Derek Dietrich reached base in all four plate appearances in his Texas debut as the Rangers rallied from an early four-run deficit to defeat the visiting Seattle Mariners 7-4 on Wednesday night.
Dietrich, signed by the Rangers as a free agent on Monday after being released by both Cincinnati and the Chicago Cubs in a three-week span, went 3-for-3 with a double and sparked the offense when he was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning.
Reliever Jonathan Hernandez (3-0) got the victory, with Rafael Montero pitching the ninth for his fourth save.
Trailing 4-2, the Rangers pulled ahead with a five-run eighth.
With one out, Dietrich lined a single to right and moved to third on Elvis Andrus’ double into the left-field corner. Pinch-hitter Todd Frazier was hit by a pitch from right-hander Erik Swanson (0-1) to load the bases.
Jeff Mathis then blooped a run-scoring single into shallow left-center field, keeping the bases full. Shin-Soo Choo hit a sacrifice fly to right to tie the score at 4-4.
After Isiah Kiner-Falefa was hit by a pitch to reload the bases, Swanson was replaced by right-hander Taylor Williams. The go-ahead run scored on a wild pitch, and Willie Calhoun grounded a two-run single to left to cap the scoring.