Lane Thomas, Nationals look to win series in Seattle

Lane Thomas probably won’t make his last appearance in Seattle this season washington nationals end the three match series against mariners on Wednesday afternoon

It looks increasingly likely that Thomas will return for the All-Star Game on July 11 at T-Mobile Park.

Thomas extended his resume on Tuesday with a two-run, two-out double in the 11th inning to lead off the . citizens won 7-4 over mariners

“I can’t say enough about Lane,” citizens said manager Dave Martinez. “I keep saying this: If he keeps doing what he’s doing, to me, he’s an All-Star. He’s really

“He’s playing really well on the field. He’s hitting big runs, hitting home runs for us.”

Thomas, who hit a leadoff home run in the first inning on Monday and added a run-scoring double in an 8-4 loss to Washington, went 2-5-5 in the second game of the series, raising his average to .299. He has 14 home runs since May 1, which leads the team.

with runners on second and third in the 11th inning on Wednesday mariners decided to pitch to Thomas. The move backfired as he took a 1–0 lead off Trevor Gott with a single down the right field line to end the 4–4 impasse. citizens The score was tied on a solo homer by Roberto Ruiz with one out in the eighth.

Martínez said of his players, “They fought.” “Like I said, this team is relentless. They don’t give up. They stay focused, they stay in the game, and in the end we came out victorious, which was amazing.”

mariners went 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position. He failed to score in the 10th inning after loading the bases with no outs. citizens Reliever Jordan Weems, who earned his first major league win

“Throughout the season, you play a lot of games and every year you look back, there are games you definitely should have won,” mariners manager Scott Servais said. “They’re out there to win and for whatever reason, you don’t win them over – and they hurt.”

“We definitely had chances. You can look at all the different things that happened throughout the game, and ultimately it came down to we had some guys and we failed to execute and get them in . There’s no way to hide it. We should’ve won the game. There’s no ifs and buts. Really disappointing.”

Cal Raleigh, who hit a soft grounder on Weems to end the 10th, was more direct in his assessment.

“We didn’t execute,” he said. “These were three terrific attacks. We have to find a way to get it. That’s what good teams do, and we’re not doing that right now.”

In the series finale, citizens Ready to send left-hander Patrick Corbin (4-9, 5.32 ERA) to the mound mariners Right-hander Logan Gilbert (5-4, 4.07)

Corbin is 0-4 with a 6.55 ERA in June. In a 13–3 loss at San Diego on Friday, he gave up a season-high seven runs on seven hits, including a pair of homers, in five innings. Corbin earned the win in his previous start against Seattle, when he pitched six innings of one-run ball in 2015.

Gilbert allowed one run on two hits over seven innings in a 13–1 victory at Baltimore on Friday. he will face citizens for the first time

–Field Level Media