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Gutierrez delivers
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Mariners 3, Rangers 1
Ichiro Suzuki bunts for a single in the third inning on Thursday. (Kevin P. Casey/AP)
Franklin Gutierrez's three-run shot in the eighth put the Mariners on the board and sent Felix Hernandez to his ninth victory of the season. The Mariners ace held the Rangers to one run over eight innings to give Seattle its first win over its American League West rival this season.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (47-37)
Lost 1
Seattle 3, Texas 1   SEA
Seattle (44-41)
Won 1
July 9, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 3 0
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 X   3 6 0
Standings thru 7/9/09  |  Recap: TEX | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Mariners stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .250
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .313
Hamilton, CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .248
Jones, An, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245
Blalock, 1B 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .259
Byrd, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .284
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .276
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .247
Andrus, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .259
Totals 28 1 3 0 2 7 3  

BATTING
TB: Blalock 2; Young, M.
GIDP: Byrd.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (18, 3rd base off Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro), Young, M (5, 2nd base off Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro).
CS: Young, M (2, home by Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro).

FIELDING
DP: (Andrus-Kinsler-Blalock).

 
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 .361
Branyan, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .284
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .257
Griffey Jr., DH 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .215
  1-Wilson, Jo, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .152
Gutierrez, F, CF 4 1 2 3 0 1 0 .297
Langerhans, LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .269
Woodward, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .283
Johnson, Ro, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .199
Cedeno, R, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .149
Totals 28 3 6 3 4 5 16  

1-Ran for Griffey Jr. in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Suzuki, I (17, Wilson, C).
HR: Gutierrez, F (10, 8th inning off Wilson, C, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Suzuki, I 4; Gutierrez, F 5; Johnson, Ro.
RBI: Gutierrez, F 3 (35).
2-out RBI: Gutierrez, F 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, Ro; Lopez, Jo 2.
SAC: Cedeno, R.
GIDP: Lopez, Jo.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Suzuki, I (18, 2nd base off Hunter, T/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: (Cedeno, R-Lopez, Jo-Branyan).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T 6.0 4 0 0 3 4 0 2.35
O'Day (H, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.17
Wilson, C (BS, 2)(L, 4-4) 1.0 2 3 3 1 0 1 3.11
 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F (W, 9-3) 8.0 3 1 1 2 7 0 2.53
Aardsma (S, 18) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.06

WP: Hernandez, F.
IBB: Branyan (by Hunter, T).
Pitches-strikes: Hunter, T 104-66, O'Day 10-9, Wilson, C 28-19, Hernandez, F 112-74, Aardsma 6-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hunter, T 7-2, O'Day 2-0, Wilson, C 1-1, Hernandez, F 9-3, Aardsma 0-2.
Batters faced: Hunter, T 24, O'Day 3, Wilson, C 6, Hernandez, F 27, Aardsma 3.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 2:19.
Att: 24,814.
Venue: Safeco Field.
July 9, 2009
July 9, 2009

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