ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Elvis Andrus homered, Rougned Odor scored twice in his return from a seven-game suspension for punching Jose Bautista and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 10-4 on Saturday night.
Odor got a standing ovation when introduced before his first at-bat. He was reinstated before the game after serving Major League Baseball’s penalty for slugging Toronto’s right fielder in the testy home game May 15.
Rangers lefty Martin Perez (4-4) allowed three runs over six innings.
Nathan Karns (5-2) was gone after the first two batters in the fifth reached and eventually scored. The right-hander allowed seven runs, with five strikeouts and five walks after going 5-0 in his previous nine starts, since losing his Mariners debut April 9.