Seattle 7, Texas 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 14, 2012 9:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth,
Attendance - 29951

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 0 0 0 3 1
Seattle 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 7 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 53-35 29-16 24-19 L1
Seattle 37-52 17-26 20-26 W1

Recap


Mariners 7, Rangers 0:
Felix Hernandez struck out 12 and allowed just three hits while pitching his sixth career shutout as host Seattle downed Texas.

Seattle's woeful offense scored four first-inning runs against Yu Darvish (10-6) as the Mariners won for just the second time in seven games.

Hernandez (7-5) didn’t walk anyone while reaching double digits in strikeouts for the 20th time in his career. The right-hander, who didn’t allow a runner to reach second base until the seventh inning, won his third consecutive decision while falling one strikeout short of matching his career high set earlier this season against Boston.

Kyle Seager had a two-run single to cap the opening-inning uprising. John Jaso and Michael Saunders also had two RBIs for the Mariners.

Seattle’s first five hitters reached on one hit, two walks, a hit batsman and an error. Jaso drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the first run, and the second scored on an error by Texas first baseman Michael Young. Seager, batting seventh, delivered a one-out, two-run single to make it 4-0.

Dustin Ackley had a run-scoring double with two outs in the fourth, Jaso hit a solo homer in the fifth and Saunders drilled an RBI double in the seventh.

Darvish allowed seven runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked four.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hernandez is just 12-16 lifetime against Texas but has won both his 2012 starts versus the Rangers. … Darvish is 1-2 with a 9.00 ERA in three starts against Seattle. … Jaso is hitting .294 at home. … Rangers OF Josh Hamilton fanned three times against Hernandez to raise his total to 16 strikeouts in 48 career at-bats against the Mariners' ace.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Seattle
Yu Darvish Player Felix Hernandez
Loss W/L Win
6.1 IP 9.0
4 Strikeouts 12
8 Hits 3
9.95 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Texas   Seattle
Yorvit Torrealba Player John Jaso
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
1 TB 5
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 3 0 3 .103 5 12 0 0 0 1
Seattle 8 1 13 .250 21 5 7 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Texas. The Mariners have a W/L % of .378 after a win and .442 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Rangers have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .676 after a loss.