Andrus has HR, 3 doubles to pace Rangers past Mariners 10-7

SEATTLE (AP) - Elvis Andrus had a homer and three doubles, Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run homer and the Texas Rangers held off the slumping Seattle Mariners 10-7 on Tuesday night.

Texas, which leads the AL West by 8 ½ games, had a season-high seven doubles among its 15 hits and won for the eighth time in 10 games.

Martin Perez (10-10) allowed four runs - two earned - and seven hits in six innings to win for the third time in his last 13 starts. Sam Dyson pitched the ninth for his 32nd save.

James Paxton (4-6) allowed six runs - four earned - and nine hits, throwing 103 pitches in 4 1/3 innings.

The Rangers snapped a 4-4 tie with three runs in the fifth. Lucroy chased Paxton with his ninth homer since joining the Rangers - he had 13 with Milwaukee prior to the Aug. 1 trade. Drew Storen relieved and gave up doubles to Andrus and pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland.

Kyle Seager drove in two runs for the Mariners with his 26th home run.  Seth Smith added a pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning.

 

 

Copyright 2016 KING/AP


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