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Rangers notch fourth straight
Mariners can't claw back
The Mariners found the Rangers' bullpen much more appeasing than Texas' Edinson Volquez, but their four-run rally in the eighth left the tying run at second, and they again stranded the tying run at second in the ninth.
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Rangers 5, Mariners 4
Starter Edinson Volquez shut out the Mariners over seven innings on Saturday night. (Linda Kaye/AP)
Series at a glance:
Volquez leads Rangers
Rookie Edinson Volquez blanked the the Mariners over seven innings and Akinori Otsuka stranded the potential tying run at second base in the ninth to give Volquez his first big-league victory and the Rangers their fourth straight.
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 Otsuka hangs on for save
 Matthews' solo shot
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 12, 2006
SEA
Seattle (56-60)
Lost 3
Texas 5, Seattle 4   TEX
Texas (60-58)
Won 4
August 12, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0   4 9 0
Texas
1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 X   5 12 1
Standings thru 8/12/06  |  Gameday  |  Mariners Stats  |  Rangers Stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, DH5000010.323
Lopez, 2B5110000.279
Beltre, 3B5010011.264
Ibanez, LF4000111.271
Sexson, 1B4110102.229
Johjima, C4131001.297
Betancourt, SS3122101.303
Bloomquist, RF-CF2011200.252
Jones, CF3000026.212
  a-Dobbs, PH-RF1000011.273
Totals364945613 

a-Struck out for Jones in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Sexson (21, Volquez), Bloomquist (4, Bauer), Beltre (31, Otsuka).
TB: Lopez; Beltre 2; Sexson 2; Johjima 3; Betancourt 2; Bloomquist 2.
RBI: Johjima (52), Betancourt 2 (38), Bloomquist (10).
2-out RBI: Johjima; Betancourt 2; Bloomquist.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones 4; Dobbs; Sexson.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: (Betancourt-Lopez-Sexson).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4221100.321
Young, M, SS5021001.306
Lee, LF4010002.293
Teixeira, 1B3130100.290
DeRosa, 3B4011005.332
Blalock, DH3000003.288
Kinsler, 2B4110003.299
Laird, C3121010.340
Cruz, RF3001011.143
Totals3351252215 

BATTING
2B: Matthews (37, Moyer), Kinsler (17, Moyer).
HR: Matthews (14, 5th inning off Moyer, 0 on, 0 out), Laird (6, 6th inning off Moyer, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Matthews 6; Young, M 2; Lee; Teixeira 3; DeRosa; Kinsler 2; Laird 5.
RBI: Young, M (77), Cruz (3), Matthews (61), DeRosa (61), Laird (21).
2-out RBI: DeRosa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Kinsler 2.
S: Laird.
SF: Cruz.
GIDP: Lee.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Teixeira (2, 2nd base off Moyer/Johjima).

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (13, throw).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moyer (L, 6-11)6.010551124.40
Mateo 1.02000004.82
Lowe 1.00001100.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Volquez (W, 1-1)7.04003303.00
Benoit 0.23441205.49
Bauer (H, 5)0.11000103.23
Otsuka (S, 23)1.01001002.20

HBP: Blalock (by Mateo).
Pitches-strikes: Moyer 107-66, Mateo 19-11, Lowe 12-7, Volquez 104-63, Benoit 24-14, Bauer 9-6, Otsuka 22-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Moyer 9-8, Mateo 1-2, Lowe 1-1, Volquez 8-10, Benoit 0-0, Bauer 0-0, Otsuka 2-1.
Batters faced: Moyer 28, Mateo 6, Lowe 4, Volquez 28, Benoit 6, Bauer 2, Otsuka 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Bauer 1-1.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 93 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:50 (:20 delay).
Att: 35,788.

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