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April 27, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Game thread: Rangers at Mariners — April 27, 2014

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NINTH INNING: Fernando Rodney struck out down Josh Wilson on an 0-2 fastball. Choice flew out to right and Rodney struck out Andrus on an 0-2 changeup to end it. That’s five saves for Rodney. Mariners win 6-5.

EIGHTH INNING: Danny Farquhar worked around a two-out single by Robinson Chirinos to escape the top half with no damage. … Alexi Ogando mowed down Cano and Hart to start the bottom half before Smoak delivered an opposite-field double off the wall in left. Dustin Ackley, pinch-hitting for Gillespie, followed with an infield single. That brought up — who else? — Seager, who crushed a 1-0 changeup way out to right field for a three-run blast, his second homer of the game and fifth in four games. Wow. Mariners 6, Rangers 5.

SEVENTH INNING: Tom Wilhelmsen worked around a leadoff walk to Choice with no damage done. … Harrison is done for Texas after a solid six innings in his season debut. Seager greeted relieve Shawn Tolleson with by a scorching a 1-0 pitch out to right; it is Seager’s fourth homer in a four-game stretch to continue his torrid hitting of late. Saunders walked and Romero sent a drive to the track in right, where Alex Rios made a nice running catch to end the inning. Rangers 5, Mariners 3.

SIXTH INNING: Charlie Furbuxh strikes out two in a perfect top half. … Cano had a two-out single, advanced to second on a Hart walk, to third on Smoak’s long fly out to right and scored on a Harrison wild pitch. Gillespie lined out to left to end the inning. Rangers 5, Mariners 2.

FIFTH INNING: Both teams go down 1-2-3 in the fifth. Rangers 5, Mariners 1.

FOURTH INNING: Leonys Martin had a two-run single and Michael Choice added a two-out RBI double to make it 5-0, chasing Maurer after just 3.2 innings. Lucas Luetge came in and walked Elvis Andrus before getting Fielder to ground out. Maurer’s line: 3.2 IP, 7 hits, 5 runs, 5 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts. … Robinson Cano extended his hitting streak to seven games with double into the right-center gap, scoring Stefen Romero from first for the M’s first run. Corey Hart walked, Justin Smoak struck out looking and Cole Gillespie was credited with his first hit as a Mariner on a sharply hit grounder to second. That loaded the bases for Kyle Seager, who struck out swinging at a 2-2 fastball on the outside corner to end the inning. Rangers 5, Mariners 1.

THIRD INNING: Maurer works around a two-out walk to Fielder by getting Beltre to pop out to end the top half. … Harrison, in his first start in nearly 13 months, is perfect through three innings. Rangers 2, Mariners 0.

SECOND INNING: Adrian Beltre doubled to lead off the inning, Alex Rios singled and both scored after Mitch Moreland singled to right and Stefen Romero misplayed the ball in right field (allowing Rios to score all the way from first). … Harrison again retired the M’s in order in the bottom of the second. Rangers 2, Mariners 0.

FIRST INNING: Brandon Maurer retires the Rangers in order, striking out Prince Fielder to end the top of the first. … Matt Harrison, in his season debut, retires the Mariners in order, striking out Michael Saunders and Robinson Cano. Mariners 0, Rangers 0.

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