Seattle 1, Texas 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 22, 2012 9:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Doug Eddings, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Dana DeMuth,
Attendance - 17671

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 8 0
Seattle 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 89-62 47-27 42-35 L2
Seattle 72-80 38-39 34-41 W2

Recap


Mariners 1, Rangers 0: Blake Beavan tossed seven strong innings and Michael Saunders belted a solo homer in the second as host Seattle evened its season series with Texas at nine wins apiece.

Justin Smoak continued his torrid streak with a pair of hits to improve to 15-for-31 over his last eight games. Kyle Seager added two hits of his own for the Mariners, who won their second straight after a four-game skid.

The setback kept the Rangers four games ahead of Oakland in the American League West. The Athletics dropped a 10-9 decision in 14 innings to the New York Yankees on Saturday.

Saunders accounted for all of the scoring by depositing a curveball from Matt Harrison (17-10) into the first row in right-center field in the second inning. The blast was Saunders' 17th homer - and third in eight games.

The modest offense proved to be enough for Beavan (10-10) and company. Beavan snapped a two-game slide despite yielding eight hits and reliever Josh Kinney worked out of a bases-loaded jam by retiring all three batters he faced. Tom Wilhelmsen worked a clean ninth inning to secure his 29th save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Texas' Adrian Beltre went 1-for-4 in his return to the lineup after missing the series opener due to pain his stomach. Beltre admitted that tests revealed he has scar tissue from a previous surgery which presses against his intestines. ... Harrison suffered the hard-luck loss and fell to 4-1 versus Seattle this season and 10-2 in his career. He permitted one run on seven hits in eight innings. ... The Rangers lost consecutive games for the first time since a three-game skid on Aug. 13-15.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Seattle
Matt Harrison Player Blake Beavan
Loss W/L Win
8.0 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 8
1.12 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Texas   Seattle
Mitch Moreland Player Justin Smoak
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 8 0 11 .258 15 4 0 1 0 0
Seattle 7 1 11 .250 16 6 1 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Texas. The Mariners have a W/L % of .472 after a win and .475 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Rangers have a W/L % of .511 after a win and .705 after a loss.