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Texas Loses Four-Game Series To Seattle; Travels To Los Angeles To Start Road Trip

Texas Loses Four-Game Series To Seattle; Travels To Los Angeles To Start Road Trip

The Texas Rangers (72-74) lost a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners (74-73) at Globe Life Park. Texas will finish its season series against Seattle at Safeco Field on Sept. 19-21.


Ranger designated hitter Nomar Mazara hit a two-run double, his 29th, to open the scoring for the Rangers in the first inning. Right fielder Shin-Soo Choo used his 19th double to score two more runs in the second inning. Three innings later, center fielder Delino DeShields hit a solo home run, his fifth, in the fourth to finish the Rangers’ scoring in game one.


Ranger ace Cole Hamels pitched six innings of three-run ball and struck out seven Mariners. Reliever Matt Bush pitched a scoreless seventh in his return from the disabled list, following Hamel’s quality start. Reliever Jake Diekman pitched a scoreless eighth with two strikeouts before closer Alex Claudio earned his eighth save. Texas won 5-3.


Ranger left fielder Willie Calhoun used his first-career hit, a single, to drive-in Mazara in the second inning of game two. Mazara and third baseman Joey Gallo each hit one-run singles in the third to finish the Rangers’ night, offensively.


Ranger starter Miguel González struggled in his second start in a Ranger uniform for 2 1/3 innings and allowed seven earned runs on seven hits. Rookie Nick Gardewine retired two Mariners to finish the third inning, following González’s start. Rookie Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched 3 1/3 innings of three-run ball in relief before reliever Jose Leclerc pitched a five-out, scoreless appearance. Then, rookie Paolo Espino struck out two in a scoreless ninth. Texas lost 10-3.


Ranger catcher Robinson Chirinos scored the lone run for the Rangers in game three with a RBI single in the sixth inning.


Ranger lefty Martin Perez struck out five in 5 1/3 innings of three-run ball, despite the limited run support. Rookie Ricardo Rodriguez relieved Perez with a two-out appearance before Bush allowed two runs without getting an out. Diekman followed Bush’s appearance with a two-out, three-run appearance before reliever Tony Barnette pitched a scoreless, four-out appearance. Then, Espino finished the Rangers’ game-three pitching with a scoreless ninth. Texas lost 8-1.


Ranger second baseman Rougned Odor knocked-in Gallo with a second-inning sacrifice fly. Five innings later, Odor capped his four-RBI night with a three-run home run, his 29th, to finish the Rangers’ series-finale offense.


Ranger starter Andrew Cashner allowed six hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings of five-run ball. Reliever Yohander Mendez got the second out of the fifth before Gardewine finished the inning with a two-run appearance. Reliever Keone Kela got the first out of the sixth and allowed two runs in his return from the disabled list before Bibens-Dirkx finished the inning without allowing a run. Finally, ex-starter A.J. Griffin finished the Rangers’ pitching for the series with three innings of one-run ball. Texas lost 10-4.


Texas will start a nine-game road trip against the Los Angeles Angels (74-72), following its seven-game homestand.  Unfortunately, this three-game road series against the Angels will not be heard on Franchise 107.7 nor Franchise 2 1560AM.

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