Seattle 5, Texas 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 3:40 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 55°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 23097

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 27-18 11-9 16-9 L1
Seattle 21-25 9-9 12-16 W1

Recap


Mariners 5, Rangers 3:
Kevin Millwood threw six innings of three-hit ball to win his third straight start and Alex Liddi hit his first career grand slam as Seattle made the most of its four hits to win the rubber match of a three-game series at Safeco Field. 

A day after having a season-high four-game winning streak snapped, the Mariners again slowed down Texas' prolific offense. The Rangers scored only seven runs in the series.

Millwood (3-4) shut down his former team, striking out two and walking one. He has allowed one run in 22 innings over his last three starts.

Brandon League struck out two in a perfect ninth for his ninth save.

Michael Saunders started the scoring in the second with a sacrifice fly. The Mariners broke it open in the fifth, when the Rangers intentionally walked Dustin Ackley to load the bases for Liddi, who turned on the first pitch from Scott Feldman (0-2) and lined it over the left field wall for the sixth homer of his career and his third of the season.

The Rangers rallied for three runs in the eighth against reliever Tom Wilhelmsen but couldn't get any closer. Josh Hamilton's RBI double got Texas on the board, and Adrian Beltre added his ninth home run - a two-run blast - later in the inning.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Feldman made a spot start in place of Neftali Feliz, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list this week with an elbow injury. … Texas had scored three runs or fewer only 12 times in 42 games entering the series but did not top three runs in any of the three games in Seattle. … Mariners OF Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-4 to snap his five-game hitting streak. … The Mariners continue their home stand with a four-game series against the Angels starting Thursday. The Rangers return home for a three-game series with Toronto starting Friday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Seattle
Scott Feldman Player Kevin Millwood
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 2
3 Hits 3
10.38 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Texas   Seattle
Adrian Beltre Player Alex Liddi
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 4
1 HR 1
6 TB 6
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 6 1 11 .176 13 8 3 2 2 1
Seattle 4 1 9 .154 11 5 5 6 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Mariners have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Rangers have a W/L % of .464 after a win and .824 after a loss.