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Daulton Varsho homers, has 4 RBIs to help Diamondbacks beat Mariners

Sep 11, 2021, 9:25 PM
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: J.P. Crawford #3 of the Seattle Mariners looks on after third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: Chris Flexen #77 of the Seattle Mariners gestures toward the Arizona Diamondbacks dugout during the first inning at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners tags out Pavin Smith #26 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: J.P. Crawford #3 of the Seattle Mariners holds his head after the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11:  Seth Beer #28 and Nick Ahmed #13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks react after they scored on a two-run double by Daulton Varsho #12 (not pictured) during the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: Jarred Kelenic #10 of the Seattle Mariners reacts in the dugout with teammates after his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: J.P. Crawford #3 and Jarred Kelenic #10 of the Seattle Mariners react in the dugout after Kelenic's home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: Jarred Kelenic #10 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: Jarred Kelenic #10 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners stands for the national anthem before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in honor of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: Seth Beer #28 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates near third base after a two-run home run by Daulton Varsho #12 (not pitcured) as pitcher Chris Flexen #77 of the Seattle Mariners looks on during the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: Seth Beer #28 and Daulton Varsho #12 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate after a two-run home run by Varsho during the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks scores a run against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: Mitch Haniger #17 and J.P. Crawford #3 of the Seattle Mariners react after Haniger's two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners rounds the bases after his two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning at T-Mobile Park on September 11, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

SEATTLE (AP) — Daulton Varsho homered and drove in four runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Seattle 7-3 on Saturday night snap a six-game losing streak and deal a blow to the Mariners’ wild-card hopes.

Diamondbacks 7, Mariners 3: Box Score

Varsho’s two-run homer finished off a four-run fourth inning against starter Chris Flexen (11-6).

Varsho added a two-run double in the sixth off Justus Sheffield, finishing 3 for 4 while batting ninth.

Arizona had lost 11 of 12 entering the game and snapped Seattle’s two-game winning streak. The Mariners had a chance to move into the second of two AL wild-card spots when the day started, but lost ground to Toronto and New York.

Humberto Castellanos (2-1) gave up a two-run home run to Mitch Haniger – his 300th – two batters into the game.

But he settled down in his first road start and retired 10 straight at one point before allowing a solo homer to Jarred Kelenic in fourth.

He struck out four and scattered four hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Pavin Smith and Seth Bear each had an RBI in the decisive fourth inning and David Peralta also drove in a run.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks: RF Cole Calhoun (left hamstring) participated in five live at-bats and started his baserunning program on Saturday. Calhoun has been out since Aug. 11 when he injured his hamstring. He had surgery on the same one in April. … RHP Merrill Kelly (COVID-19) will throw 25 pitches in a bullpen session Monday and will be evaluated for a return. … RHP Tyler Clippard (COVID-19) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session and is “feeling better and better,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “The symptoms he felt have decreased substantially.”

Mariners: OF Jake Fraley (right shoulder inflammation) appeared Saturday night as the designated hitter for Triple-A Tacoma in a rehab assignment. If all goes well, he will probably appear in the field on Sunday, manager Scott Servais said.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: LHP Tyler Gilbert (1-2, 3.12) makes his sixth career start and second against the Mariners in the series finale. He earned a quality start against Seattle on Sept. 5, giving up three earned runs in seven innings.

Mariners: LHP Yusei Kikuchi (7-8, 4.32) tries to stop a two-game losing streak in his first career start against the Diamondbacks.

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