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Rangers hold on
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Rangers 5, Mariners 4
Center fielder Josh Hamilton lays out for a catch in the fourth inning. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Taylor Teagarden and Marlon Byrd homered in a four-run fifth inning as the Rangers seized the lead before a storm rolled in to delay the action for nearly 2 1/2 hours. When play finally resumed, Jason Grilli and C.J. Wilson held on to make a winner of Vicente Padilla in his return.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (53-50)
Lost 2
Texas 5, Seattle 4   TEX
Texas (58-43)
Won 2
July 31, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0   4 9 0
Texas
0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 X   5 8 0
Standings thru 7/31/09  |  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 .363
Gutierrez, F, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .296
Branyan, 1B 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 .264
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 .271
Griffey Jr., DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .216
Johjima, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .257
Wilson, Ja, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .267
Hannahan, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .207
  a-Sweeney, M, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .239
Saunders, M, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .160
Totals 34 4 9 4 1 5 8  

a-Struck out for Hannahan in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Gutierrez, F (12, Grilli).
HR: Lopez, Jo (14, 1st inning off Padilla, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Wilson, Ja 2; Lopez, Jo 6; Suzuki, I; Griffey Jr.; Gutierrez, F 2; Branyan.
RBI: Lopez, Jo 3 (57), Griffey Jr. (30).
2-out RBI: Lopez, Jo 3; Griffey Jr..
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johjima.
GIDP: Gutierrez, F, Hannahan.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Hannahan-Lopez, Jo-Branyan).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Vizquel, 2B 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 .299
Young, M, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .326
Byrd, LF 4 1 1 3 0 1 2 .278
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Blalock, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .254
Jones, An, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .229
Hamilton, CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .227
Teagarden, C 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 .198
Andrus, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .261
Totals 29 5 8 5 2 5 5  

BATTING
HR: Teagarden (2, 5th inning off Vargas, 0 on, 1 out), Byrd (11, 5th inning off Vargas, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Hamilton; Blalock; Young, M; Teagarden 4; Vizquel 3; Byrd 4.
RBI: Teagarden 2 (15), Byrd 3 (51).
2-out RBI: Byrd 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Andrus; Byrd.
SF: Teagarden.
GIDP: Young, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cruz, N (3, 2nd base by Vargas/Johjima).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Young, M-Vizquel-Blalock, Blalock-Andrus-Blalock).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Vargas (L, 3-5) 5.0 7 5 5 1 2 2 4.71
Kelley 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.49
Batista 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.44
White 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.98
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Padilla (W, 8-5) 6.0 6 3 3 1 3 1 4.66
Guardado (H, 5) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.02
Grilli (H, 5) 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.96
Wilson, C (S, 12) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.72

HBP: Cruz, N (by Vargas).
Pitches-strikes: Vargas 80-50, Kelley 19-12, Batista 19-11, White 11-8, Padilla 77-56, Guardado 10-7, Grilli 14-11, Wilson, C 17-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vargas 6-5, Kelley 1-0, Batista 1-0, White 2-0, Padilla 8-2, Guardado 2-0, Grilli 1-0, Wilson, C 3-0.
Batters faced: Vargas 22, Kelley 3, Batista 4, White 4, Padilla 24, Guardado 3, Grilli 4, Wilson, C 4.
Inherited runners-scored: White 1-0, Wilson, C 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: D.J. Reyburn. 3B: Mike Muchlinski.
Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:10 (2:18 delay).
Att: 36,901.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
July 31, 2009
July 31, 2009

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