Mike Zunino homered an inning before adding an RBI single in Seattle's strange six-run outburst that included three Texas Rangers errors and a replay reversal that gave the Mariners a run in their 7-1 victory Monday night.
Roenis Elias (1-1) worked into the seventh inning with five strikeouts for his first major league victory in the left-hander's third career start. The Mariners went ahead to stay in the fifth on Zunino's solo homer off Colby Lewis (0-1), who made his first big league start in 21 months after elbow and hip operations. Seattle's six-run sixth got started when Robinson Cano hit a leadoff single and scored on Michael Saunders' triple to left-center - a ball that center fielder Leonys Martin bobbled without getting charged with an error. Kyle Seager followed with an RBI single that chased Lewis, and then things got interesting.
Related News: Rangers Manager Ejected For Replay Dispute
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington was ejected from Monday night's game after disputing a ruling overturned by replay that gave the Seattle Mariners a run. The Mariners had the bases loaded in the sixth when Brad Miller hit a comebacker to pitcher Pedro Figueroa, who threw home. Umpire Paul Schrieber initially ruled an out at the plate, even though catcher J.P. Arencibia bobbled the ball on a transfer without dropping it or making a throw. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon challenged the call. After a review that took 3 minutes, 31 seconds, the umpires reversed their ruling, erasing the out and giving Seattle a run. Washington immediately came out to argue and was ejected by crew chief Ted Barrett after getting to the plate. On Sunday night, Boston manager John Farrell became the first manager to be ejected for arguing a replay decision. Managers aren't allowed to dispute replay rulings.
April 15, 2014