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Texas KO's Seattle
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Rangers 5, Mariners 0
Kason Gabbard walks away after he was tackled by Richie Sexson. (Kevin P. Casey/AP)
Despite starter Kason Gabbard leaving the game after a scuffle in the fourth inning, the Texas bullpen helped the Rangers hold on for a win over the Mariners. Ian Kinsler hit a two-run home run, while Ramon Vazquez collected four hits.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (16-20)
Won 3
Texas 5, Seattle 0   SEA
Seattle (14-22)
Lost 3
May 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   5 10 1
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Standings thru 5/8/08  |  Recap: TEX | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Mariners stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4122001.291
Vazquez, SS5141011.309
Hamilton, CF4100134.284
Bradley, DH3000111.306
Murphy, RF3001020.265
Boggs, LF3021100.343
Catalanotto, 1B3000014.260
  a-Shelton, PH-1B1010000.105
Laird, C3210011.268
Duran, 3B4000022.200
Totals33510531114 

a-Singled for Catalanotto in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Vazquez (3, Hernandez), Laird (4, Rowland-Smith), Kinsler (8, Lowe).
HR: Kinsler (3, 2nd inning off Hernandez, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 6; Vazquez 5; Boggs 2; Shelton; Laird 2.
RBI: Murphy (22), Boggs (5), Kinsler 2 (16), Vazquez (4).
2-out RBI: Boggs; Vazquez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Catalanotto; Hamilton 3.
SF: Murphy.
GIDP: Catalanotto; Laird.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Vazquez (2, throw).
DP: 2 (Duran-Kinsler-Catalanotto, Gabbard-Vazquez-Catalanotto).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF4010022.282
Lopez, DH4010003.291
Ibanez, LF4000021.291
Beltre, 3B4000001.254
Sexson, 1B0000100.209
  a-Cairo, PH-1B2010101.067
Betancourt, SS4010002.268
Balentien, RF2000102.233
Johjima, C3000011.184
Bloomquist, 2B2000110.172
Totals290404613 

a-Walked for Sexson in the 4th.

BATTING
2B: Lopez (7, German).
TB: Suzuki; Lopez 2; Cairo; Betancourt.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez; Balentien 2; Cairo.
GIDP: Lopez; Betancourt.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ibanez (Vazquez at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Bloomquist-Betancourt-Sexson, Beltre-Bloomquist-Cairo).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard 3.22004101.85
German (W, 1-0)1.21000300.56
Wright 2.00000103.66
Guardado 0.20000003.18
Francisco 1.01000103.86
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (L, 2-3)5.06443513.42
Rowland-Smith 3.03110304.30
Lowe 1.01000303.75

HBP: Laird (by Hernandez), Kinsler (by Hernandez).
Pitches-strikes: Gabbard 63-33, German 36-23, Wright 17-12, Guardado 8-6, Francisco 17-12, Hernandez 112-70, Rowland-Smith 34-24, Lowe 19-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gabbard 7-3, German 1-1, Wright 4-1, Guardado 2-0, Francisco 0-2, Hernandez 5-5, Rowland-Smith 2-3, Lowe 0-0.
Batters faced: Gabbard 15, German 6, Wright 6, Guardado 2, Francisco 4, Hernandez 25, Rowland-Smith 10, Lowe 4.
Inherited runners-scored: German 2-0, Wright 1-0.
EjectionsSeattle Mariners first baseman Richie Sexson ejected by HP umpire Chad Fairchild. (4th).
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Rick Reed. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 54 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 22,922.

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