Post-Game Notes

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TEXAS RANGERS 8 (76-55), SEATTLE MARINERS 3 (59-71)
Monday, August 26, 2013  Safeco Field
FINAL 1 2 Texas Rangers 0 Seattle Mariners First Pitch: 7:10 pm 2 3 4 0 0 2 0 2 1 Time of Game: 2:40 5 0 0 6 7 8 0 3 1 0 0 0 Temp: 69°/ calm winds 9 0 0 R H E LOB 8 11 0 6 3 5 0 2 Attendance: 15,995

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WP: Travis Blackley (2-1, 4.80) LP: Joe Saunders (10-13, 5.09) SV: None
HOME RUNS: Kyle Seager A.J. Pierzynski Mitch Moreland PITCHING LINES: TEXAS Travis Blackley (W) Neal Cotts Joakim Soria Tanner Scheppers SEATTLE Joe Saunders (L) Yoervis Medina Oliver Perez NO. 20 15 19 PITCHER Travis Blackley Joe Saunders Yoervis Medina INN. 4 7 8 MOB 0 2 0 OUT 1 2 1 COUNT 2-0 0-0 3-1 DISTANCE/FIELD 388/RF 386/RF 425/RF

IP 6.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 IP 7.0 1.0 1.0

H 5 0 0 0 H 9 2 0

R 3 0 0 0 R 7 1 0

ER 3 0 0 0 ER 7 1 0

BB-I 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 BB-I 3-2 0-0 0-0

SO 4 2 1 1 SO 0 1 2

HR 1 0 0 0 HR 1 1 0

WP 0 0 0 0 WP 0 0 0

HB 0 0 0 0 HB 1 0 0

BK 0 0 0 0 BK 0 0 0

PITCHES/STRIKES 71/51 20/10 15/9 7/5 PITCHES/STRIKES 107/58 19/12 13/8

RANGERS NOTES:  Travis Blackley recorded his 2nd victory of the season, allowing 3 earned runs on 5 hits with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk in 6.0 innings pitched in his 2nd start of the season. o Is 1-0 with a 2.75 ERA (6 ER/ 19.2 IP) with 14 strikeouts and 2 walks in 6 career games (2 starts) against the Mariners.  Alex Rios (2x4, R, 2B, 2 RBI) is batting .429 (3x7) with 1 double, 1 home run, and 10 RBI with the bases loaded this season…is batting .324 (11x34) with 4 doubles, 1 home run, and 5 RBI in his career against Joe Saunders.  Adrian Beltre (1x3, 2 R, 2 IBB) extended his hitting streak to 6 games, since August 20, batting .381 (8x21) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 3 RBI, and 5 walks during that span.  Elvis Andrus (3x5, R) has hit safely in 9 of his past 11 games, since August 14, batting .349 (15x43) with 7 runs scored, 2 doubles, 7 RBI, and 5 walks during that span. o Recorded his 7th 3-hit game of the season, first since August 7 at LAA.  Craig Gentry (1x3, BB, HBP) was hit by a pitch in the 1st…it was his 3rd HBP in his past 4 games, since August 23. MARINERS NOTES:  Joe Saunders recorded his 13th loss of the season, allowing 7 earned runs on 9 hits with 3 walks in 7.0 innings. o Is 4-10 with a 6.40 ERA (63 ER/ 88.2 IP) with 62 strikeouts and 31 walks in 16 career starts vs. the Rangers. o Recorded his 2nd start without a strikeout in his past 3 starts (only had 1 such start in his first 24 starts).  Kyle Seager (1x4, R, HR, RBI) hit his 20th home run of the season, becoming the first player since Raul Ibanez (2005-08) and Adrian Beltre (2006-08) to hit 20 home runs in back-to-back seasons with the Mariners. o Is now batting .400 (28x70) with 12 runs scored, 11 doubles, 5 home runs, 14 RBI, and 5 walks in 17 games vs. the Rangers this season. Seager’s 16 extra-base hits are a Mariners record in a single season vs. the Rangers (previous high: 15, Bret Boone, 2001).  Brad Miller (2x4, 2 RBI) extended his hitting streak to 7 games, since August 19, batting .355 (11x31) with 2 runs scored, 1 home run, and 4 RBI during that span. o Is batting .500 (3x6) with 1 double and 7 RBI with the bases loaded and less than 2 outs this season.  Dustin Ackley (1x3) is now batting .330 (31x94) with 11 runs scored, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 9 RBI, and 5 walks in 27 games since the All-Star Break (7/19). o Extended his hitting streak to 4 games, since August 23, batting .462 (6x13) with 2 doubles, 1 home run, and 1 RBI during that span.  Humberto Quintero caught Elvis Andrus attempting to steal 2nd base in the 3rd inning…Quintero has now thrown out 50% (5x10) of would-be base stealers.  The Mariners have allowed 13 of their last 15 runs (past 2 games) with 2 outs. NEXT GAME Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners – Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 7:10 pm PT (ROOT Sports) LHP Derek Holland (9-6, 2.95) vs. RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (12-6, 2.98)

Post-Game Quotes
RANGERS MANAGER RON WASHINGTON: You got hits up and down the lineup tonight… “When we do that, that’s when we’re at our best. We were able to do that tonight. Blackley did a great job of giving us 6 strong innings and keeping us in the ballgame.” Did that [Blackley’s performance] surprise you? “No, not at all. I’ve seen him do it against us when he pitched with Oakland. He has an idea of what he’s doing out there. Tonight, it worked for him, and he got us deep into the game where we wanted to be.”

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