Erasmo Ramirez takes the mound for the Mariners vs. Mr. Safeco himself, Joe Saunders. News of the day: Jesus Montero is hitting fourth for the Mariners tonight.
Top 9th: Fernando Rodney gives up a run on a single from Leonys Martin with two outs. Rangers 4, Mariners 3.
Bottom 8th: John Buck, Kyle Seager and Stefen Romero all strike out. Mariners 3, Rangers 3.
Top 8th: Medina comes in and gets the Rangers in order Mariners 3, Rangers 3.
Bottom 7th: Robinson Cano delivers a base-loaded single to tie the game. Dustin Ackley pops out on the first pitch for the second out of the inning. Logan Morrison strikes out swinging. Mariners 3, Rangers 3.
Top 7th: Joe Beimel comes into the game and doesn’t give up any runs. Rangers 3, Mariners 2.
Bottom 6th: Robinson Cano and Jesus Montero each single with one out, and John Buck drove in Cano with a single up the middle. Cano managed to twist his body and avoid the tag of Chirinos in a really close play. Rangers 3, Mariners 2.
Top 6th: Danny Farquhar comes on in relief of Ramirez and quickly gives up the lead. Shin-Soo Choo leads off with a single and Adrian Beltre ties the game with a double. He then strikes out two batters before giving up a two-run homer to Robinson Chirinos. Worse? He did it on a 1-2 pitch. Rangers 3, Mariners 1.
Bottom 5th: John Buck and Kyle Seager lead off with singles, and Stefen Romero drives in Buck with a sacrifice fly. First Mariner run in 13 innings. Mariners 1, Rangers 0.
Top 5th: Ramirez gives up another base runner, again with two outs, but again gets out of it. Mariners 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom 4th: Three up, three down for Cano, Montero and Morrison. Mariners 0, Rangers 0.
Top 4th: Ramirez gives up a two-out single and walks the next batter, but he gets Robinson Chirinos to fly out. Ramirez has allowed six base runners so far but has escaped danger. Mariners 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom 3rd: The Mariners load the bases with one out, including a heads-up piece of baserunning by Willie Bloomquist, but Cole Gillespie hits into an inning-ending double play. It’s been a rough few games for the Mariners offense. Mariners 0, Rangers 0.
Top 3rd: Ramirez gets the Rangers in order for the first time tonight. First stress-free inning. Mariners 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom 2nd: Three up, three down for the Mariners. Jesus Montero grounds out to first in his first at bat. Mariners 0, Rangers 0.
Top 2nd: Ramirez walks Brad Snyder, and then gives up a double to Robinson Chirinos, but Snyder is thrown out at home on a nice relay throw from Stefen Romero to Robinson Cano to John Buck. Ramirez gets big-time help again. No damage done. Mariners 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom 1st: James Jones uses his speed to reach on a an error, but Cole Gillespie follows with a doubple play back to Saunders. Robinson Cano also grounded out. Mariners 0, Rangers 0.
Top 1st: Erasmo Ramirez with two walks and two strikeouts but doesn’t get up any runs. Also two reviews in the inning: One brought on by the Mariners to protest a safe call on a stolen base; they won. And one brought on by the umpires to check the count. Mariners 0, Rangers 0.