The Texas Rangers (24-35) split a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners (34-22) at Safeco Field.
The series started for Texas with second baseman Rougned Odor scoring on a passed ball in the third inning of the series opener. Texas lost 2-1.
Starter Doug Fister allowed two runs, walked one and struck out two in six innings before reliever Jose Leclerc pitched two scoreless innings with a walk.
Designated hitter Shin Soo-Choo hit a solo home run, his ninth, in the first of game two before first baseman Ronald Guzman hit a RBI single in the second. In the sixth, two runs scored on a wild pitch and passed ball before Guzman hit a RBI single. In the ninth, Odor hit a three-run double, his seventh, before Guzman hit a RBI double, his sixth. Texas won 9-5.
Starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx allowed four runs and struck out five in 4 2/3 innings before five relievers combined for one run allowed and four strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Shortstop Jurickson Profar hit a RBI triple, his fourth, before left fielder Joey Gallo hit a RBI single, in the fourth of game three. In the sixth, catcher Robinson Chirinos hit a RBI single. Finally, right fielder Nomar Mazara hit a two-run single before Chirinos hit a two-run double, his seventh, in the seventh. Texas won 7-6.
Lefty Matt Moore allowed five runs, four earned, two walks and struck out six in 5 1/3 innings. Then, four relievers combined for one run allowed and struck out five, which included closer Keone Kela’s 12th save.
Mazara hit a solo home run, his 13th, in the fourth of the series finale, which represented the Ranger’s lone run. Texas lost 6-1.
Lefty Mike Minor allowed five runs, four earned, two walks and struck out two in 5 innings before two relievers combined for one run allowed, one walk and struck out one in three innings.
Texas will face the Los Angeles Angels (30-27) in a three-game series at Angel Stadium to finish its seven-game road trip.
This series can be heard on:
Friday- 107.9 Tulsa at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday- 107.9 Tulsa at 7:45 p.m.
Sunday- 107.9 Tulsa at 2:30 p.m.