Mariners Vs. Texas Final Score: Seattle Won't Die In 8-6 Win

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.

The Rangers cut the lead to 6-4 in the bottom of the sixth on a Mike Napoli home run, then tied things up in the seventh on an RBI single from Cruz and an RBI groundout from David Murphy.

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.

For all news and information regarding the Seattle Mariners, please visit Lookout Landing. For updates and perspective on the Texas Rangers, head on over to Lone Star Ball or stop by SB Nation Dallas.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.