On Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners had possibly their best game of the season. All the breaks went their way and they exploded for 10 runs and 14 hits in a 10-3 victory. What made it even better was that it came against first-place division rivals the Texas Rangers.
Texas opened the scoring in the bottom of the first, on an RBI groundout from Josh Hamilton. The Mariners answered back with a two-run John Jaso homer in the top of the second to take a 2-1 lead. They stretched that lead to 4-1 in the top of the fifth inning when two runs scored on a bases-loaded, two-out throwing error by Adrian Beltre.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Rangers cut the Seattle lead to 4-3 with Hamilton's 21st home run of the season, but those three Hamilton RBI would be the only offensive output Texas would manage.
The top of the eighth was the true nightmare inning for Texas, as the Mariners would go on a romp, scoring on a Jaso RBI single, a fielding error by Elvis Andrus, RBI singles by Dustin Ackley and Mike Carp, a sacrifice fly by Ichiro Suzuki and a two-out wild pitch. The Mariners bullpen did not allow a run the rest of the way.
Seattle starter Jason Vargas picked up his sixth win of the year by going 6.2 innings and allowing three runs on five hits and three walks.
The Mariners will go for the series win on Wednesday.
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