Mariners Vs. Rangers: Seattle Unable To Salvage Split Series In Texas

The Seattle Mariners dropped three games in Arlington in their second series of 2012. They'll open their season at Safeco Field holding a 4-4 record.

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Mariners Vs. Rangers Final Score: Seattle Drops Series With 5-3 Loss

On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners wrapped up their four-game series with the Texas Rangers and their season-opening road trip. The M's came up short in their attempt to split the series, dropping the game by a final score of 5-3. As a result, the Mariners will head into their opening homestand at Safeco Field on Friday with a 4-4 record.

The Rangers got on the board first once again in the bottom of the first inning. Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff single, stole second and came home on a Michael Young single. Young struck again in the fifth inning, hitting his first home run of the year to score Kinsler and himself and stretch the Rangers lead to 3-0.

The M's finally scored in the top of the sixth, as Alex Liddi drove home Brendan Ryan with an RBI single. Seattle closed the gap to 3-2 in the top of the seventh inning as Kyle Seager stayed hot and launched a huge upper-deck home run to right field.

Texas padded their lead for good in the bottom of the seventh as Kinsler doubled home Yorvit Torrealba and Young once again plated Kinsler with an RBI single. Young went 3-for-4 with 4 RBI in the game.

The Mariners would take one last shot at a rally in the ninth inning. Jesus Montero singled with one out and reached second on a fielder's choice. Miguel Olivo brought Montero home with a two-out RBI double, but the score would stand at 5-3 as Michael Saunders grounded out to second base.

Justin Smoak and Casper Wells were the only Seattle starters who went hitless, but no Mariners batter managed a multi-hit game.

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Mariners Vs. Rangers Final Score: Seattle Scores 3 Runs In Top Of 9th For 4-3 Win

The Seattle Mariners headed into Wednesday night's series finale looking to end a two-game skid and salvage a chance of splitting the four-game series against the Texas Rangers. For most of the game it looked like they'd come up short once again, but a burst of offense in the final inning resulted in a come-from-behind 4-3 win. Now the worst-case scenario will be that they will enter their opening homestand with a .500 record.

The Rangers got the scoring started right away in the bottom of the first inning when Josh Hamilton doubled and Michael Young singled him home. The score stood 1-0 until the bottom of the seventh inning, when the Rangers tacked on two more runs with back-to-back solo home runs off of Steve Delabar by Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus.

Seattle scored their first run of the game in the top of the eighth inning. No. 9 hitter John Jaso led off the inning with a triple and Dustin Ackley was able to single him home after Chone Figgins struck out swinging. Ichiro Suzuki then grounded into a double play and the M's were left with three outs to pull off the win.

Lucas Luetge retired the side in the bottom of the eighth inning, only giving up a single to Young. The Mariners bats went to work right away with a leadoff single by Justin Smoak, followed by a double from Kyle Seager. Smoak came home and pinch-runner Munenori Kawasaki advanced to third on a Jesus Montero sacrifice fly. Kawasaki scored the tying run on a double by Michael Saunders. Saunders stole third during Brendan Ryan's at-bat, but Ryan struck out swinging. Jaso once again came through, however, knocking in the tying run with a single before Figgins struck out swinging for the second time to end the inning.

Brandon League came on for the save and although he allowed the tying run to get into scoring position on a single and wild pitch, sealed the win for the M's by striking out Kinsler and getting Andrus to line out to Smoak at first base.

In all, a fabulous and well-earned win with contributions up and down the lineup, not to mention a quality start by Kevin Millwood, who went six innings, allowing just one run on four hits and three walks, while striking out seven.

The Mariners improve to 4-3 on the season and have a chance to reclaim first place in the AL West with another win Thursday afternoon.

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Mariners Vs. Rangers: Time, TV Schedule, Lineup

Here's all your relative important info on today's game between the Mariners and the Rangers.

Time: 5:05 PM PT

TV: Root Sports in the Pacific Northwest, Fox Sports SW

Radio: 710 AM ESPN

Series recap: The Mariners have lost their first two games to the Rangers in this series, but they haven't done all that well in this position. Seattle lost their first game 11-5 after taking a 5-2 lead, teeing off on Yu Darvish before the Rangers started bombing out on the Mariners. Seattle then lost in a pitcher's duel 1-0 the next game when Neftali Feliz outpitched Blake Beavan by just a smidge.

Pitchers: Colby Lewis (who started the season-opener) takes over for Seattle, with Kevin Millwood taking the mound for Texas.

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The most notable shift is Montero taking over duties at catcher, Saunders moving a step up in the order, and Jaso handling designated hitter responsibilities.

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Mariners Vs. Rangers Final Score: Seattle Comes Up On Short End Of Pitching Duel, Loses 1-0

The good news is that the Seattle Mariners finally got their first hit off of Neftali Feliz. Coming into Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers, the M's had fared awfully against the closer-turned-starter. In 48 at-bats against Feliz (all in relief appearances), the Mariners had never managed a hit.

For the first few innings of Tuesday night's game, it looked as though that trend would continue. Although Feliz walked Chone Figgins to lead off the game, the M's had stretched their streak into 0-for-59 against the right-hander until Justin Smoak hit a two-out single in the top of the fourth inning. Smoak would later add another single and Jesus Montero (perhaps immune, being a newcomer) would add two singles off Feliz of his own, but that was the extent of the Mariners offense on Tuesday. Feliz went seven innings, giving up those four singles and two walks, while striking out four. He combined with Mike Adams and Joe Nathan for the shutout.

The Seattle starter for the evening, Blake Beavan, was nearly as good. Beavan, a former first-round Rangers draft pick and Dallas native, went 6.1 innings, giving up six hits and a walk while striking out three. The lone run that Beavan surrendered in the game came in the bottom of the second inning. Adrian Beltre hit a leadoff double and although Beavan was able to force him at third, Michael young took second on the fielder's choice and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Beavan struck out Nelson Cruz swinging, but David Murphy singled to drive in Young. Seattle took the hard-luck 1-0 loss by not managing to score the rest of the way.

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Mariners Lineup Vs. Rangers: Can Ichiro And The Seattle Bats Keep Cracking?

The Seattle Mariners have announced their starting lineup, and for the first time in a long time they really don't have to alter it all that much on a game-to-game basis. If you look at the card between yesterday, you'll only see one change overall coming from the shortstop spot.

Plenty of Mariners have started the season out right.

  • Ichiro Suzuki is enjoying a great year, hitting .409 and dinking out nine hits to lead the team.
  • Kyle Seager is doing just as well at third base, leading the team in RBIs with five and compiling a batting average of .438 and OBP of .471 to lead the team of regulars.
  • Chone Figgins is right behind those three, compiling a batting average of .381.
  • Three more Mariners have an OBP over .330.

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Mariners Vs. Rangers Final Score: Seattle Can't Hold Early Lead, Lose 11-5 In Yu Darvish's Debut

On Monday night, the Seattle Mariners headed to the Ballpark in Arlington to kick off a series against the two-time defending American League champions the Texas Rangers. It was the regular season MLB debut for Yu Darvish, the new Rangers pitcher who was a star in Japan. The Mariners jumped out to an early lead but were unable to hold it, as Texas hit bomb after bomb and picked up the 11-5 win.

In the early going, the Mariners made themselves look great and Darvish look awful. They touched the Rangers starter for four runs in the top of the first inning on RBI singles by Kyle Seager and Miguel Olivo and a bases-loaded walk. The Rangers got two of those runs back in the bottom of the inning on singles by Michael Young and Nelson Cruz.

The M's tacked on another run in the top of the second on an RBI double by Seager, stretching the Seattle lead to 5-2. It would be the last run the Mariners would score, but the Rangers were just getting started. Mariners starter Hector Noesi got himself into a jam but the M's seemed to catch a huge break when Josh Hamilton was called out at the plate on a fielder's choice. The sigh of relief was short-lived as Noesi then hung a pitch to the next batter, Nelson Cruz, who promptly swatted it into the left-field stands for a three-run home run to tie the game at 5-5.

The Rangers took the lead with a two-run homer from Mitch Moreland and a solo shot by Hamilton in the fourth. The fearsome mashers in the Texas lineup weren't done, however, as Ian Kinsler decided to hit a three-run homer of his own in the eighth.

Darvish went 5.2 innings, giving up eight hits, four walks and five earned runs while striking out five. An inauspicious debut, but Noesi's line was even worse. Noesi went just three innings but gave up three walks and six hits and was tagged with seven earned runs.

Ichiro Suzuki had another solid night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.

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Mariners Vs. Rangers: Yu Darvish Debuts

How will the Seattle Mariners fare against the American League champion Texas Rangers? Japanese phenom Yu Darvish is the first man they must face.

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Mariners Vs. Rangers Preview: Seattle Visits The Defending AL Champs

The Seattle Mariners will head to Arlington for their second series of 2012. They'll try to shut down the Texas Rangers in their own ballpark.

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