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Rangers get final word in
Mariners cut down by Texas
Richie Sexson delivered a solo homer in the eighth to put the Mariners ahead by two runs. But Eddie Guardado was roughed up for a pair of ninth-inning runs as Seattle stumbled. Ichiro Suzuki stayed on a roll, ripping three hits and scoring a pair of runs.
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Rangers 7, Mariners 6
Michael Young slides under the tag of Yorvit Torrealba with the winning run. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Texas-sized comeback
Down 5-0 after an inning and a half, the Rangers battled back to twice pull within one run. Those rallies merely set the stage for Texas' ninth-inning charge, capped by Hank Blalock's run-scoring double. Mark DeRosa led off the ninth with a game-tying homer.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 17, 2005
SEA
Seattle (64-84)
Lost 3
Texas 7, Seattle 6   TEX
Texas (74-75)
Won 4
September 17, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   6 11 0
Texas
0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 2   7 16 1
Standings through 9/17/05  |  Gameday  |  Mariners Stats  |  Rangers Stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, DH5230010.303
Betancourt, SS5132001.256
Ibanez, RF5000033.292
Sexson, 1B4222001.263
Beltre, 3B4000001.255
Lopez, 2B3011000.227
Morse, LF4010011.286
1-Reed, PR-CF0000000.256
Choo, S, CF4000002.143
Bubela, LF0000000.000
Torrealba, C4110000.240
Totals386115059 


1-Ran for Morse in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Torrealba (12, Rogers), Betancourt 2 (10, Rogers, Shouse).
3B: Sexson (1, Rogers), Suzuki (12, Rogers).
HR: Sexson (37, 8th inning off Volquez, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Suzuki 5; Betancourt 5; Sexson 7; Lopez; Morse; Torrealba 2.
RBI: Sexson 2 (110), Lopez (17), Betancourt 2 (12).
2-out RBI: Lopez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sexson; Betancourt; Choo, S; Ibanez.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Reed (Botts at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Beltre-Lopez-Sexson, Lopez-Betancourt-Sexson).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dellucci, LF3110100.252
a-DeRosa, PH1111000.271
Young, M, SS5120002.330
Teixeira, 1B5021023.293
Blalock, 3B5011023.271
Soriano, 2B4230010.277
Mench, RF4111003.273
Matthews, CF3111100.258
Botts, DH4031010.429
Barajas, C4011003.253
Totals3871672614 

a-Homered for Dellucci in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano (40, Pineiro), Blalock (32, Guardado).
HR: DeRosa (8, 9th inning off Guardado, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Dellucci; DeRosa 4; Young, M 2; Teixeira 2; Blalock 2; Soriano 4; Mench; Matthews; Botts 3; Barajas.
RBI: Mench (70), Botts (1), Matthews (49), Teixeira (128), Barajas (56), DeRosa (20), Blalock (87).
2-out RBI: Barajas.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mench; Blalock.
GIDP: Teixeira; Barajas.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Soriano (25, 2nd base off Pineiro/Torrealba), Young, M (5, 2nd base off Mateo/Torrealba).

FIELDING
E: Matthews (6, throw).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pineiro 5.09442205.30
Mateo (H, 7)2.01000202.79
Putz (H, 19)1.03110103.64
Guardado (BS, 5)(L, 2-3)0.13220112.63
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rogers 7.08550403.49
Volquez 0.221101111.91
Shouse (W, 3-2)1.11000005.66

HBP: Lopez (by Volquez).
Pitches-strikes: Pineiro 100-63, Mateo 27-20, Putz 25-18, Guardado 15-10, Rogers 102-62, Volquez 20-12, Shouse 16-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Pineiro 10-3, Mateo 2-2, Putz 1-0, Guardado 0-0, Rogers 12-5, Volquez 0-1, Shouse 4-0.
Batters faced: Pineiro 24, Mateo 7, Putz 5, Guardado 4, Rogers 29, Volquez 5, Shouse 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Casey Moser. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 92 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 41,983.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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