Mariners Snap Losing Streak
Kyle Seager had four hits and three RBIs, and the Seattle Mariners stopped a five-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
Hisashi Iwakuma pitched eight sharp innings for Seattle, allowing one run on Brad Snyder's first career homer in the second and six hits. Charlie Furbush then got three outs to complete the six-hitter.
Iwakuma improved to 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA in three starts this month. The right-hander struck out six and walked none in his fourth start this season of eight innings.
Seager drove in Endy Chavez and Robinson Cano with a two-out double in the fifth inning, lifting Seattle to a 2-1 lead.
Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison left Sunday's game against the Rangers after he hurt himself slamming his bat against the dugout wall.
The display occurred after a flyout in the fifth inning. A piece of the bat broke off and caused a cut above his left eye that needed five stitches.
Morrison says he is embarrassed for what happened.
Catcher John Buck made his first major league appearance at first base replacing Morrison.