ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Ian Kinsler #5, Elvis Andrus #1 and Nelson Cruz #17 of the Texas Rangers celebrate their teams 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 19, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The Mariners host the Rangers for a three-game series. Can the M's put one last Safeco hurt on Texas?
The Seattle Mariners failed in their bid to play the spoiler against the Baltimore Orioles, getting swept at home in three games. After a much-needed off day, the M's will have a chance to put a crimp -- however small -- into the late-season plans of the first-place Texas Rangers.
While the Mariners may be officially eliminated from postseason contention, they still have a chance to put an inconvenient hurt on their American League West rivals.
TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers
Friday's game will begin at 7:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. Hisashi Iwakuma will try to continue making a case to be brought back next season as he goes for his seventh win. He'll face Martin Perez, who is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA.
Saturday's game will get started at 6:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. Blake Beavan has an opportunity to get to 10 wins on Saturday. He'll have to do it against All-Star left-hander Matt Harrison, who is 17-9 with a 3.26 ERA.
Sunday's finale will start at 1:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. Jason Vargas leads the Mariners in wins and will go for his 15th W as he ties the slab opposite Ryan Dempster. Since coming to the Rangers, Dempster is 6-2 with a 4.70 ERA.
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