- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - Back in the majors from Triple-A yet again, Erasmo Ramirez gave little reason for the Mariners to extend his stay in Seattle.

Ramirez allowed a career-high 10 runs, and the Mariners couldn’t recover from an early grand slam in a 12-4 loss to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.

Ramirez (1-6) gave up nine hits in less than four innings after being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma for the start.

“He threw strikes. … They just hit them,” Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said. “He threw bad strikes, not down in the zone. He was trying to be aggressive. He just did not have it.”

Seattle, which began the day a half-game ahead of Detroit for the second AL wild-card spot, had been the only major league team not to allow 10 or more runs in a game this season.

“I tried to keep the ball down, but my arm was not low so the ball raised at the end,” Ramirez said.

Three months into his major league career, Rougned Odor became the youngest player to hit a big league grand slam since Jose Reyes in 2003.

Odor homered off Ramirez in the third inning to back Colby Lewis as the last-place Rangers took two of three from the Mariners.

“I feel really good right now,” Odor said. “I don’t look for my number. I just play the game day to day.”

Odor, who has six home runs this season, got his first slam at 20 years, 205 days. Reyes was 20 years, 4 days when he homered for the New York Mets against Jarrod Washburn at Anaheim on June 15, 2003.

Lewis (9-11) allowed seven hits, struck out seven and walked one in his second complete game of the season and second in August. He had been 0-3 since pitching a five-hit shutout at the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 5.

“It’s real easy to throw strikes when you get that many runs,” Lewis said.

Texas, a big league-worst 52-80, won a series for only the third time since the All-Star break. The Rangers took two of three from the Yankees from July 28-30 and also at the Chicago White Sox from Aug. 4-6.

Ramirez (1-6), recalled from Triple-A Tacoma for the start, allowed 10 runs and nine hits in three-plus innings.

“The day just got out of hand early, and we weren’t able to chip away as quickly as they put them on the board,” Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley said.

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