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(LEAD) Lee Dae-ho gets 3 hits as Mariners suffer 5th straight loss

All News 11:58 September 01, 2016

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SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Yonhap) -- Lee Dae-ho's three-hit game couldn't stop the Seattle Mariners from losing their fifth straight game.

The South Korean rookie went 3-for-4 against the Texas Rangers on the road at Globe Life Park in Arlington, but the M's still suffered a 14-1 loss.

It was Lee's third three-hit game of the season and raised his batting average from .245 to .253.

Lee was playing in his fourth game back from a brief stint in the minors. He had gone 0-for-4 in the first two games but is now 5-for-9 in the past two.

The Rangers, though, were too much for the Mariners, as they launched five home runs for their fifth straight victory.

The Mariners, on the other hand, went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

At 68-65, the Mariners are now 11.5 games behind the division-leading Rangers in the American League West and 4.5 games out of the second wild-card spot, held by the Baltimore Orioles.

Also in the AL, Kim Hyun-soo of the Orioles went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored while batting leadoff for the first time. But the O's fell to the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Kim scored the Orioles' first run thanks to heads-up base running. He hit a two-out single in the bottom fifth and then advanced to third on Jonathan Schoop's single to left field. Kim came home when third baseman Josh Donaldson mishandled a grounder by Manny Machado.

Kim is batting .315 in his rookie year.


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