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Vazquez the hero
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Rangers 13, Mariners 12
Ramon Vazquez celebrates his walk-off homer on Monday night. (Tim Sharp/AP)
Ramon Vazquez smacked a walk-off solo homer in the 10th inning and the Rangers captured the opener of a three-game set in just over four hours. Josh Hamilton hit a solo homer and drove in four runs and Michael Young plated two runs.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (15-25)
Lost 1
Texas 13, Seattle 12   TEX
Texas (19-21)
Won 1
May 12, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Seattle
5 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 0   12 15 1
Texas
1 1 4 0 0 0 4 2 0 1   13 14 2
Standings thru 5/12/08  |  Recap: SEA | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Rangers stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF6110013.287
Vidro, 1B6010003.193
Beltre, 3B5210001.252
Ibanez, LF5223001.295
Lopez, 2B5230011.312
Clement, DH5220013.162
Johjima, C4234010.227
Balentien, RF4112122.239
Betancourt, SS5011001.265
Totals451215101615 

BATTING
2B: Lopez (9, Padilla), Clement (1, Padilla), Betancourt (9, Francisco), Johjima (4, Benoit), Ibanez (10, Wilson).
HR: Ibanez (7, 1st inning off Padilla, 1 on, 1 out), Balentien (4, 8th inning off Benoit, 1 on, 1 out), Johjima (1, 9th inning off Wilson, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Suzuki; Vidro; Beltre; Ibanez 6; Lopez 4; Clement 3; Johjima 7; Balentien 4; Betancourt 2.
RBI: Ibanez 3 (28), Johjima 4 (9), Betancourt (12), Balentien 2 (9).
2-out RBI: Johjima 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Clement; Suzuki; Vidro 2.
SF: Johjima.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Lopez (4, fielding).
DP: 2 (Lopez-Betancourt-Vidro, Betancourt-Lopez-Vidro).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5230114.316
Young, SS4112214.291
Hamilton, CF5124103.306
Bradley, DH3111112.311
  a-Catalanotto, PH-DH1011000.269
  b-Metcalf, PH-DH1000003.000
Boggs, LF4100224.300
Laird, C5320123.264
Shelton, 1B3121210.185
Duran, RF2101102.182
  Murphy, RF2000011.253
Vazquez, 3B4221212.323
Totals39131411131028 

a-Singled for Bradley in the 7th. b-Popped out for Catalanotto in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (11, Bedard), Laird (5, Bedard).
HR: Hamilton (8, 3rd inning off Bedard, 0 on, 0 out), Bradley (6, 3rd inning off Bedard, 0 on, 0 out), Vazquez (2, 10th inning off Morrow, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Young; Hamilton 5; Bradley 4; Catalanotto; Laird 3; Shelton 2; Vazquez 5.
RBI: Young 2 (19), Duran (3), Hamilton 4 (43), Bradley (21), Shelton (2), Catalanotto (5), Vazquez (5).
2-out RBI: Hamilton 3; Catalanotto; Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young 2; Laird 2; Boggs; Metcalf 2.
S: Shelton.
SF: Duran.
GIDP: Boggs; Duran.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (10, 2nd base off Baek/Johjima).

FIELDING
E: Vazquez (4, fielding), Hamilton (2, fielding).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bedard 2.07664223.48
Baek 3.02003105.04
Rowland-Smith 1.21201303.78
Lowe 1.03424004.50
Rhodes 0.10001003.38
Morrow (L, 0-1)1.11110412.08
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla 5.07631213.23
Francisco (BS, 1)2.02000302.38
Benoit 1.02220015.94
Wilson 0.24440115.40
Wright 0.10000003.52
Mathis (W, 1-0)1.00000000.00

Bedard pitched to 5 batters in the 3rd.
Padilla pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Rowland-Smith, Padilla.
Balk: Padilla.
Pitches-strikes: Bedard 64-31, Baek 51-28, Rowland-Smith 30-15, Lowe 42-21, Rhodes 8-2, Morrow 18-13, Padilla 94-59, Francisco 34-22, Benoit 20-14, Wilson 32-22, Wright 6-3, Mathis 9-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bedard 2-2, Baek 5-3, Rowland-Smith 1-1, Lowe 2-1, Rhodes 0-1, Morrow 0-0, Padilla 6-7, Francisco 1-2, Benoit 2-1, Wilson 1-0, Wright 0-1, Mathis 1-2.
Batters faced: Bedard 16, Baek 13, Rowland-Smith 7, Lowe 11, Rhodes 2, Morrow 5, Padilla 24, Francisco 8, Benoit 5, Wilson 6, Wright 1, Mathis 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Baek 2-1, Lowe 2-2, Rhodes 3-1, Francisco 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, In from RF.
T: 4:09.
Att: 18,509.

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