Seager, Ackley lead Mariners past Mets 5-2

Seager, Ackley lead Mariners past Mets 5-2
Seattle Mariners' Willie Bloomquist smiles in the dugout as he is congratulated after scoring against the New York Mets in the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 21, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
SEATTLE (AP) - Kyle Seager drove in two runs, Mike Zunino homered into the second deck at Safeco Field and Dustin Ackley stole a home run with a leaping catch at the wall in the Seattle Mariners' 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Monday night.

After losing two of three to the Angels after the All-Star break, Seattle got a solid start from Roenis Elias and improved to 8-2 all-time against the Mets.

Elias (8-8) threw 5 1-3 innings before leaving with cramping in his left forearm. Seattle's bullpen was stellar the rest of the way, helped by Ackley's outstanding grab to rob Travis d'Arnaud of a home run in the sixth.

Seager had RBIs singles in his first two at-bats and Zunino hit his 14th homer of the season, an estimated 415-foot shot off starter Jonathon Niese (5-5) into the second deck in left field.