring two hits, both on the left side of the field, including a rousing bunt hit that hit from third base in the first inning and recognized the empty one Space. His final goal, a single into flat left field at the end of the seventh, was followed by Suárez’s homer.
Mariners: LF Sam Haggerty received an MRI that revealed an isolated deltoid trunk. The Mariners will learn more about how he’s feeling over the next few days and will be available off the bench if needed, manager Scott Servais said.
Nationals: C Riley Adams recalled by Triple-A Rochester and placed on the starting lineup. Washington also named RHP Tyler Clippard to Triple-A Rochester for fielding and optional catcher Tres Barrera.
Nationals: RHP Aníbal Sánchez (0-5, 6.43) had one of his best games of the season in his last start, enabling a five-inning run against the Padres.
Mariners: Rookie RHP George Kirby (5-3, 3.47) takes the mound for Seattle for the 18th time this season. He hit seven in an 11-7 win over the Angels last week.
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