The Seattle Mariners picked up a big win on Saturday night to even up their three-game series with the Texas Rangers. The Mariners blew a big early lead but came back in the late innings for an 8-6 win.
Michael Saunders hit an RBI single in the first inning to give the Mariners a 1-0 lead. The M's then jumped out to a huge 6-0 lead in the third inning on a Dustin Ackley homer, a Saunders RBI triple and RBI singles by Justin Smoak and Eric Thames. The Rangers finally got on the board in the bottom of the third on a Nelson Cruz sacrifice fly.
In the top of the eighth, Smoak led off with his 15th homer of the year to give the Mariners back the lead and added a big insurance run in the ninth with another RBI single. Smoak was 3-for-4 with three RBI in the game.
Seattle can try for the series win on Sunday.
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