ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Nomar Mazara and Joey Gallo hit impressive home runs in the same inning, and the Texas Rangers avoided a series sweep with a 7-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Mazara pulled a shot into the right-center seats beyond the Rangers bullpen in the fourth, a drive that would have been 441 feet unimpeded. Adrian Beltre walked. Gallo's opposite-field popup that carried into the Seattle bullpen for his seventh homer and a 4-0 lead over Erasmo Ramirez (0-1), who was making his season debut.
Martin Perez (2-2) gave up seven hits, walked a batter and hit another one in six innings before leaving with a 5-2 lead. The Texas lefty, who has given up 36 hits and eight walks in 18 1/3 innings this season, lowered his ERA from 13.14 to 9.82.