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Second straight blown
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Rangers 3, Mariners 2
Felix Hernandez was in line for his fifth win of the season on Thursday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Felix Hernandez saw his pitch count rise early, but he was nearly untouchable in the series finale allowing four hits over seven scoreless frames. Unfortunately for him, Brandon Morrow blew his second straight save opportunity as Seattle fell.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (16-19)
Lost 3
Texas 3, Seattle 2   TEX
Texas (20-14)
Won 4
May 14, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 1
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   3 7 0
Standings thru 5/14/09  |  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 0 0 .306
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .250
Sweeney, M, DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .266
Beltre, A, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .227
Branyan, 1B 4 0 0 1 0 2 2 .275
Balentien, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .293
Johnson, Ro, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .197
Gutierrez, F, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252
Cedeno, R, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .139
Totals 32 2 5 2 0 7 9  

BATTING
2B: Lopez, Jo (6, Harrison, M), Beltre, A (10, Harrison, M), Balentien (6, Harrison, M).
TB: Beltre, A 2; Lopez, Jo 3; Suzuki, I; Balentien 2.
RBI: Branyan (17), Balentien (5).
2-out RBI: Balentien.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre, A; Johnson, Ro.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Hernandez, F (1, pickoff).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310
Young, M, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .348
Hamilton, CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .234
Blalock, DH 4 1 1 1 0 3 3 .252
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .270
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .210
Davis, C, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .239
Teagarden, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .206
Andrus, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .273
Totals 32 3 7 3 2 7 12  

BATTING
2B: Murphy, Dv (4, Morrow).
HR: Blalock (10, 9th inning off Morrow, 0 on, 0 out), Davis, C (10, 9th inning off Morrow, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Davis, C 5; Cruz, N; Young, M 2; Blalock 4; Murphy, Dv 2.
RBI: Blalock (24), Davis, C 2 (20).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Blalock; Andrus.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F 7.0 4 0 0 2 6 0 3.53
Aardsma (H, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.62
Morrow (BS, 2)(L, 0-3) 0.1 3 3 3 0 0 2 9.72
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harrison, M (W, 4-2) 9.0 5 2 2 0 7 0 4.23

WP: Hernandez, F.
HBP: Sweeney, M (by Harrison, M).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, F 110-66, Aardsma 13-9, Morrow 16-9, Harrison, M 102-67.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, F 8-5, Aardsma 1-1, Morrow 0-0, Harrison, M 9-8.
Batters faced: Hernandez, F 27, Aardsma 3, Morrow 4, Harrison, M 33.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 77 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 18 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:10.
Att: 21,002.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
May 14, 2009
May 14, 2009

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