Texas 4, Seattle 0

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 15, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Third Base - Adrian Johnson,
Attendance - 27378

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 54-35 29-16 25-19 W1
Seattle 37-53 17-27 20-26 L1

Recap

Rangers 4, Mariners 0: Matt Harrison pitched his second shutout of the season to become the American League’s second 12-game winner and Adrian Beltre hit a two-run single as visiting Texas defeated Seattle.

Harrison joined Tampa Bay’s David Price atop the victories ledger and Ian Kinsler homered for the Rangers, who maintained their five-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL West.

Harrison (12-4) allowed just five hits while improving to 9-1 lifetime and 3-0 this season against the Mariners. He walked four and struck out three en route to his fourth career shutout.

Texas manufactured a run in the first inning when Kinsler walked, moved to second on a passed ball by Miguel Olivo and came home after two consecutive groundouts, the last by Josh Hamilton.

The Rangers loaded the bases with one out in the third before Beltre delivered a two-run ground single to left off Hisashi Iwakuma (1-2) to make it 3-0.

Kinsler’s homer in the fifth, his 10th of the season, gave Texas a four-run lead.
 
Iwakuma gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Beltre had three hits for the second time in five games. … Mariners 1B Justin Smoak was hitless in four at-bats as his average dropped to .199. Smoak is 11-for-91 (.121) over his last 25 games. … Texas has scored four or fewer runs in 10 consecutive games and has a total of just 24 during the stretch. … Sunday’s game marked the 13-year anniversary of the opening of Safeco Field against the San Diego Padres in 1999.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Seattle
Matt Harrison Player Hisashi Iwakuma
Win W/L Loss
9.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 0
5 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 7.20
Hitting
Texas   Seattle
Adrian Beltre Player Michael Saunders
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 8 1 12 .242 10 5 4 3 0 0
Seattle 5 0 6 .167 10 3 0 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Mariners have a W/L % of .368 after a win and .442 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .686 after a loss.