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Byrd starts it
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Rangers 7, Mariners 3
Josh Hamilton pops up after stealing second base in the first inning. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Marlon Byrd hit a two-run double in the first inning, and the Rangers got three RBIs from Taylor Teagarden to back the effort of Vicente Padilla, who returned from the disabled list with 5 2/3 strong innings. He allowed one unearned run.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (71-74)
Won 1
Texas 7, Seattle 3   SEA
Seattle (56-87)
Lost 1
September 9, 2008
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Texas
2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0   7 10 1
Seattle
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   3 10 0
Standings thru 9/9/08  |  Recap: TEX | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Mariners stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 .239
  Duran, G, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234
Young, M, SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .284
Hamilton, CF 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 .303
Bradley, DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .327
  a-Boggs, PH-DH 5 0 0 0 0 2 9 .227
Byrd, LF 4 0 3 3 0 0 1 .295
Blalock, 1B 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 .259
Cruz, N, RF 3 2 1 0 2 0 1 .327
Davis, C, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .269
Teagarden, C 5 1 2 3 0 0 1 .350
Totals 36 7 10 7 5 7 26  

a-Struck out for Bradley in the 1st.

BATTING
2B: Byrd (24, Hernandez, F), Teagarden (1, Messenger), Hamilton (31, Messenger).
TB: Hamilton 2; Blalock; Cruz, N; Young, M 2; Teagarden 3; Byrd 4.
RBI: Byrd 3 (45), Teagarden 3 (9), Young, M (75).
2-out RBI: Byrd 3; Young, M; Teagarden 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock 2; Boggs 3; Davis, C; Arias; Byrd.
Team RISP: 5-for-19.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Arias (4, 2nd base off Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro), Hamilton (9, 2nd base off Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro), Young, M (9, 2nd base off Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro), Byrd (5, 2nd base off Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro).

FIELDING
E: Young, M (10, throw).

 
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .308
Reed, J, CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 .273
Ibanez, LF 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 .306
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 .293
Hulett, DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .240
Betancourt, Y, SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .272
Tuiasosopo, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .125
LaHair, 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .256
Johnson, Ro, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
  a-Cairo, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
  Burke, J, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Totals 37 3 10 3 1 8 15  

a-Grounded out for Johnson, Ro in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: LaHair (4, Padilla), Betancourt, Y (32, Wright, J).
TB: Ibanez; LaHair 3; Lopez, Jo; Betancourt, Y 3; Suzuki, I; Reed, J 2; Hulett.
RBI: Lopez, Jo (79), Betancourt, Y (41), LaHair (6).
2-out RBI: LaHair.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, Ro; Hulett; Cairo.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Padilla (W, 13-7) 5.2 6 1 0 1 5 0 4.79
Mendoza 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 8.05
Wright, J 0.2 4 2 2 0 1 0 4.95
Madrigal (S, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.66
 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F (L, 9-10) 4.1 6 6 6 4 3 0 3.41
Messenger 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.60
Woods 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.50
Lowe, M 0.2 2 1 1 0 2 0 5.79
Wells, J 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.76
Dickey 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.33

WP: Hernandez, F.
IBB: Hamilton (by Hernandez, F).
HBP: Arias (by Hernandez, F), Young, M (by Hernandez, F), Byrd (by Hernandez, F), Hamilton (by Lowe, M), Suzuki, I (by Mendoza).
Pitches-strikes: Padilla 94-58, Mendoza 15-10, Wright, J 23-15, Madrigal 13-9, Hernandez, F 98-57, Messenger 33-24, Woods 20-9, Lowe, M 29-18, Wells, J 1-1, Dickey 5-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Padilla 6-4, Mendoza 0-2, Wright, J 1-0, Madrigal 2-1, Hernandez, F 9-0, Messenger 0-2, Woods 0-2, Lowe, M 0-0, Wells, J 0-1, Dickey 2-0.
Batters faced: Padilla 24, Mendoza 5, Wright, J 6, Madrigal 4, Hernandez, F 25, Messenger 7, Woods 4, Lowe, M 5, Wells, J 1, Dickey 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Mendoza 1-0, Madrigal 2-0, Messenger 2-2, Wells, J 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Marvin Hudson. 1B: Brian Knight. 2B: Randy Marsh. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 67 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 22,710.
Venue: Safeco Field.
September 9, 2008
September 9, 2008

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