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No rust for Vargas
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Rangers 7, Mariners 1
Manager Don Wakamatsu takes the ball from reliever Mark Lowe in the seventh. (AP)
Jason Vargas looked sharp in his first Major League start since 2007, holding the Rangers to one run over five innings. Kenji Johjima tied the game with a double in the top of the seventh, but the Mariners' bullpen ran into trouble in the bottom of the inning, with the Rangers tagging Mark Lowe for six runs.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (16-17)
Lost 1
Texas 7, Seattle 1   TEX
Texas (18-14)
Won 2
May 12, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 4 2
Texas
0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 X   7 14 0
Standings thru 5/12/09  |  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 1 0 .313
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .248
Griffey Jr., DH 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 .225
Beltre, A, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .227
Branyan, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .277
Gutierrez, F, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .271
Johjima, C 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .255
Betancourt, Y, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259
Chavez, En, LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .274
  a-Balentien, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .306
Totals 31 1 4 1 2 3 9  

a-Grounded out for Chavez, En in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Johjima (2, Feldman).
TB: Suzuki, I; Griffey Jr.; Gutierrez, F; Johjima 2.
RBI: Johjima (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Balentien.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gutierrez, F (1, 2nd base off Feldman/Saltalamacchia).
CS: Suzuki, I (3, 2nd base by Feldman/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
E: Branyan 2 (2, fielding, missed catch).
DP: (Vargas-Betancourt, Y-Branyan).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 .326
Young, M, 3B 3 1 3 0 2 0 0 .344
Hamilton, CF 5 1 1 2 0 2 8 .239
Jones, An, DH 3 1 1 0 2 1 0 .315
Byrd, LF 5 1 1 0 0 2 2 .304
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .273
Davis, C, 1B 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 .231
Saltalamacchia, C 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .261
Andrus, SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .272
Totals 37 7 14 6 4 8 18  

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (10, Vargas), Byrd (13, Lowe, M), Saltalamacchia (5, Lowe, M).
HR: Davis, C (9, 5th inning off Vargas, 0 on, 0 out), Hamilton (3, 7th inning off Lowe, M, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Young, M 3; Hamilton 4; Jones, An; Byrd 2; Cruz, N; Davis, C 5; Saltalamacchia 2; Andrus.
RBI: Davis, C (17), Hamilton 2 (12), Cruz, N (22), Saltalamacchia (14), Andrus (7).
2-out RBI: Saltalamacchia; Andrus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton 4; Andrus 2.
SF: Cruz, N.
GIDP: Hamilton.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 11.

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Vargas 5.0 5 1 1 2 3 1 1.04
Batista 1.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 3.06
Lowe, M (L, 0-1) 0.2 5 6 3 0 0 1 4.70
White 0.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 3.29
Olson 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.00
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman 6.1 4 1 1 2 2 0 4.85
Holland, D (W, 1-1) 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.74
Guardado 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.36

WP: Feldman.
Pitches-strikes: Vargas 73-43, Batista 30-18, Lowe, M 32-23, White 13-8, Olson 12-8, Feldman 109-68, Holland, D 20-14, Guardado 16-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vargas 4-5, Batista 1-0, Lowe, M 2-1, White 0-0, Olson 0-0, Feldman 10-3, Holland, D 4-0, Guardado 0-2.
Batters faced: Vargas 21, Batista 6, Lowe, M 8, White 4, Olson 3, Feldman 25, Holland, D 5, Guardado 3.
Inherited runners-scored: White 1-1, Holland, D 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: John Hirschbeck. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 87 degrees, clear.
Wind: 17 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:50.
Att: 16,564.
May 12, 2009

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