Arizona 8 - Seattle 2
Welington 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.