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Ponson strong again
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Rangers 10, Mariners 1
Josh Hamilton rounds the bases after his three-run homer. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
The Rangers scored seven times in the third inning on David Murphy's two-run homer, Michael Young's two-run single and Josh Hamilton's three-run homer to put the game away. All the offense made a winner out of Sidney Ponson, who won his second straight start with seven strong innings.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (14-20)
Won 1
Texas 10, Seattle 1   SEA
Seattle (14-20)
Lost 1
May 6, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0   10 8 0
Seattle
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 7 0
Standings thru 5/6/08  |  Recap: TEX | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Mariners stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B3210102.280
Young, SS3213101.303
  Duran, 3B0000000.259
Hamilton, CF4113110.299
Bradley, DH4101122.305
Murphy, RF3113110.270
Boggs, LF4000131.286
Catalanotto, 1B2110300.261
Saltalamacchia, C4010105.250
Vazquez, 3B-SS5220024.271
Totals321081010915 

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (7, Batista), Vazquez (2, Batista).
HR: Murphy (4, 3rd inning off Batista, 1 on, 0 out), Hamilton (7, 3rd inning off Baek, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young; Hamilton 4; Murphy 4; Catalanotto; Saltalamacchia; Vazquez 3.
RBI: Bradley (15), Murphy 3 (21), Young 3 (16), Hamilton 3 (36).
2-out RBI: Young 2; Hamilton 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Saltalamacchia 2; Vazquez.
S: Kinsler.
SF: Murphy; Young.
Team LOB: 8.

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF2011100.282
  Bloomquist, CF1010000.192
Lopez, 2B4020001.301
Ibanez, LF4010006.306
Beltre, 3B3000013.267
  Cairo, 3B1000000.000
Sexson, 1B4000023.209
Clement, DH3000010.150
Betancourt, SS4000002.270
Johjima, C4000000.189
Balentien, RF4120000.280
Totals341711415 

BATTING
2B: Ibanez (9, Ponson), Balentien (1, Ponson), Suzuki (5, Ponson).
TB: Suzuki 2; Bloomquist; Lopez 2; Ibanez 2; Balentien 3.
RBI: Suzuki (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sexson; Betancourt; Ibanez 3.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Suzuki (13, 3rd base off Ponson/Saltalamacchia).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson (W, 2-0)7.07111201.33
German 2.00000200.63
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Batista (L, 2-4)2.13666215.66
Baek 4.23444416.00
Rowland-Smith 1.00000104.63
Lowe 1.02000204.09

HBP: Clement (by Ponson).
Pitches-strikes: Ponson 103-67, German 13-11, Batista 85-45, Baek 93-55, Rowland-Smith 11-6, Lowe 20-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ponson 12-7, German 2-2, Batista 3-2, Baek 7-3, Rowland-Smith 0-2, Lowe 0-1.
Batters faced: Ponson 30, German 6, Batista 16, Baek 21, Rowland-Smith 3, Lowe 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Baek 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 53 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:48.
Att: 15,818.

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