MLB Baseball

Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Cincinnati0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 351
Seattle0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 x 540
  W: M. Gonzales (15-11)   L: S. Gray (10-7)   S: A. Bass (4)
7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST9:40 PM VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 PM CT, September 11, 2019
T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington  Attendance: 10,152

Mariners' young talent on display vs. Reds

According to STATS
According to STATS

Cincinnati Reds at Seattle Mariners

  1. The Reds and Mariners last met in 2016, with Seattle taking all three games in Cincinnati. The Mariners have gone 13-2 (.867) versus the Reds all-time, the highest win percentage in any interleague matchup that has been played at least 15 times.
  2. The Reds won on Sunday, 4-3, to avoid a home sweep at the hands of the Diamondbacks. Cincinnati hits the road where it has lost four of its last five and has gone 10-21 since June 22, third worst in the National League.
  3. The Mariners have lost six consecutive games and have gone 2-11 since August 26, tied with the Rockies for the worst record in MLB in that span. Seattle has allowed 21 home runs since that date -- only Oakland (24) and the Chicago White Sox (22) have allowed more.
  4. Eugenio Suarez has four home runs in his last four games and has 10 long balls in his last 14, dating back to August 25. Suarez has 78 home runs over his last two seasons after hitting a total of 64 in his first four seasons.
  5. Dee Gordon has gone 12-for-28 (.429) over his last seven games, stealing three bases in that stretch. Gordon has 22 steals on the season, giving him his sixth consecutive season with at least 20, trailing only Starling Marte (seven straight) for the longest active streak.
  6. Sonny Gray has a 0.84 ERA over his last seven starts, with 51 strikeouts in 42.2 innings. This is the lowest ERA in any seven-start span in Gray's career. Only four other pitchers have a seven-start span with a sub-1.00 ERA and 50-plus strikeouts this season: Jack Flaherty, Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer and Lucas Giolito.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/10/2019 thru 9/12/2019

The Seattle Mariners got another glimpse into their future.

And outfielder Kyle Lewis certainly made a favorable first impression.

Lewis, in his major league debut, broke up a no-hit bid by Cincinnati's Trevor Bauer in the fifth inning Tuesday night with a 426-foot home run deep into the Mariners' bullpen in left-center field.

It was a matchup of former Golden Spikes Award winners as the top collegiate player -- Bauer won the award at UCLA in 2011 and Lewis in 2016 at Mercer.

Fellow rookie Dylan Moore and Kyle Seager also homered for the Mariners, the latter a two-run shot in the eighth inning to give Seattle a 4-3 victory in the opener of a three-game interleague series at T-Mobile Park. The series continues Wednesday.

"I was trying to keep it as simple as possible," said Lewis, the Mariners' first-round draft pick in 2016. "I was trying not to make things bigger than they are. But when I hit that, it was definitely like an out-of-body experience."

To make matters better, Lewis' parents were in the stands.

"It was really special," Lewis said. "They were really nervous before the game. I was glad I was able to get a hit for them. I just wanted one hit."

The Mariners snapped a six-game losing streak, which matched their worst of the season (set five times).

Lewis was among four players who joined the Mariners on Tuesday after Double-A Arkansas' playoff run ended in the Texas League. He was joined by right-handers Justin Dunn and Art Warren and infielder Donnie Walton.

When Walton entered the game in the ninth inning as a defensive replacement, he became the 65th player used by the Mariners this season, a major league record. The previous mark of 64 was set by the 2017 Texas Rangers. The Mariners' total includes another record with 19 rookies.

"It doesn't matter where we are in the standings, or what our win-loss record is, when you've got guys that are debuting and guys that are young and just getting here, there's an excitement level there," Seager told "There's a learning level. Every day brings something new. It can be a lot of fun, and there are certainly a lot of teaching moments."

Cincinnati rookie Brian O'Grady also hit his first major league homer Tuesday, as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning to give the Reds a 3-2 lead.

"Huge pinch-hit home run by Brian O'Grady," Reds manager David Bell said. "That was fun to see and it was a big hit in the game. We were almost able to hold onto that lead that he gave us."

Wednesday's game is scheduled to feature Reds right-hander Sonny Gray (10-6, 2.75) against Mariners left-hander Marco Gonzales (14-11, 4.37 ERA).

Gray has won five straight decisions. He is coming off two straight no-decisions despite allowing only two runs (one earned) over 12 2/3 innings.

Gray has made 11 career starts against Seattle, going 5-2 with a 2.71 ERA.

Gonzales is 0-0 with a 6.75 in two relief appearances covering just 2 2/3 innings against the Reds.

--Field Level Media

Updated September 11, 2019

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