Mariners rally late for 6-5 win over Rangers
SEATTLE (AP) Robinson Cano hit a two-run double in the sixth inning, Justin Smoak had a two-run double in the eighth and the Seattle Mariners won consecutive games for the first time since the opening week of the season with a 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Cano's double was the only time the Mariners got to Texas starter Robbie Ross Jr., but they battered reliever Neal Cotts (1-2) in the eighth inning, scoring four times to end the Rangers' win streak at three games.
With no outs and the bases loaded, Smoak avoided the temptation of two inside pitches from Cotts and worked the count full. He lined a 3-2 pitch down the left-field line and just out of the reach of Michael Choice, allowing Cano and pinch-runner Michael Saunders to score the go-ahead runs.