Rookie Kyle Lewis broke up a no-hit bid with a home run for the second consecutive night, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-3 interleague victory against the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.
Lewis, who homered in his major-league debut off the Reds’ Trevor Bauer in the fifth inning Tuesday, hit a three-run shot with one out in the seventh against right-hander Sonny Gray.
Phillip Ervin homered for the Reds, who have lost four of their past five games.
Seattle’s Austin Nola was hit by a pitch leading off the bottom of the seventh and Kyle Seager walked on a 3-2 pitch. After Omar Narvaez lined out to right field, Lewis hit the next pitch the opposite way to right field, his three-run homer overcoming a 2-0 deficit.
Daniel Vogelbach followed with a ground-ball single into left field, ending Gray’s night.
Gray (10-7) allowed three runs on two hits in 6 1/3 innings, with three walks and nine strikeouts.
Mariners left-hander Marco Gonzales (15-11) went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out seven.
OF Jake Fraley will miss the rest of the season with a sprained ligament in his right thumb after a collision with teammate Mallex Smith last weekend in Houston. Fraley hit .150 in 12 games with the M’s. … IF/OF Ryan Court cleared waivers and had his contract outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma.
By the Numbers
100: Number of home runs the M’s have hit at T-Mobile Park this season, the second-most since the ballpark opened as Safeco Field in 1999. The 2016 Mariners hit 116 homers at home.
Our take from Right Field
For those wondering what Lewis would do for an encore following a home run in his debut, he showed he can hit to all fields with his three-run homer to right.
The M’s conclude their three-game series with Cincinnati at 7:10 p.m. Thursday at T-Mobile Park. M’s RHP Justin Dunn, just called up from Double-A Arkansas, is scheduled to make his major-league debut against Reds RHP Tyler Mahle (2-11, 4.94 ERA).
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