SEATTLE, July 1 (UPI) -- Travis Blackley won his major league debut Thursday and Randy Winn drove in three runs as Seattle held on for an 8-4 victory over Texas.
Matt Thornton was scheduled to make his first major league start for Seattle, which called up Blackley from Class AAA Tacoma prior to the game when catcher Miguel Olivo was placed on the disabled list.
The Mariners decided to go with Blackley, who got plenty of support from the worst offense in the league.
Winn sparked a three-run first inning with an RBI double off John Wasdin (1-1) and drove in two runs with a single in the second to give the Mariners a 7-0 cushion.
Blackley (1-0) did not allow a hit until Michel Young doubled to open the fourth. He yielded four runs, six hits and three walks while striking out four in 5 2/3 innings.
Ichiro Suzuki and Bret Boone each had three hits and an RBI as the Mariners won for just the third time in 10 games.