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Falter in finale
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Mariners 5, Rangers 3
Dustin Nippert hands the ball to Ron Washington upon exiting in the fourth. (John Froschauer/AP)
The Rangers rallied from an early deficit with sixth-inning home runs by sluggers Hank Blalock and Nelson Cruz, but the offense was relatively quiet outside of that, and the bullpen could not preserve a late tie in the first-half finale.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (48-39)
Lost 2
Seattle 5, Texas 3   SEA
Seattle (46-42)
Won 2
July 12, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0   3 4 0
Seattle
1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 X   5 11 2
Standings thru 7/12/09  |  Recap: TEX | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Mariners stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Young, M, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .308
Hamilton, CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .243
Jones, An, DH 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 .231
Blalock, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 2 2 .260
Byrd, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .286
Cruz, N, RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .263
Teagarden, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .224
  a-Murphy, Dv, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .276
Andrus, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .253
Totals 31 3 4 3 5 8 16  

a-Walked for Teagarden in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Blalock (19, 6th inning off Bedard, 1 on, 1 out), Cruz, N (22, 6th inning off Batista, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Blalock 5; Cruz, N 4; Byrd.
RBI: Blalock 2 (42), Cruz, N (53).
2-out RBI: Cruz, N.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N.
GIDP: Teagarden.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 2 .362
Branyan, 1B 4 0 0 1 1 2 2 .280
Lopez, Jo, 2B 5 0 1 1 0 1 4 .256
Griffey Jr., DH 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .222
  1-Wilson, Jo, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .152
Gutierrez, F, CF 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 .295
Langerhans, LF 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .257
  a-Shelton, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500
  2-Balentien, PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
Johnson, Ro, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 5 .203
Hannahan, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .190
Cedeno, R, SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .168
Totals 35 5 11 5 4 8 19  

a-Singled for Langerhans in the 7th.
1-Ran for Griffey Jr. in the 7th. 2-Ran for Shelton in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Lopez, Jo (18, Nippert), Cedeno, R (3, Holland, D).
TB: Shelton; Cedeno, R 3; Lopez, Jo 2; Langerhans; Suzuki, I 2; Griffey Jr.; Gutierrez, F 2; Johnson, Ro.
RBI: Lopez, Jo (51), Suzuki, I (24), Branyan (49), Shelton (1), Johnson, Ro (19).
2-out RBI: Suzuki, I; Branyan; Shelton; Johnson, Ro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, Ro 2; Lopez, Jo 2; Suzuki, I; Hannahan.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Hannahan 2 (6, throw, fielding).
Outfield assists: Gutierrez, F (Young, M at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Gutierrez, F-Lopez, Jo, Hannahan-Lopez, Jo-Branyan).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nippert 3.2 5 3 3 2 4 0 7.36
Holland, D 2.2 2 0 0 1 1 0 5.97
O'Day (L, 2-1) 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.74
Wilson, C 1.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 3.03
Jennings 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.26
 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bedard 5.2 3 2 2 4 5 1 2.63
Batista (BS, 3)(W, 6-3) 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.33
Lowe, M (H, 13) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.24
Aardsma (S, 20) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.96

Pitches-strikes: Nippert 61-38, Holland, D 38-22, O'Day 9-5, Wilson, C 29-15, Jennings 6-3, Bedard 93-56, Batista 9-7, Lowe, M 10-7, Aardsma 19-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Nippert 3-2, Holland, D 5-0, O'Day 0-1, Wilson, C 0-0, Jennings 0-1, Bedard 8-2, Batista 2-1, Lowe, M 2-0, Aardsma 1-1.
Batters faced: Nippert 18, Holland, D 11, O'Day 3, Wilson, C 6, Jennings 1, Bedard 24, Batista 5, Lowe, M 3, Aardsma 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Holland, D 3-2, Wilson, C 2-2, Jennings 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 63 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, L to R.
T: 2:51.
Att: 33,225.
Venue: Safeco Field.
July 12, 2009
July 12, 2009

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