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Bradley's sacrifice
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Rangers 1, Mariners 0
The Rangers celebrate after their 1-0 win over the Mariners. (Mike Stone/AP)
Milton Bradley's first-inning sacrifice fly scored Michael Young for the game's only run to make a winner of righty Dustin Nippert, who allowed seven hits in seven shutout innings to earn the win. Nippert struck out four on the day with no walks.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (54-85)
Lost 2
Texas 1, Seattle 0   TEX
Texas (69-72)
Won 2
September 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 8 0
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   1 8 0
Standings thru 9/3/08  |  Recap: SEA | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Rangers stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .310
Reed, J, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .266
Beltre, A, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .264
Ibanez, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .306
Lopez, Jo, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .294
LaHair, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .262
  a-Hulett, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
Betancourt, Y, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .271
Johnson, Ro, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  b-Clement, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
Valbuena, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Totals 34 0 8 0 0 5 13  

a-Struck out for LaHair in the 9th. b-Popped out for Johnson, Ro in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lopez, Jo (35, Nippert), Ibanez (40, Madrigal).
TB: Ibanez 3; Beltre, A 2; Lopez, Jo 2; Betancourt, Y 2; Suzuki, I.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaHair 3; Reed, J; Suzuki, I; Lopez, Jo.
SAC: Johnson, Ro.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Beltre, A-LaHair, Valbuena-Betancourt, Y-LaHair).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .268
Young, M, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .286
Hamilton, CF 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 .301
Bradley, DH 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .327
Blalock, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .269
Byrd, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .289
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
Davis, C, 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .278
Teagarden, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .273
Totals 29 1 8 1 2 3 14  

BATTING
2B: Hamilton (30, Hernandez, F), Davis, C 2 (17, Hernandez, F, Hernandez, F).
TB: Davis, C 4; Hamilton 4; Teagarden; Young, M; Blalock.
RBI: Bradley (74).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Hamilton; Young, M; Arias.
SF: Bradley.
GIDP: Byrd, Blalock.
Team RISP: 0-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hamilton (8, 2nd base off Batista/Johnson, Ro).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F (L, 9-9) 7.1 7 1 1 1 3 0 3.18
Woods 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.82
Batista 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.09
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nippert (W, 2-4) 7.0 7 0 0 0 4 0 6.59
Madrigal (H, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.94
Francisco, F (S, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.49

Woods pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Bradley (by Batista).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, F 102-67, Woods 1-1, Batista 7-2, Nippert 99-68, Madrigal 14-11, Francisco, F 13-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, F 10-5, Woods 0-0, Batista 1-0, Nippert 10-3, Madrigal 3-0, Francisco, F 0-1.
Batters faced: Hernandez, F 29, Woods 1, Batista 2, Nippert 28, Madrigal 4, Francisco, F 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Batista 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 74 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 22 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:11.
Att: 12,882.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 3, 2008
September 3, 2008

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