Kelenic homers for 4th straight game, Mariners beat Rockies

April 15, 2023  -SEATTLE (AP) — Jarred Kelenic homered for the fourth consecutive game and Ty France extended his hitting streak to 11 games in the Seattle Mariners’ 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

Kelenic connected in the second inning against Austin Gomber (0-3) to give the Mariners a 2-1 lead and extend his hitting streak to a career-high eight games.

Mariners starter Tommy Milone, called up from Triple-A Tacoma earlier in the day, allowed one earned run and three hits over 4 2/3 innings, while striking out three.

Reliever Matt Brash (1-1) got the win. Paul Sewald pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his third save.

Kris Bryant gave the Rockies the lead with a solo homer off Milone in the first inning, and Kelenic put the Mariners ahead with his second-inning blast. Kelenic also doubled to right field in the fourth, and scored on a Julio Rodriguez RBI single.

One batter later, France drove in two runs with a double off the center field wall to push the lead to 5-1.

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