Odor grand slam helps Rangers hold off MarinersSeptember 21, 2017 8:00am

Sept. 21-- SEATTLE-Rougned Odor launched a grand slam Wednesday during the Texas Rangers' seven-run fourth inning, and Andrew Cashner allowed three runs in six innings in an 8-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

The grand slam was Odor's 30th homer of the season. It came in a sloppy inning for the Mariners behind Felix Hernandez, who was perfect for the first three innings. Nomar Mazara had a two-run single in the inning.

Shin-Soo Choo was robbed of a grand slam in the sixth on a leaping catch by center fielder Guillermo Heredia. The Rangers got a run, though, on the sacrifice fly.

How Rangers hitters fared: One inning, a really big inning, lifted the Rangers to their third straight win. ... They didn't do anything against Felix Hernandez in the first three innings but scored seven runs against him in the fourth. The Mariners helped with two errors, and Hernandez walked three. ... Nomar Mazara collected a two-run single to break a 1-1 tie, and Rougned Odor's 30th homer of the season was a grand slam for a 7-1 lead. ... Shin-Soo Choo was robbed by center fielder Guillermo Heredia of another grand slam, in the sixth, and the Rangers had to settle for a long sacrifice fly.

How Rangers pitchers fared: Andrew Cashner wasn't great, but he posted a quality start by allowing three runs in six innings. The bullpen wasn't great, but what else is new? ... Cashner allowed three runs in six innings and left after 94 pitches. His last inning was stressful, as the Mariners loaded the bases with one out, but scored only one. It was 8-3 when Cashner exited. ... Nick Gardewine took over and put two of the three batters he faced on. Both scored as Jake Diekman couldn't get Robinson Cano with two outs. ... Diekman had to face three more batters but got out of it. ... Matt Bush was next, and he allowed back-to-back doubles to start the eighth. ... Alex Claudio was quickly summoned, and he kept the score 8-6 with three quick outs. He returned for the ninth, facing the heart of the Mariners' order, and worked around a two-out single.

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