Tyler Anderson allowed one run on three hits in six innings to earn his first win with Seattle as the Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Tuesday.
Anderson (6-8) was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 28. He had no-decisions in his first four starts for the Mariners, who have won five of their last six games. He struck out four, walked none and retired his final 12 batters after giving up a third-inning home run to No. 9 batter Andy Ibanez.
Luis Torrens homered into the home bullpen in right-center for an insurance run with two outs in the ninth. Texas center fielder DJ Peters couldn’t hang onto the ball after making a leaping catch over the fence when his arm hit the top of the fence.
Rookie Cal Raleigh scored Seattle’s first two runs, on sacrifice flies by Ty France in the third inning and Mitch Haniger in the fifth.
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Paul Sewald, activated from the paternity list earlier Friday after missing four games, pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his fifth save in seven opportunities.
Rangers rookie starter Taylor Hearn (2-4) allowed two runs in five innings in making the best of his five career big league starts, four of them coming this season to go with 31 relief appearances. Hearn set career highs with five innings pitched and 72 pitches. He struck out two and walked none.
Raleigh was hit by a first-pitch fastball in the third and advanced to third on a single by J. P. Crawford. In the fifth, Raleigh reached on a one-out single and went to third when Crawford doubled just inside first base.
The Rangers are 7-22 since the All-Star break and at 42-77 matched a season-low 35 games under .500. Ibanez also singled, giving him two of Texas’ six hits.
The announced attendance of 15,140 was the Rangers’ smallest home crowd this season.
Mariners: LHP Justus Sheffield (forearm strain) allowed four earned runs in 1 1/3 innings Sunday in his first rehab assignment with Tacoma, and manager Scott Servais said there was no physical issue. Sheffield was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.
Rangers: RHP Kohei Arihara (shoulder surgery), who made seven starts in April and early May, could be activated Sept. 1 and start out pitching three relief innings, according to manager Chris Woodward.
Wednesday night’s game will be a rematch of last Thursday afternoon’s meeting in Seattle between Mariners RHP Marco Gonzales (4-5, 4.35 ERA) and Rangers RHP Mike Foltynewicz (2-11, 5.66). Gonzales threw his third career complete game, limiting Texas to two hits. Foltynewicz (2-11, 5.66) gave up three runs in seven innings, equaling his longest outing of the season. He leads the major leagues in home runs allowed (33) and is 0-5 in his career vs. Seattle.