Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor hit three-run homers in the opening two innings as the Texas Rangers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 15-1 victory against the host Mariners on Saturday night.
Joey Gallo also homered for the Rangers, a solo shot in the eighth inning.
Rangers left-hander Mike Minor (3-2) allowed one run on three hits in six innings, with one walk and a season-high 11 strikeouts.
Right-hander Ariel Jurado pitched the final two innings for the Rangers to cap the three-hitter.
The only run Minor allowed was on Domingo Santana’s solo homer in the first inning.
Mariners right-hander Mike Leake (2-3) allowed nine runs (five earned) on 10 hits in five innings. Leake walked one and struck out four.
Two errors by shortstop Tim Beckham, one fielding and one throwing, and a dropped flyball by center fielder Mallex Smith led to the four unearned runs against Leake.
OF Domingo Santana’s solo homer in the first inning gave him 30 RBIs this season, tying Ken Griffey Jr. (1997) for the franchise record before the end of April.
By the numbers
20: Number of hits by the Rangers in Saturday’s game.
Our take from Right Field
The highlight of the night was Gonzaga basketball players Josh Perkins and Jeremy Jones throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Nothing much else to see.
The teams conclude the four-game series at 1:10 p.m. Sunday at T-Mobile Park. RHP Erik Swanson (0-2, 4.61 ERA) is scheduled to face Rangers RHP Lance Lynn (2-1, 4.44).
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