The Sailors conquer the Rocky Mountains with J-Rod and Suárez
SEATTLE — Eugenio Suarez kicked off Seattle’s big offense in the fourth inning with a solo homer, Julio Rodriguez closed it off with a triple hit, and the Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 9-2 on Saturday.
Seattle earned its third consecutive win, thanks to an offensive blast against rookie Ryan Feltner and a stellar performance from George Kirby.
Venezuelan Suarez hit his second home run of the season, to the opposite park. The ball hit the top of the fence and entered the stands.
J.B. Crawford added an RBI single in the same inning, before Rodriguez stunned the crowd with his three-corner shot.
First baseman CJ Cron was playing over the line when Rodriguez lined up at right field corner, clearing the bases and allowing last year’s rookie to get to third base on his feet.
The last batter to face Feltner was Rodriguez (0-2), who allowed five hits, walked three and struck out five.
Kirby (1-1) got the win.
For the Rockies, Venezuela’s Elias Diaz is 4-2 with an RBI, Jonathan Daza is 4-0, Ezequiel Tovar is 3-0. Dominican Eloris Montero 3-1 with an RBI.
For the Mariners, Dominican Rodriguez was 5-1 with one run scored and four, Teoscar Hernandez 5-2 with an RBI. Venezuelan Suarez is 4-1 with a run scored and two RBIs.