Texas 11, Seattle 3

Date - Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - John Tumpane, Third Base - Eric Cooper,
Attendance - 44599

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Seattle 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 8 1
Texas 0 0 1 2 5 2 0 1 11 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 7-13 4-6 3-7 L3
Texas 12-6 7-2 5-4 W3

Recap

Rangers 11, Mariners 3: Nelson Cruz hit his fifth career grand slam and Justin Grimm threw six solid innings as host Texas completed a three-game sweep.

Leonys Martin, Mitch Moreland and Adrian Beltre also homered for the Rangers, who outscored Seattle in the series by a whopping 23-3 margin. Grimm (1-0) gave up one earned run and six hits and struck out nine in six innings to pick up his second career victory.

Mariners starter Aaron Harang (0-2) continued a miserable history in Arlington by giving up eight runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. He owns a 13.22 ERA in four career starts at Rangers Ballpark.

Harang actually had a 1-0 lead entering the third before surrendering the first home run of Martin's career, a solo shot that tied it. Moreland broke the tie with a two-run blast in the fourth and Cruz capped a five-run fifth with a 431-foot bomb to center that made it 8-2.

Kyle Seager had an RBI double in the first and a solo homer in the ninth to pace the Mariners. Martin also tripled and scored on Ian Kinsler's base hit in the fifth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Seager's run-scoring double in the first snapped Seattle's scoreless streak at 19 innings. ... The Rangers' 12-6 start is their fifth-best after 18 games. ... Both teams continue divisional play Monday. Seattle heads to Houston and Texas visits the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Texas
Aaron Harang Player Justin Grimm
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 9
8 Hits 6
15.43 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Seattle   Texas
Kyle Seager Player Nelson Cruz
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 4
1 HR 1
7 TB 5
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 8 1 15 .229 20 11 3 3 0 1
Texas 11 4 25 .306 12 6 11 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Rangers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Mariners have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .417 after a loss.