MIAMI (AP) — Jesús Luzardo allowed one run and two hits in six innings and the Miami Marlins won their seventh straight game, beating the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Saturday night.
Brian Anderson had two hits for the Marlins, whose last seven-game win streak ran from April 24-30, 2016.
Luzardo (2-1) struck out five and walked one in his longest outing of the season.
Mariners starter Robbie Ray cruised through the first four innings before running into trouble in a 36-pitch fifth inning. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner allowed RBI singles to Bryan De La Cruz and Jon Berti and walked three, including Garrett Cooper with the bases loaded.
Ray (1-2) was lifted after five innings. He gave up three runs, four hits, struck out eight and walked four.
Miami relievers Anthony Bass and Cole Sulser each threw a scoreless inning and Anthony Bender pitched around two singles in the ninth for his sixth save.
J. P. Crawford had three of the Mariners’ five hits.
Seattle struck first on Dylan Moore’s leadoff homer in the third. Moore drove Luzardo’s fastball over the wall in left-center for his first home run of the season.
Mariners’ catcher Luis Torrens began the game as the designated hitter, but when Adam Frazier pinch hit for catcher Tom Murphy in the seventh, Torrens took over the position in the bottom half. The move cost Seattle its designated hitter.
Jesús Aguilar hit a line drive that bounced off the leg of Marlins third base coach Al Pedrique in the fifth. Pedrique, who was positioned toward base runner De La Cruz at second, fell to the ground but quickly reached his feet.
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