SEATTLE — Sam Dyson blows third save of the year in Rangers 8-7 walk-off loss to the Mariners.
Dyson came in with a one-run lead after Nomar Mazara hit a solo homer to lead off top of the ninth. Dyson faced six Mariners batters, only retiring one. Game was tied on a bases loaded walk and won by former Ranger Nelson Cruz with walk-off single.
The blown save is the only of Dyson’s career vs Mariners; he was 5-5 on save attempts prior to today. Dyson came in relief of Matt Bush who struck out the side in eighth. Bush just returned to the Rangers Friday after going back to Texas Wednesday to receive a cortisone injection in his right AC joint after experiencing soreness.
Shin Soo Choo had a big day with 5RBI on a three run home run and a 2RBI opposite field double.
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) April 16, 2017
The Rangers have now scored a combined 31 runs in the second and third innings, but just six runs in the eighth and ninth. Today’s loss marks the second time the Rangers have been swept this season after losing all three with Cleveland to open season.
(4-8, 2-4 away)
(5-8, 4-2 home)
3:10 PM, April 16, 2017
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
W: E. Diaz (1-1)
L: S. Dyson (0-3)
2B: Odor (2, Iwakuma); Choo (1, Iwakuma)
HR: Choo (1, 2nd inning off Iwakuma 2 on, 1 Out); Mazara (4, 9th inning off Díaz 0 on, 0 Out)
RBI: Choo 5 (7), Lucroy (4), Mazara (13)
2-out RBI: Lucroy, Choo 2
Rangers RISP: 3-8 (Lucroy 1-1, Andrus 0-1, Odor 0-2, Gallo 0-1, Mazara 0-1, Choo 2-2)
Team LOB: 8
SB: DeShields (2, 2nd base off Altavilla/Ruiz)
E: Hamels (2, throw)
DP: 2 (Andrus-Napoli, Gallo-Odor-Napoli).
(L, 0-3; B, 3)
IBB: Freeman (By Dyson)
HBP: Martín (By Hamels)
First-pitch strikes/Batters faced: Hamels 13/22; Barnette 5/7; Claudio 1/1; Jeffress 1/1; Bush 1/3; Dyson 1/6
Called strikes-Swinging strikes-Foul balls-In Play strikes: Hamels 20-6-17-17; Barnette 5-5-9-4; Claudio 0-0-0-1; Jeffress 0-0-1-1; Bush 3-4-2-0; Dyson 3-0-4-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls: Hamels 10-3; Barnette 1-0; Claudio 0-1; Jeffress 1-0; Bush 0-0; Dyson 1-0
Game Scores: C Hamels 41
Next up the Rangers travel to Oakland for a three-game series beginning monday. First pitch 9:05pm live on Fox Sports 1400 AM.
Pitchers: RHP A.J. Griffin (1-0, 6.75) vs. RHP Andrew Triggs (2-0, 0.00).