Odor homers twice, Gomez hits slam as Rangers rout Mariners
Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor (12) is congratulated by Adrian Beltre, center, as Seattle Mariners' Chris Iannetta stands by the plate in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. Odor hit a two-run home run that scored Beltre. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Rougned Odor homered twice a day after hitting a game-ending shot and Carlos Gomez connected for a grand slam off Felix Hernandez, sending the Texas Rangers to a 14-1 romp over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
Odor tied a career high with five RBIs and Adrian Beltre and Ryan Rua also homered for the AL West leaders. Texas (80-54) moved a season-high 26 games over .500 with a fifth straight win and gave Seattle its fifth loss in a row.
The Rangers matched the 1999 and 2012 Texas teams as the fastest to reach 80 wins.
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Odor had a two-run shot for a 10-0 lead in the seventh and a three-run homer in the eighth, and leads the team with 27 home runs. On Tuesday night, his two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave Texas an 8-7 win.
Martin Perez (9-10) pitched six shutout innings despite giving up seven hits and three walks.
Hernandez (9-5) matched a season high by allowing six runs in his shortest outing, coming out after four innings in his first loss since May 27.