Texas 9, Seattle 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 8, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 104°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 27771

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Seattle 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
Texas 0 2 0 2 3 2 0 0 9 15 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 49-65 27-28 22-37 L2
Texas 65-51 38-22 27-29 W2

Recap


Nelson Cruz homered among three hits and Mitch Moreland added three hits and two RBIs as the Texas Rangers crushed the visiting Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Monday.

Mike Napoli chipped in two RBIs and scored a pair of runs for the Rangers, who moved 1 ½ games ahead of the idle Los Angeles Angels atop the American League West.

Cruz blasted his 25th homer – a solo shot – off Charlie Furbush in the second inning to get Texas on the board. The Rangers took the lead for good in the fourth, pushing across a pair of runs on back-to-back fielder’s-choice groundouts.

That was all the support that Matt Harrison (10-8) would need. The lefthander surrendered two runs and five hits while striking out six in seven innings. He has allowed two earned runs or less in five of his last seven starts.

Texas piled on Furbush (2-4) in the fifth, pushing across three more runs to knock the rookie out. Furbush, who was acquired as part of the trade that sent Doug Fister to the Detroit Tigers, is attempting to lock down a spot in the Seattle rotation for the rest of this season and beyond.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Texas
Charles Furbush Player Matt Harrison
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.0
0 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 5
13.50 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Seattle   Texas
Franklin Gutierrez Player Nelson Cruz
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 7
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 6 0 10 .188 7 7 2 0 0 2
Texas 15 1 19 .405 25 2 9 7 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Rangers have a W/L % of .554 after a win and .569 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Mariners have a W/L % of .449 after a win and .415 after a loss.
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