Rockies Use Pair of Homers to Outlast Mariners 6-3
SEATTLE (AP) — Mark Reynolds and Nolan Arenado homered to back Kyle Freeland, and the Colorado Rockies stopped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.
Colorado closed out four straight games against the Mariners in interleague play by jumping on Yovani Gallardo (2-6) with four runs in the second inning. Reynolds provided the big blow with a two-run homer to deep left-center field, his 14th this season. Arenado led off the third inning with his 13th home run, and the Rockies stopped Seattle's four-game winning streak.
Mariners shortstop Jean Segura was helped off the field after injuring his right ankle on a slide into second base in the fourth inning. and designated hitter Nelson Cruz was hit on the top of his left hand with a pitch from Freeland in the third inning. Cruz remained in the game but was lifted for pinch-hitter Boog Powell in the fifth.
Mariners Nelson Cruz, Jean Segura leave with injuries
SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners' designated hitter Nelson Cruz and shortstop Jean Segura left Thursday's game against Colorado with apparent injuries.
Segura injured his right ankle sliding into second base in the fourth inning. Cruz was hit on the top of his left hand by a pitch from Colorado starter Kyle Freeland in the third inning and was pulled for a pinch hitter in the fifth. The team said both players were being examined in the clubhouse.
Segura was trying to advance on a sacrifice fly and slid hard into second base as he was tagged out. Segura's right ankle appeared to get awkwardly pinned under his body on the slide and he put little weight on his right leg as he was helped off the field.