SEATTLE — Shed Long Jr. hit a solo homer with one out in the eighth inning, lifting Seattle to a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies for the Mariners fifth straight victory on Tuesday night.
Two days after Long hit a game-ending grand slam in the 10th inning to complete a four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, the lefty came through again with another late long ball for the Mariners.
Long drove a 1-1 pitch from Colorado’s Tyler Kinley to straightaway center field.
It was the second straight appearance where Kinley gave up a homer after he blew a save opportunity last Saturday against Milwaukee.
The Mariners have won eight of nine.
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