Braves get outrallied as Mariners win series

AP photo by Stephen Brashear / The Seattle Mariners' Eugenio Suarez, center, celebrates with Luis Castillo, left, Taylor Trammell (20), Julio Rodriguez, second from right, and third base coach Manny Acta after hitting a solo home run to beat the visiting Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

SEATTLE — After the Seattle Mariners gave up five runs in the top of the ninth inning to trail by a run Sunday afternoon, it was a rookie who came into the dugout fired up and rallying his teammates.

Julio Rodriguez led by example as well, hitting his second home run of the game to tie the score in the bottom of the ninth. Eugenio Suarez then hit his second homer of the day as the Mariners finished of the rally for an 8-7 win over the Atlanta Braves.

The Braves trailed 6-2 going into the ninth, but Michael Harris II and Robbie Grossman hit two-out homers during a five-run comeback for the reigning World Series champions.

Down 7-6, the Mariners tied it with one out in the bottom of the ninth when Rodriguez homered off Kenley Jansen (5-2), his 25th shot of the season.