What, for a fleeting moment, had the makings of the hardest of hard-luck losses turned instead, in the blink of a Cal Raleigh sprint, into one of the Mariners’ most thrilling victories of the season.

Rookie phenom Julio Rodriguez, in his return from a minor wrist injury, opened the game with a laser home run, and Carlos Santana ended it with a walkoff sacrifice fly to score Raleigh and give the Mariners a wild 5-4 victory Tuesday night over the Texas Rangers before a raucous crowd of 25,837 at T-Mobile Park.