CLEVELAND (AP) — J.P. Crawford singled within the go-ahead run within the eleventh inning, Cal Raleigh added a two-run homer and the Seattle Mariners beat the slumping Cleveland Guardians 6-3 Sunday for his or her seventh straight win in a sport that was delayed by rain for 4 hours, 33 minutes.
With one out, Crawford bounced a single previous Trevor Stephan (4-4) and into middle subject to attain Eugenio Suárez, who started the eleventh as the automated runner. Raleigh, who homered twice on Friday, adopted by belting a 2-2 pitch to proper for his twenty second homer.
Matthew Boyd (1-0) labored out of a bases-loaded jam within the tenth and Chris Flexen pitched the eleventh for his second save of the season because the Mariners accomplished a three-game sweep.
Cleveland’s struggling offense tied the rating within the eighth on rookie Oscar Gonzalez’s single. Amed Rosario flied out to deep proper with the successful run on third to finish the ninth.
Cleveland’s dropping streak prolonged to 5 video games in an consequence that took a very long time to happen. The sport started at 2:41 p.m., was delayed at 3:35 p.m., lastly resumed at 8:08 p.m. and ended at 11:01 p.m.
The groups consulted with Main League Baseball all through the break. With each golf equipment in playoff competition and never loads of good journey logistics within the ultimate month of the common season, the choice was made to attend out the rain.
Seattle’s rookie star Julio Rodríguez hit his twenty third dwelling run of the season within the third, a solo blast off starter Cal Quantrill. Ty France had an RBI single within the first. Mitch Haniger scored on Crawford’s double-play grounder within the fourth to make it 3-1
Mariners right-hander George Kirby, the AL Rookie of the Month for August, gave up one run and three hits in three innings.
The Mariners, who maintain one of many AL’s three wild-card spots, have gained 14 of 18.
The Guardians’ loss dropped them right into a tie with Minnesota for first place within the AL Central. Josh Naylor had an RBI double within the first and Austin Hedges drove in a run with an infield hit within the seventh.
Seattle’s Adam Frazier was batting with runners on first and second when the umpires referred to as for the tarp within the high of the fourth. The sport started in a gentle rain, which turned a downpour whereas Frazier was batting. Seattle led 2-1 on the time of the delay.
The grounds crew made a short look round 6:30 p.m. to pull the tarp into proper subject and dump the water into the outfield. The infield and mound had been labored on earlier than the tarp was put again on the infield. Seattle supervisor Scott Servais and Cleveland supervisor Terry Francona met briefly close to the mound earlier than returning to their dugouts.
An announcement was placed on the scoreboard telling followers that extra rain was approaching and a call could be made after these showers handed by way of the realm. The sport resumed in entrance of a small crowd, which cheered at actually every part that occurred as soon as the gamers took the sphere.
Each groups needed to play a nine-inning sport. Had they not resumed and the sport been suspended, the Mariners would’ve wanted to return to Cleveland after finishing a sequence in Kansas Metropolis on Sept. 26, end play in opposition to the Guardians after which host Texas the subsequent day.
Mariners: Seattle begins a three-game sequence at dwelling in opposition to the Chicago White Sox. LHP Marco Gonzales (10-12, 3.99 ERA) beat Detroit in his final begin, permitting three runs in six innings.
Guardians: RHP Triston McKenzie (Sept. 11, 3.18 ERA) will pitch the opener of a three-game sequence in Kansas Metropolis on Monday. He has misplaced his final two begins and was 2-4 in August.
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