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Rangers 7, Mariners 1
Derek Holland dominated in just his 10th career start for Texas. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Michael Young hit two of the Rangers' five home runs in the opener to give Derek Holland some breathing room. Holland didn't allow a hit until the fifth frame, as he allowed just two hits over 8 2/3 innings and struck out a career-high 10 batters.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (53-49)
Lost 1
Texas 7, Seattle 1   TEX
Texas (57-43)
Won 1
July 30, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 3 1
Texas
0 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 X   7 12 0
Standings thru 7/30/09  |  Recap: SEA | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Rangers stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .364
Gutierrez, F, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .296
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .266
Sweeney, M, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .241
  1-Langerhans, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228
Shelton, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .231
Hannahan, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .211
Wilson, Ja, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .264
Johnson, Ro, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .209
Saunders, M, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .182
Totals 30 1 3 1 2 10 6  


1-Ran for Sweeney, M in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Gutierrez, F; Lopez, Jo; Hannahan.
RBI: Lopez, Jo (54).
2-out RBI: Lopez, Jo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Shelton 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-2.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Hannahan (7, throw).
DP: 2 (Hannahan-Lopez, Jo-Shelton 2).
Pickoffs: Johnson, Ro (Vizquel at 1st base).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Vizquel, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .280
Young, M, 3B 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 .326
Byrd, LF 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 .278
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .268
Blalock, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .254
Jones, An, DH 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 .233
Hamilton, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .225
Saltalamacchia, C 4 1 1 2 0 0 2 .240
Andrus, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .264
Totals 33 7 12 7 3 3 13  

BATTING
2B: Cruz, N 2 (18, Olson, Jakubauskas).
HR: Blalock (20, 2nd inning off Olson, 0 on, 1 out), Saltalamacchia (8, 2nd inning off Olson, 1 on, 2 out), Young, M 2 (16, 3rd inning off Olson, 0 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Jakubauskas, 0 on, 0 out), Byrd (10, 7th inning off Jakubauskas, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Vizquel; Young, M 9; Byrd 5; Cruz, N 4; Blalock 5; Hamilton; Saltalamacchia 4.
RBI: Blalock (50), Saltalamacchia 2 (32), Young, M 2 (47), Byrd 2 (48).
2-out RBI: Saltalamacchia 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, An; Andrus.
GIDP: Blalock; Jones, An.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
PO: Vizquel (1st base by Johnson, Ro).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Olson (L, 3-5) 3.2 6 4 4 2 2 3 5.61
Jakubauskas 4.1 6 3 3 1 1 2 5.63
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D (W, 4-6) 8.2 2 1 1 1 10 0 5.56
Madrigal 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 9.72

Pitches-strikes: Olson 63-36, Jakubauskas 62-37, Holland, D 118-82, Madrigal 14-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Olson 2-5, Jakubauskas 5-3, Holland, D 8-6, Madrigal 0-1.
Batters faced: Olson 19, Jakubauskas 17, Holland, D 29, Madrigal 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Jakubauskas 2-0, Madrigal 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike Muchlinski. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: D.J. Reyburn.
Weather: 88 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:20.
Att: 23,949.
July 30, 2009

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