Seattle 3, Texas 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - John Hirschbeck, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 26043

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Seattle 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
Texas 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 61-96 35-42 26-54 W3
Texas 87-70 48-28 39-42 L2

Recap

Justin Smoak belted a tie-breaking, two-run homer and Felix Hernandez pitched eight superb innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 3-1 triumph over the AL West-champion Texas Rangers on Tuesday.

Ichiro Suzuki had two hits and a run scored while Franklin Gutierrez added an RBI for the Mariners, who have won three in a row.

With the game even at 1-1, Jose Lopez drew a leadoff walk in the fourth inning and former Ranger Smoak hit his 12th home run of the season off Scott Feldman two batters later to put Seattle ahead. It was the fourth blast as a Mariner for Smoak, who hit a decisive three-run shot against his former club on Monday.

Hernandez (13-12), who entered with a 1.50 ERA over his previous 20 starts, allowed one run and five hits with two walks and five strikeouts. The 24-year old ace has yielded fewer than two earned runs in nine of his last 10 outings.

Brandon League worked a scoreless ninth for his sixth save in 12 chances.

Gutierrez got the Mariners on the board with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, but Texas forged a tie in the third on David Murphy's RBI single.

Feldman (7-11) remained winless as a starter since June 18, surrendering three runs and five hits over 4 1/3 frames.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Texas
Felix Hernandez Player Scott Feldman
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 4.1
5 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 5
1.12 ERA 6.23
Hitting
Seattle   Texas
Adam Moore Player Bengie Molina
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 8 1 12 .258 12 7 3 3 0 1
Texas 5 0 7 .161 10 6 1 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Rangers have a W/L % of .563 after a win and .543 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Mariners have a W/L % of .443 after a win and .358 after a loss.
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