Manager Don Wakamatsu takes the ball from reliever Mark Lowe in the seventh. (AP)
By Jim Street / MLB.com
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.
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: Saltalamacchia 2; Davis, C 5; Kinsler 4; Andrus; Hamilton 4; Cruz, N; Young, M 3; Jones, An; Byrd 2. 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.