Texas 7, Seattle 0

Date - Friday, April 19, 2013 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - John Tumpane, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Doug Eddings,
Attendance - 36273

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 7-11 4-6 3-5 L1
Texas 10-6 5-2 5-4 W1

Recap


Rangers 7, Mariners 0:
Yu Darvish tossed seven scoreless innings and Craig Gentry doubled, tripled and drove in a pair of runs as host Texas cruised.

Darvish (3-1) let up three hits and struck out 10 in improving to 12-2 in his career at home. The right-hander has 38 strikeouts, eight more than anyone else in the American League, in just 26 2/3 innings.

Seattle starter Joe Saunders (1-2) was hit for seven runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. He walked three and did not record a strikeout in dropping to 0-7 with a 9.91 ERA in seven starts at Rangers Ballpark during the regular season.

Jeff Baker got the scoring started with a solo homer off Saunders in the second. A.J. Pierzynski ripped a two-run single and Gentry drove in two more with a triple to left-center field as part of a six-run fifth.

Robbie Ross took over for Darvish in the eighth and struck out the side as Texas pitchers recorded 13 strikeouts in picking up their third team shutout.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rangers pitchers have recorded at least 13 strikeouts three times already this season, twice with Darvish on the mound. ... Saunders' only victory in Arlington came as a member of the Baltimore Orioles in the wild card playoff game last October. The losing pitcher was Darvish. ... David Murphy had two hits and an RBI for Texas.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Texas
Joe Saunders Player Yu Darvish
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 7.0
0 Strikeouts 10
9 Hits 3
13.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Seattle   Texas
Jason Bay Player Craig Gentry
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
1 TB 5
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 5 0 6 .161 19 13 0 3 0 1
Texas 10 1 18 .286 11 2 7 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Rangers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Mariners have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .500 after a loss.