Sailors rally late with help from a wild pitch and beat Texas 6-5

Abraham Toro scored on a wild Brock Burke pitch in the 10th inning to end Seattle’s late-game rally and beat the Texas Rangers 6-5 on Sunday.

Seattle had three goals in the ninth against Matt Bush, who made his third missed save this season, to tie the score 5-5. Then Toro, an autorunner, advanced to third base on a Dylan Moore groundout and scored on ball four to Burke’s Adam Frazier (3-1).

Diego Castillo (3-0) pitched a scoreless ninth inning for Seattle, and Paul Sewald pitched a scoreless 10th to earn his fourth save in six opportunities this season.

Eugenio Suarez had four RBIs for the Mariners, including a solo home run on the first pitch of the fourth inning.

All five of Texas’ runs came on home runs, including the first major league home run for rookie Ezequiel Duran, who was recalled from Double-A Frisco before making his league debut on Saturday. Duran singled in the second inning for his first major hit.

Adolis Garcia, Marcus Semien and Mitch Garver also scored for Rangers.

Texas starter Martin Perez topped the major leagues with a 1.42 ERA. He allowed two runs, bringing his ERA to 1.56. Nestor Cortes of the New York Yankees took the major league lead (1.50).

Seattle rookie right-hander George Kirby allowed home runs to Garcia and Semien on five hits in six innings.

It was Garcia’s fourth homer in his last eight games and Semien’s third in his last nine after starting his first season in Texas with 43 games without a homer.

Semien hit 45 homers last season with Toronto, the most by a primary second baseman in the major leagues.

Suarez’s first-pitch homer in the top of the fourth inning ended a 69 1/3 inning streak for Perez that began after the Yankees’ Gleyber Torres beat him on Sept. 24 when he launched for Boston.


Mariners: LHP Ryan Borucki wore the Mariners uniform for the first time after being acquired Saturday from Toronto for minor league INF Tyler Keenan. … INF Mike Ford has been nominated to make room for Borucki on the 40-man roster.

Rangers: LF Steele Walker made his major league debut and went 0 for 4 after being promoted from Triple-A Round Rock. … INF Andy Ibanez was chosen for Round Rock, and Round Rock OF-DH Willie Calhoun was nominated to make room for Walker on Texas’ 40-man roster.


Mariners: LHP Robbie Ray (4-6, 4.93 ERA) takes a three-game losing streak in Game 1 of the series Monday night in Houston against RHP Cristian Javier (3-2, 2.41).

Rangers: RHP Jon Gray (1-2, 4.83) will open a six-game road trip Monday night in Cleveland against RHP Cal Quantrill (2-3, 3.52). Gray pitched seven innings all season long with a season-high 12 strikeouts last Wednesday in a 4-3 home loss to Tampa Bay.


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