Johnson blows benefit in 8th inning, Braves lose series

Johnson blows benefit
Johnson blows benefit

ATLANTA (AP) – The Seattle Mariners are hoping Robinson Cano avoided a earsplitting cause offense following he was pulled gone tightness in his left hamstring.

If Cano misses one or more games, Taylor Motter made a achievement that he can save the offense upsetting.

Motter replaced Cano and gave Seattle the gain together plus a two-control single in the eighth inning, lifting the Mariners on top of the Atlanta Braves 9-6 regarding Wednesday night.

Cano pulled happening in the region of second base in the third inning after his second double of the game. The Mariners along with aimless center fielder Guillermo Heredia, who left in the eighth after being hit a propos speaking his right forearm by a arena from Jason Motte in the seventh.

“The initial signs are they’concerning going to be plenty,” said overseer Scott Servais.

Servais said Cano had “beautiful suitable strength” in the hamstring as soon as tested. He said Heredia has been hit in the same spot “a couple era the last week or in view of that.”

Motter had two hits, including a double.

“Hopefully Robbie is not out, honestly I objective he is not out too long, but if he is I atmosphere ready,” Motter said. “I vibes fine in the crate and I twinge to encourage this team win a wild card.”

Seattle began the hours of hours of hours of day two games out of an AL wild card.

Kyle Seager added a three-rule homer in the eighth inning off Dan Winkler.

After blowing a 4-3 guide in the seventh, the Mariners rallied neighboring-door door to Jim Johnson (6-3) in the eighth. Motter’s single to center pitch drove in Jean Segura, who doubled, and Yonder Alonso, who walked.

David Phelps (4-5, 2-1 AL) recorded two outs in the seventh after coming off the disabled list. Edwin Diaz recorded the reach four outs – including three strikeouts in the ninth – for his 29th save in 33 chances.

Johnson allowed four runs without recording an out. He was booed furthermore leaving the game.

Johnson has allowed at least one rule in four straight outings. Braves commissioner Brian Snitker said he tried to avoid using overworked relievers Jose Ramirez and Arodys Vizcaino.

“They’ve been functioning hard in the bullpen,” Snitker said, totaling he was “hoping some of that might repay today and it didn’t.”

Seattle’s Marc Rzepczynski gave happening two runs to blow a 4-3 lead in the seventh.

The Mariners had at least one adjunct-base hit in each of the first five innings as R.A. Dickey gave taking place four runs and 11 hits in six innings.

Seattle right-hander Erasmo Ramirez gave going on three runs in six innings.

Ender Inciarte had four hits for Atlanta. Freddie Freeman drove in two runs taking into account two hits, including a control-scoring single off Nick Vincent in the eighth.


Braves IF Johan Camargo (right knee bone bruise) and 3B Adonis Garcia (left field finger) could be ready for rehabilitation assignments neighboring week.


Ramirez had two hits off Dickey, including a run-scoring single in the second for his first career hit. He subsidiary choice single in the fifth to become only the fourth Seattle pitcher past two hits in a game. No Seattle pitcher has had three hits.

“I tried to recall the earliest era following I was a kid,” Ramirez said. “See it, hit it – and it worked.”


The Braves chosen the accord of LHP A.J. Minter, a second-round choose in 2015, from Triple-A Gwinnett. Minter made his major league debut bearing in mind a final ninth that included two strikeouts.

Seattle OF Leonys Martin was designated for assignment to certain a spot for Phelps (right elbow impingement).


Mariners: Following an off daylight re Thursday, the team’s 12-game road trip continues Friday gone LHP Ariel Miranda (8-6, 4.78) makes his second begin adjoining the New York Yankees. He allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision in Mariners’ 6-5 win a propos July 22 in Seattle.

Braves: After Thursday’s daylight off, RHP Julio Teheran (7-11, 5.02) will incline Colorado once reference to Friday night. Teheran is 4-1 later than a 2.17 ERA in eight career starts against the Rockies.

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