Mike Minor struck out a career-high 13 in seven innings, and the Texas Rangers pounded the Seattle Mariners 15-1 on Saturday night to stop a five-game losing streak.
Elvis Andrus and Roughned Odor each hit a three-run homer for Texas, which finished with 20 hits. Joey Gallo hit a solo drive for his ninth homer, and Logan Forsythe finished with four hits and three RBIs.
Minor (3-2) matched the team record for strikeouts by a left-hander while allowing just three hits in his 111-pitch outing. It was timely performance for the Rangers after their bullpen picked up the loss in two of the previous three games.
Other than Domingo Santana’s deep drive in the first inning, Minor went largely unchallenged by the usually heavy-hitting Mariners, who lead the league in extra-base hits.