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Crawford and Raleigh power Mariners to 10-2 rout of struggling Rockies for doubleheader split

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Crawford and Raleigh power Mariners to 10-2 rout of struggling Rockies for doubleheader split

2024-04-22 12:11 Last Updated At:12:21

DENVER (AP) — A bases-loaded triple by J.P. Crawford keyed a six-run second inning that propelled the Seattle Mariners past the Colorado Rockies 10-2 on Sunday night for a doubleheader split.

In the opener, Ezequiel Tovar and Ryan McMahon each hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to lift Colorado to a 2-1 win.

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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert works against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — A bases-loaded triple by J.P. Crawford keyed a six-run second inning that propelled the Seattle Mariners past the Colorado Rockies 10-2 on Sunday night for a doubleheader split.

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford heads up the first-base line after connecting for a triple to drive in three runs off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford heads up the first-base line after connecting for a triple to drive in three runs off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Emerson Hancock works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Emerson Hancock works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Luis Urías reacts after getting hit on the hands by a pitch from Colorado Rockies starter Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Luis Urías reacts after getting hit on the hands by a pitch from Colorado Rockies starter Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Luis Urías reacts after getting hit on the hands by a pitch from Colorado Rockies starter Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Luis Urías reacts after getting hit on the hands by a pitch from Colorado Rockies starter Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford, left, and second baseman Jorge Polanco celebrate after the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford, left, and second baseman Jorge Polanco celebrate after the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford, left, reacts after reaching third base on a triple that drove in three runs off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford, left, reacts after reaching third base on a triple that drove in three runs off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford follows the flight of his triple to drive in three runs off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford follows the flight of his triple to drive in three runs off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis works against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis works against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodríguez flies out against Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis in the fourth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodríguez flies out against Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis in the fourth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Cal Raleigh follows the flight of his two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis in the sixth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Cal Raleigh follows the flight of his two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis in the sixth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

A lone fan is silhouetted in the upper deck of Coors Field during sunset as the Colorado Rockies play the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

A lone fan is silhouetted in the upper deck of Coors Field during sunset as the Colorado Rockies play the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Cal Raleigh gestures to the bullpen as he circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis in the sixth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Cal Raleigh gestures to the bullpen as he circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis in the sixth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners first base Ty France (23) congratulates Josh Rojas after the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners first base Ty France (23) congratulates Josh Rojas after the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford, right, celebrates after tripling to drive in three runs as third base umpire Tom Woodring, left, looks on in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford, right, celebrates after tripling to drive in three runs as third base umpire Tom Woodring, left, looks on in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Jacob Stallings reacts after he was called out due to fan interference on a possible winning solo home run in the ninth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Jacob Stallings reacts after he was called out due to fan interference on a possible winning solo home run in the ninth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Ryne Stanek works against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Ryne Stanek works against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Third base umpire Brian Knight, left, calls out Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford (3) after he was tagged out by Colorado Rockies shortstop Ezequiel Tovar,bottom right, while trying to advance from second to third base on an infield single hit by Seattle's Julio Rodríguez in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Third base umpire Brian Knight, left, calls out Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford (3) after he was tagged out by Colorado Rockies shortstop Ezequiel Tovar,bottom right, while trying to advance from second to third base on an infield single hit by Seattle's Julio Rodríguez in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers, left, tags out Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodríguezwho was trying to steal second in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers, left, tags out Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodríguezwho was trying to steal second in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jake Bird works against the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jake Bird works against the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Jacob Stallings follows the flight of his fly ball off Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Ryne Stanek in the ninth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. A fan interfered with Mariners left fielder Dylan Moore when he tried to catch the ball at the wall which resulted in a review of the play. Stallings was declared out due to the interference. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Jacob Stallings follows the flight of his fly ball off Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Ryne Stanek in the ninth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. A fan interfered with Mariners left fielder Dylan Moore when he tried to catch the ball at the wall which resulted in a review of the play. Stallings was declared out due to the interference. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Gabe Speier works against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Gabe Speier works against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners second baseman Dylan Moore, left, applies a late tag as Colorado Rockies' Brenton Doyle steals second base in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners second baseman Dylan Moore, left, applies a late tag as Colorado Rockies' Brenton Doyle steals second base in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon scores the winning run on a walk-off single by Ryan McMahon off Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Andrés Muñoz in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon scores the winning run on a walk-off single by Ryan McMahon off Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Andrés Muñoz in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Brendan Rodgers, left, and Jake Cave, center, congratulate Ryan McMahon after his RBI single to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Brendan Rodgers, left, and Jake Cave, center, congratulate Ryan McMahon after his RBI single to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon, third from left, is congratulated by, from left to right, Nick Mears, Jake Cave and Elehuris Montero after hitting a walkoff RBI single in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon, third from left, is congratulated by, from left to right, Nick Mears, Jake Cave and Elehuris Montero after hitting a walkoff RBI single in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon follows the flight of his walk-off RBI single off Seattle Mariners pitcher Andrés Muñoz in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon follows the flight of his walk-off RBI single off Seattle Mariners pitcher Andrés Muñoz in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon, left, is doused by teammate Charlie Blackmon (19) as McMahon is interviewed after hitting a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon, left, is doused by teammate Charlie Blackmon (19) as McMahon is interviewed after hitting a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon, center, is doused by teammate Charlie Blackmon, right, while being interviewed by Marc Stout after McMahon hit a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon, center, is doused by teammate Charlie Blackmon, right, while being interviewed by Marc Stout after McMahon hit a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

“That’s just how baseball goes,” Crawford said. “Some days, you’re going to get them all and some days, you’re not going to get anything. We hung in there. Unfortunately, they got us at the end, but we answered back in the second game right out of the gate. Everybody did their thing.”

The afternoon victory snapped a six-game losing streak for the Rockies (5-17), who have the worst record in the National League. Colorado has yet to win consecutive games or a series this season.

Cal Raleigh added a two-run homer in the sixth inning of the nightcap and finished the game with three RBIs. Seby Zavala had three hits and scored twice for Seattle, which has won five of six.

Emerson Hancock (2-2) allowed two runs — one earned — and four hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked one.

“When those guys are swinging like that, the only thing you want to do is get them in the dugout as quick as possible,” Hancock said about his teammates.

Elias Díaz had a two-run double for the Rockies in the first.

Making his initial start of the season, Peter Lambert (2-1) was charged with six runs and six hits over three innings. He fanned five and did not walk a batter.

Julio Rodríguez went 4 for 9 on the day for the Mariners to give him five straight multi-hit games.

McMahon's game-ending single in the opener sent home Charlie Blackmon for the fifth walk-off RBI of his career.

“I just wanted to be aggressive early if something popped up down the middle,” McMahon said. “It did and luckily hit it to a spot that allowed us to win the game.”

Seattle broke the scoreless deadlock in the top of the 10th when Crawford’s RBI single brought home automatic runner Jorge Polanco.

Justin Lawrence (1-1) earned the win. Andrés Muñoz (1-2) took the loss.

With two outs and the bases empty in the bottom of the ninth, Jacob Stallings hit a drive to deep left field that was initially ruled a double. But after a replay review, it was determined the ball deflected off the glove of a fan reaching over the wall, interfering with the outstretched arm of Seattle left fielder Jonatan Clase. As a result, Stallings was ruled out and the game went to extra innings.

“I thought it might have been a homer off the bat,” Stallings said. “I wasn’t really sure what was going on. I saw the ball come back on the field. I just thought it hit the fence or something. I didn’t really see what happened.”

Tovar had three hits for the Rockies, including his RBI single that tied it 1-all in the 10th.

The teams spent much of the afternoon failing to capitalize on excellent scoring opportunities. Through the first seven innings, Seattle and Colorado combined to leave 18 runners on base. They were 1 of 18 with runners in scoring position.

Rockies starter Cal Quantrill gave up three hits while striking out four across six scoreless innings.

“It seemed like we had constant pressure on Quantrill, certainly through the first four innings, but couldn’t come up with that big hit,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “It ends up catching up to you late in the game.”

Colorado manager Bud Black noted Quantrill was battling through a stomach virus that has passed through the Rockies’ clubhouse, and said the pitcher even vomited between innings.

“He took some Tums and took it like a champ,” McMahon said. “I’ve got a lot of respect for a guy that can go out there and do that.”

Seattle starter George Kirby struck out seven and walked one in five shutout innings.

The Mariners entered on a tear at the plate, scoring 24 runs during their four-game win streak.

The doubleheader was scheduled to make up Friday's postponement caused by bad weather.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mariners: 3B Luis Urías exited the second game in the second inning with a bruised right wrist after being hit by a pitch. ... Seattle activated RHP Cody Bolton from the injured list and added him to the roster as the 27th man for the doubleheader. Bolton went on the 15-day injured list April 8, retroactive to April 6, with a “general medical issue.”

Rockies: 2B Brendan Rodgers batted sixth in the opener after missing four games with a stomach virus. ... Gold Glove center fielder Brenton Doyle (bruised chest) was scratched from the lineup for the second game after getting hit by a pitch in the opener. ... RHP Noah Davis was pulled from the nightcap in the seventh inning with shoulder discomfort.

UP NEXT

Seattle: RHP Logan Gilbert (1-0, 2.33 ERA) pitches Tuesday at Texas against RHP Dane Dunning (2-1, 3.91).

Colorado: LHP Austin Gomber (0-1, 4.95 ERA) faces Padres RHP Dylan Cease (2-1, 1.99) on Monday.

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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert works against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert works against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford heads up the first-base line after connecting for a triple to drive in three runs off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford heads up the first-base line after connecting for a triple to drive in three runs off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Emerson Hancock works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Emerson Hancock works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Luis Urías reacts after getting hit on the hands by a pitch from Colorado Rockies starter Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Luis Urías reacts after getting hit on the hands by a pitch from Colorado Rockies starter Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Luis Urías reacts after getting hit on the hands by a pitch from Colorado Rockies starter Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Luis Urías reacts after getting hit on the hands by a pitch from Colorado Rockies starter Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford, left, and second baseman Jorge Polanco celebrate after the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford, left, and second baseman Jorge Polanco celebrate after the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford, left, reacts after reaching third base on a triple that drove in three runs off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford, left, reacts after reaching third base on a triple that drove in three runs off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford follows the flight of his triple to drive in three runs off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford follows the flight of his triple to drive in three runs off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis works against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis works against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodríguez flies out against Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis in the fourth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodríguez flies out against Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis in the fourth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Cal Raleigh follows the flight of his two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis in the sixth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Cal Raleigh follows the flight of his two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis in the sixth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

A lone fan is silhouetted in the upper deck of Coors Field during sunset as the Colorado Rockies play the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

A lone fan is silhouetted in the upper deck of Coors Field during sunset as the Colorado Rockies play the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Cal Raleigh gestures to the bullpen as he circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis in the sixth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' Cal Raleigh gestures to the bullpen as he circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Noah Davis in the sixth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners first base Ty France (23) congratulates Josh Rojas after the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners first base Ty France (23) congratulates Josh Rojas after the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford, right, celebrates after tripling to drive in three runs as third base umpire Tom Woodring, left, looks on in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford, right, celebrates after tripling to drive in three runs as third base umpire Tom Woodring, left, looks on in the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Jacob Stallings reacts after he was called out due to fan interference on a possible winning solo home run in the ninth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Jacob Stallings reacts after he was called out due to fan interference on a possible winning solo home run in the ninth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Ryne Stanek works against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Ryne Stanek works against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Third base umpire Brian Knight, left, calls out Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford (3) after he was tagged out by Colorado Rockies shortstop Ezequiel Tovar,bottom right, while trying to advance from second to third base on an infield single hit by Seattle's Julio Rodríguez in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Third base umpire Brian Knight, left, calls out Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford (3) after he was tagged out by Colorado Rockies shortstop Ezequiel Tovar,bottom right, while trying to advance from second to third base on an infield single hit by Seattle's Julio Rodríguez in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers, left, tags out Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodríguezwho was trying to steal second in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers, left, tags out Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodríguezwho was trying to steal second in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jake Bird works against the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jake Bird works against the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Jacob Stallings follows the flight of his fly ball off Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Ryne Stanek in the ninth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. A fan interfered with Mariners left fielder Dylan Moore when he tried to catch the ball at the wall which resulted in a review of the play. Stallings was declared out due to the interference. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Jacob Stallings follows the flight of his fly ball off Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Ryne Stanek in the ninth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. A fan interfered with Mariners left fielder Dylan Moore when he tried to catch the ball at the wall which resulted in a review of the play. Stallings was declared out due to the interference. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Gabe Speier works against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Gabe Speier works against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners second baseman Dylan Moore, left, applies a late tag as Colorado Rockies' Brenton Doyle steals second base in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Seattle Mariners second baseman Dylan Moore, left, applies a late tag as Colorado Rockies' Brenton Doyle steals second base in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon scores the winning run on a walk-off single by Ryan McMahon off Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Andrés Muñoz in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon scores the winning run on a walk-off single by Ryan McMahon off Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Andrés Muñoz in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Brendan Rodgers, left, and Jake Cave, center, congratulate Ryan McMahon after his RBI single to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Brendan Rodgers, left, and Jake Cave, center, congratulate Ryan McMahon after his RBI single to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon, third from left, is congratulated by, from left to right, Nick Mears, Jake Cave and Elehuris Montero after hitting a walkoff RBI single in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon, third from left, is congratulated by, from left to right, Nick Mears, Jake Cave and Elehuris Montero after hitting a walkoff RBI single in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon follows the flight of his walk-off RBI single off Seattle Mariners pitcher Andrés Muñoz in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon follows the flight of his walk-off RBI single off Seattle Mariners pitcher Andrés Muñoz in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon, left, is doused by teammate Charlie Blackmon (19) as McMahon is interviewed after hitting a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon, left, is doused by teammate Charlie Blackmon (19) as McMahon is interviewed after hitting a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon, center, is doused by teammate Charlie Blackmon, right, while being interviewed by Marc Stout after McMahon hit a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon, center, is doused by teammate Charlie Blackmon, right, while being interviewed by Marc Stout after McMahon hit a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Hunter Biden arrives at court for a final hearing before his June 3 gun trial

2024-05-25 00:06 Last Updated At:00:10

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Hunter Biden is back in court on Friday for the final hearing before he's expected to stand trial on federal firearms charges in Delaware as his father's reelection campaign unfolds.

President Joe Biden's son didn't speak to reporters as he followed his lawyers into the Wilmington courthouse. He's charged with lying about his drug use in October 2018 on a form to buy a gun that he kept for about 11 days in Delaware. He has acknowledged an addiction to crack cocaine during that period, but his lawyers have said he didn’t break the law and the case is politically motivated.

The two sides have been arguing in court documents about evidence in the case, including contents from a laptop that he allegedly dropped off at a Delaware repair shop. Defense attorneys question the authenticity of the laptop's data in court documents, but prosecutors say that there's no evidence the data has been compromised and that a drawn-out fight over it at trial would be a waste of time. The laptop has been the source of controversy for years after Republicans accessed and disseminated personal data from it.

Prosecutors also plan to show jurors portions of his 2021 memoir “Beautiful Things,” in which he detailed his struggle with alcoholism and drug abuse following the 2015 death of his older brother, Beau, of brain cancer at age 46.

Defense attorneys argue prosecutors are cherry-picking evidence from the book and want to also include more information they chose.

U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika will preside over what's expected to be the last hearing before trial expected to begin with jury selection on June 3.

Hunter Biden is also facing federal tax charges in Los Angeles and is set for trial in that case in September. He’s accused of failing to pay at least $1.4 million in taxes over four years while living an “extravagant lifestyle” during a period in which he has acknowledged struggling with addiction. The back taxes have since been paid.

Hunter Biden’s lawyers have pushed unsuccessfully in both cases to have them dismissed. They have argued, among other things, that prosecutors bowed to political pressure to indict him after a plea agreement hit the skids in court and was publicly pilloried by Republicans, including Trump, as a “sweetheart deal.”

Trump, who is running to unseat the Democratic president, faces his own legal problems. He is charged in four criminal cases, including a hush money trial underway in New York.

The long-running federal investigation into the president’s son had looked ready to wrap up with a plea deal last year, but the agreement imploded after a judge raised questions about it. Hunter Biden was subsequently indicted.

Under the deal, he would have gotten two years of probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor tax charges. He also would have avoided prosecution on the gun charge if he stayed out of trouble.

Follow the AP’s coverage of Hunter Biden at https://apnews.com/hub/hunter-biden.

Attorney Abbe Lowell arrives for a court appearance by Hunter Biden, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Attorney Abbe Lowell arrives for a court appearance by Hunter Biden, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hunter Biden arrives for a court appearance, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hunter Biden arrives for a court appearance, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hunter Biden arrives for a court appearance, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hunter Biden arrives for a court appearance, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hunter Biden arrives for a court appearance, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hunter Biden arrives for a court appearance, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hunter Biden arrives for a court appearance, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hunter Biden arrives for a court appearance, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

FILE - Hunter Biden arrives for a closed-door deposition on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 28, 2024. Biden attorneys are expected in court Friday, May 24, days before the president's son is expected to stand trial on federal firearms charges in Delaware as his father's reelection campaign unfolds. Biden is charged with lying about his drug use in October 2018 on a form to buy a gun that he kept for about 11 days in Delaware. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

FILE - Hunter Biden arrives for a closed-door deposition on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 28, 2024. Biden attorneys are expected in court Friday, May 24, days before the president's son is expected to stand trial on federal firearms charges in Delaware as his father's reelection campaign unfolds. Biden is charged with lying about his drug use in October 2018 on a form to buy a gun that he kept for about 11 days in Delaware. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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