Phils unable to hold lead in loss to Mariners

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Gamel not only went 4-for-5 with one double, one home run, one walk and four RBIs, but he threw out Daniel Nava at the plate to end the eighth inning to keep the game tied. The Mariners (16-17) can move to .500 with a victory in Wednesday’s series finale. The Phillies (13-18) have lost nine of their last 11 games.

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Eickhoff struggles again: The Phillies took a 4-0 lead in the first inning following back-to-back home runs from Michael Saunders and Tommy Joseph. But Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff could not hold the lead as he allowed a two-run homer to Cano in the third and a three-run homer to Gamel in the fourth to hand the Mariners a 5-4 lead. Eickhoff lasted just 3 2/3 innings, making it the shortest outing of his 48-start career. Eickhoff has allowed 14 earned runs in 15 innings in his last three starts.

Saunders' two-run tater

Mariners storm back: Aaron Altherr hit a three-run home run in the fourth as the Phillies sent 11 batters to the plate and scored five runs against Ariel Miranda and Jean Machi to take a 9-5 lead. But the Mariners scored three runs in the sixth — Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco‘s error led to two unearned runs — and a run in the seventh to tie the game. Gamel provided the damage in the seventh, hitting a double to left field to score Segura.

Gamel's RBI double

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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