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April 25, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Game thread: Rangers at Mariners — April 25, 2014

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  • Umpires: HP Hunter Wendelstadt (21), 1B Mike Estabrook (83), 2B Gabe Morales (47), 3B Mike DiMuro (16)
  • Mariners game notes04.25.14 Game Notes
  • Rangers game notes04.25.14 Notes at SEA
  • Updated team and MLB stats: 04.25.14 Stats
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Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was not pleased with the Mariners last outing against Robbie Ross Jr. The lefty tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings against Seattle in Arlington. McClendon had some words to describe the Mariners’ at-bats – but I can’t put them in print.

He did say he expects to see much better at-bats tonight.

 First inning

Roenis Elias looked very sharp in the first inning with strikeouts of Michael Choice and Adrian Beltre.

Almonte led off with an infield single. But the inning ended with Cano hitting into a double play.

Mariners 0, Rangers 0

Second inning 

Elias gave up a one-out single to Alex Rios, but then ended the inning by turning a 1-4-3 double play on Donnie Murphy’s little squibber in front of the mound.

Stefen Romero had a hustling, one-out double to right. But Smoak struck out and Seager flew out to end the threat.

Mariners 0, Rangers 0

Third inning

Elias gives up a double to Arencibia, who hadn’t a hit since April 6. The Rangers bunted him over to third and he later scored on an Elias wild pitch.

Mariners get runners on first and second with two outs for Cano, but he grounds out to shortstop to end the inning

Fourth inning

Elias gives up a run in the fourth with a lead-off walk to Andrus and double to center from Beltre. He pitched himself into more trouble, loading the bases with a couple of walks. But he managed to get out of the inning with strikeouts of Arencibia and Martin.

Fifth inning

A nice quick 1-2-3 inning for Elias

M’s tie the game. Robbie Ross’ third hit batter of the game – Almonte – proves costly with two outs. Bloomquist singled up the middle and Cano followed with a double to left-center to score both runs. It looked like they would get more, but Hart’s rocket to center died in the air and was caught.

Mariners 2, Rangers  2

Sixth inning

Elias gave up a one-out single to Fielder and a double to Alex Rios. With runners on second and third, he got Donnie Murphy to ground out weakly to third to hold the runners. With Elias at 96 pitches and facing Arencibia – a right-hander, McClendon went to hard-throwing Dom Leone to get the final out of the inning. Leone seemed a little too amped up. He uncorked a wild pitch to score Fielder from third.

M’s got a two-out single from Seager, but not much else

Rangers 3, Mariners 2

Seventh inning

Leone  works a 1-2-3 inning

Jason Frasore replaces Ross, who went six innings, giving up two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and three hit batters. M’s go down 1-2-3

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