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Opening effort spoiled
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Mariners 5, Rangers 2
Michael Young rounds the bases after his homer in the first. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Right-hander Kevin Millwood allowed two runs, neither earned, as the Rangers lost on Opening Day. Millwood went six innings, and held the lead until a sixth-inning error by Michael Young opened the gates for the host Mariners.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (0-1)
Lost 1
Seattle 5, Texas 2   SEA
Seattle (1-0)
Won 1
March 31, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 7 1
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 X   5 6 1
Standings thru 3/31/08  |  Recap: TEX | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Mariners stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5010031.200
Young, SS5131011.600
Hamilton, CF4010113.250
Blalock, 3B2100102.000
Bradley, DH2000213.000
Byrd, RF4000015.000
Murphy, LF4021000.500
Laird, C3000102.000
Broussard, 1B4000031.000
Totals3327251018 

BATTING
HR: Young (1, 1st inning off Bedard, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler; Young 6; Hamilton; Murphy 2.
RBI: Young (1), Murphy (1).
2-out RBI: Murphy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd 3; Blalock; Hamilton.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Bradley (1, 2nd base by Green/Johjima).

FIELDING
E: Young (1, fielding).
DP: (Kinsler-Young-Broussard).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF3200100.000
Lopez, 2B4122000.500
Ibanez, LF4011000.250
Sexson, 1B3000112.000
Beltre, 3B4021011.500
Wilkerson, RF2000213.000
Vidro, DH3000113.000
Johjima, C2100204.000
Betancourt, SS3110011.333
Totals285647514 

BATTING
2B: Lopez (1, Fukumori).
TB: Lopez 3; Ibanez; Beltre 2; Betancourt.
RBI: Ibanez (1), Beltre (1), Lopez 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johjima 2.
GIDP: Vidro.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Beltre (1, 2nd base by Millwood/Laird), Lopez (1, 3rd base by German/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Betancourt (1, throw).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (L, 0-1)6.04203400.00
Fukumori 0.123320081.00
German 1.20002100.00
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bedard 5.03114511.80
Green (W, 1-0)1.22001200.00
O'Flaherty (H, 1)1.01110109.00
Lowe (H, 1)0.10000000.00
Putz (S, 1)1.01000200.00

WP: Fukumori 2.
IBB: Suzuki (by Fukumori).
HBP: Blalock (by O'Flaherty).
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 91-60, Fukumori 21-9, German 26-13, Bedard 106-59, Green 37-22, O'Flaherty 17-11, Lowe 3-2, Putz 19-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Millwood 7-6, Fukumori 1-0, German 1-2, Bedard 8-2, Green 1-1, O'Flaherty 1-1, Lowe 1-0, Putz 0-1.
Batters faced: Millwood 24, Fukumori 5, German 6, Bedard 22, Green 7, O'Flaherty 5, Lowe 1, Putz 4.
Inherited runners-scored: German 1-0, O'Flaherty 1-0, Lowe 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 50 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 2 mph, Varies.
T: 3:12.
Att: 46,334.

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