Arizona 8 - Seattle 2

mariners whiteWelington Castillo homered twice off Seattle ace Felix Hernandez, including a two-run shot in the first inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks won their fifth straight beating the Mariners 8-2 on Wednesday. Arizona completed its first sweep of Seattle and fifth this season thanks Castillo's two long balls. Castillo hit a two-run homer off Hernandez (12-6) as part of Arizona's four-run first inning, then added a solo shot leading off the fourth inning. He became just the sixth player to homer twice in the same game off Hernandez.

Castillo, who was on Seattle's roster briefly earlier in the season before being traded to Arizona, homered three times in the series.

Patrick Corbin (2-3) allowed just one run and three hits in six innings, winning for the first time since his season debut on July 4 as he continues to come back from Tommy John surgery.


Other Mariner News:

Second baseman Robinson Cano is out of the Mariners lineup with an abdominal strain.

Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said on Wednesday that Cano first felt discomfort a few days ago while making a play in the field. He played on Tuesday, but was held out for the series finale against Arizona.

Cano was scheduled to have an MRI on Wednesday, but was expected to travel with the team to Minnesota after the game. Brad Miller started at second base.

After a sluggish first couple of months, Cano has been on a roll since the middle of June. Cano is hitting .306 with nine homers and 23 RBIs in his past 37 games, after hitting just .237 for the first 61 games of the season.


Arizona 8 - Seattle 4

mariners 8Rookie right-hander Zack Godley pitched six strong innings in his second career start, David Peralta had three hits and two RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Godley (2-0), who pitched six shutout innings to win his debut last week, allowed three runs on six hits, including solo homers by Mike Zunino and Nelson Cruz. He struck out four and walked three.

Peralta drove in Arizona's first two runs on a single in the first inning and double in the third. He also singled in the sixth and walked in the seventh.

The Diamondbacks opened a 6-1 lead with a three-run sixth inning, bunching five hits to chase Hisashi Iwakuma (2-2), who was tagged for all six runs on 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings.

Arizona 4 - Seattle 3 in 10

mariners 8Paul Goldschmidt hit his 22nd homer of the season in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th on Jake Lamb's sacrifice fly as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Monday night. The Diamondbacks won their third straight despite blowing a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning. They took advantage of control issues by Seattle closer Carson Smith (1-4) in the 10th to regain the lead.

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Rodney May Be Tipping Pitches

mariners crowdMariners manager Lloyd McClendon thinks struggling reliever Fernando Rodney is tipping his pitches, causing some of his problems. McClendon said before Monday's series opener with Arizona that his staff has been watching tape and there are some "dramatic" things that stand out and may have helped batters know what pitch is coming from the right-hander.

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Seattle 6 - Toronto 5 in 10

mariners 8Franklin Gutierrez homered with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday to give Seattle a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, a game the Mariners kept close with the aid of a triple play. Gutierrez jumped on an 0-2 pitch from Aaron Loup (2-5) and drove it over the wall in left-center for his third homer. Nelson Cruz brought the Mariners even at 5-5 in the seventh with his 25th home run, a two-run shot to left off Bo Schultz.

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