SEATTLE, WA - MAY 23: Alex Liddi #16 of the Seattle Mariners hits a grand slam against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field on May 23, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Mariners Vs. Rangers: Alex Liddi Grand Slam Results In Series Win For Seattle

The Mariners hosted the Texas Rangers in a three-game series. Safeco Field brought much better luck against the first-place Rangers, as the M's took two out of three.

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Mariners Send Casper Wells to Triple-A, Chone Figgins Remains With Seattle

With the return of Miguel Olivo to the Seattle Mariners lineup, many were wondering whether or not Chone Figgins would be able to survive being dropped from the roster. But the news came down on THursday, and Figgins has escaped the chopping block.

According to a report from the Seattle Times, Casper Wells will be heading back to Triple-A, leaving Figgins with the Mariners for now. Stil;, the times' Larry Stone is of the opinion that he has got to go, essentially being in no-man's land on the team:

Moving him [Figgins] back to third base last year didn't revive him. Moving him back to the leadoff spot this year didn't revive him. And now Figgins has absolutely no role on this team. He is not even the prime backup choice at any position. If the Mariners need a backup third baseman, they turn toAlex Liddi. If they need a backup left fielder, they now turn to Liddi as well (Wells would also be a preferable option in a perfect world). If they need a backup shortstop, it's Munenori Kawasaki. If they need a backup second baseman, they'll move Kyle Seager over and play Liddi at third.

Hopefully Figgins can start picking up the slack or he may find himself on the way out of the major leagues.

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Mariners Vs. Rangers Final Score: Alex Liddi Helps Seattle Take Series With 5-3 Win

On Wednesday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners made their biggest statement of the season so far as they jumped out to a big lead and held on for a 5-3 win in the rubber match of their three-game series against the Texas Rangers.

In the bottom of the second inning, the Mariners loaded the bases on three consecutive walks and brought a run home on a Michael Saunders sacrifice fly, but the moment of the game came in the bottom of the fifth. The Mariners got a walk and a single with one out and the Rangers elected to intentionally walk Dustin Ackley to load the bases for Alex Liddi. Liddi hit a laser beam into the left field bleachers for his first career grand slam to put the Mariners up 5-0. It was just the third Mariners hit of the game.

M's starter Kevin Millwood was once again terrific, allowing no runs through six innings on three hits and a walk,. The Mariners did run into a spot of trouble with their bullpen in the eighth inning, as Tom Wilhelmsen allowed an RBI double to Josh Hamilton, followed by an Adrian Beltre home run that cut the lead to 5-3, but Seattle would hold things there. Brandon League pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the save.

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Franklin Gutierrez Injury: M's Outfielder Takes BP, Begins Light Agility Drills

Seattle Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is slowly but surely making his way back into the M's lineup, taking another crucial step on the road to recovery after taking batting practice on Tuesday before the game.

After taking some hacks in the cage Gutierrez is expected to test his foot riddled with plantar fasciitis with some light running and agility drills on Wednesday. Gutierrez has been back at team headquarters getting treatment on his foot for a couple of weeks, though picking up a bat and taking part in running drillis are the best signs yet for the oft-injured 29-year old.

Gutierrez has been on the disabled list all season after suffering a strained pectoral muscle during spring training. He was back doing conditioning and was about to start another rehab assignment when the issues with his foot began to surface.

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Mariners Vs. Rangers Final Score: Seattle Victims Of Tough Luck In 3-1 Loss

The Seattle Mariners were trying to take their series against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Although they still have another chance to do so, Tuesday was not their evening, as the Mariners had two potentially game-changing hits taken away from them by Texas center fielder Josh Hamilton in a 3-1 loss.

Seattle got on the board first, as Justin Smoak hit an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning. The third inning would be the undoing for Seattle, as Elvis Andrus hit a two-out, two-run triple to give the Rangers the lead and Hamilton would drive in Andrus with a ground-rule double.

Hector Noesi was the tough-luck loser despite turning in perhaps his best start of the year, giving up three runs on three hits and two walks in eight innings of work, while striking out seven. The Mariners out-hit the Rangers, 10 to four, but all the hits came in the wrong order on both sides for Seattle.

The Mariners will try to pick up the series win on Wednesday.

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Mariners Vs. Rangers Final Score: Felix Hernandez Outduels Yu Darvish In 6-1 Win

The Seattle Mariners hosted the Texas Rangers on Monday night at Safeco Field in a true duel of aces. When the smoke cleared, Seattle's starter Felix Hernandez came up on the winning end against Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish as the Mariners grabbed an early lead and rolled right along to a 6-1 win to kick off the three-game series.

Michael Saunders drew a one-out walk in the bottom of the first inning and an Ichiro Suzuki triple brought Saunders home to put the Mariners on the board.

Seattle added three more runs in the third inning, when Suzuki drove in two with a single and took third on a throwing error. Suzuki came home on a sacrifice fly by Jesus Montero. Dustin Ackley added an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth and Montero hit an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh.

Mitch Moreland led off the eighth inning with a solo home run that constituted the entirety of the Texas scoring. That was the only run that Hernandez allowed in eight solid innings of work, allowing just six hits and two walks, while piling up seven strikeouts. Darvish allowed four earned runs and lasted just four innings.

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Mariners Vs. Rangers Series Preview: TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

The Mariners host the Texas Rangers in a three-game series. Will Safeco Field bring better luck against the first-place team?

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