Shed Long Jr the star again as Mariners top Rockies 2-1

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Seattle Mariners’ J.P. Crawford hits an RBI single against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

SEATTLE (AP) — Shed Long Jr. hit a solo homer with one out in the eighth inning, lifting Seattle to a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies for the Mariners fifth straight victory.

Two days after Long hit a game-ending grand slam in the 10th inning to complete a four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, the lefty came through again with another late long ball for the Mariners.

Long drove a 1-1 pitch from Colorado’s Tyler Kinley to straightaway center field.

It was the second straight appearance where Kinley gave up homer after he blew a save opportunity last Saturday against Milwaukee

The Mariners have won eight of nine.

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