Seattle 4, Texas 3

Date - Sunday, April 14, 2013 4:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 48°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Darling, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Clint Fagan,
Attendance - 16981

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
Seattle 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 8-5 4-2 4-3 L1
Seattle 6-8 3-4 3-4 W1

Recap


Mariners 4, Rangers 3
: Raul Ibanez homered and rookie Brandon Maurer tossed six solid innings for his first major-league win as host Seattle edged Texas in the series finale.

Maurer (1-2) allowed three runs (two earned) after giving up 12 over 6 2/3 innings in his first two starts while Tom Wilhelmsen worked a perfect ninth for his fifth save.

Ibanez put Seattle ahead 2-1 with a solo homer in the fourth off Texas starter Nick Tepesch (1-1), who gave up four runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings. Tepesch escaped further damage when the Mariners stranded runners on the corners on Dustin Ackley’s groundout to second.

Texas, which scored first on Mitch Moreland’s run-scoring double in the second, took back the lead in the fifth when Elvis Andrus scored on Lance Berkman’s RBI single and Chris Gentry scored on a passed ball.

Seattle evened the series at two games apiece after pulling ahead in the sixth when Kyle Seager sparked a one-out rally with a double off Tepesch. Jesus Montero and Ackley followed with back-to-back RBI singles, helping the Mariners improve to 2-3 in one-run games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Seattle OFs Franklin Gutierrez (groin) and Michael Morse (finger) missed the game, but manager Eric Wedge said both could return for Tuesday’s series opener against Detroit. … Mariners RHP Stephen Pryor left in the eighth inning with a right lat strain. … The top three batters in the Texas lineup – Andrus, Gentry and Berkman – were a combined 1-for-11.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Seattle
Nicholas Tepesch Player Brandon Maurer
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 5
9 Hits 5
6.35 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Texas   Seattle
Lance Berkman Player Raul Ibanez
1 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
1 TB 5
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 6 0 10 .188 11 8 2 3 1 1
Seattle 10 1 16 .286 14 8 4 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Mariners have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Rangers have a W/L % of .444 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.