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Cruz uncorks one
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Mariners 7, Rangers 2
Omar Vizquel is tagged out by Rob Johnson in the first inning. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Starter Tommy Hunter was knocked around for five runs on eight hits in five innings as he lost for the first time in his past five starts. On offense, Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 and walloped a 458-foot homer, the fourth-longest blast in the history of Rangers Ballpark.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (54-50)
Won 1
Seattle 7, Texas 2   TEX
Texas (58-44)
Lost 1
August 1, 2009
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Seattle
3 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0   7 16 0
Texas
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   2 6 2
Standings thru 8/1/09  |  Recap: SEA | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Rangers stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 6 2 2 0 0 1 4 .363
Branyan, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 8 .260
Lopez, Jo, 2B 5 2 3 2 1 1 3 .275
Griffey Jr., DH 5 2 3 3 0 0 3 .223
Gutierrez, F, CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .291
Hannahan, 3B 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 .215
Wilson, Ja, SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .270
Langerhans, LF 5 0 2 1 0 2 5 .242
Johnson, Ro, C 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 .216
Totals 43 7 16 7 4 8 35  

BATTING
2B: Griffey Jr. (15, Hunter, T), Wilson, Ja 2 (20, Hunter, T, Madrigal), Lopez, Jo (25, Madrigal).
3B: Langerhans (1, Hunter, T).
HR: Griffey Jr. (11, 1st inning off Hunter, T, 2 on, 1 out), Lopez, Jo (15, 8th inning off Jennings, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Langerhans 4; Suzuki, I 2; Griffey Jr. 7; Hannahan 2; Wilson, Ja 4; Johnson, Ro 2; Lopez, Jo 7.
RBI: Griffey Jr. 3 (33), Hannahan (13), Langerhans (5), Lopez, Jo 2 (59).
2-out RBI: Langerhans.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Langerhans 2; Johnson, Ro 2; Gutierrez, F 2; Branyan 2.
GIDP: Lopez, Jo.
Team RISP: 3-for-19.
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING
SB: Suzuki, I (22, 2nd base off Hunter, T/Saltalamacchia).
CS: Hannahan (1, 2nd base by Hunter, T/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Suzuki, I (Vizquel at home).
DP: 3 (Suzuki, I-Johnson, Ro, Branyan, Johnson, Ro-Hannahan).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Vizquel, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 6 .290
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .325
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .272
Byrd, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .277
Blalock, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .251
Cruz, N, DH 4 1 3 2 0 1 0 .272
Hamilton, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .222
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .242
Andrus, SS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .261
Totals 30 2 6 2 4 5 14  

BATTING
2B: Byrd (32, Hernandez, F), Saltalamacchia (12, Hernandez, F).
HR: Cruz, N (25, 4th inning off Hernandez, F, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Saltalamacchia 2; Cruz, N 6; Young, M; Byrd 2.
RBI: Cruz, N 2 (58).
2-out RBI: Cruz, N.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vizquel 2; Young, M.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Hunter, T (1, fielding), Blalock (4, fielding).
DP: (Young, M-Vizquel-Blalock).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F (W, 12-4) 7.0 6 2 2 4 2 1 2.78
Lowe, M 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.22
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T (L, 3-2) 5.0 7 5 4 3 5 1 2.63
Madrigal 1.1 4 1 1 1 0 0 9.31
Grilli 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.89
Jennings 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 1 3.64
Nippert 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.38

WP: Hunter, T.
HBP: Branyan (by Hunter, T), Andrus (by Hernandez, F).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, F 104-58, Lowe, M 32-21, Hunter, T 103-65, Madrigal 37-23, Grilli 6-5, Jennings 26-18, Nippert 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, F 5-8, Lowe, M 0-3, Hunter, T 3-7, Madrigal 2-2, Grilli 0-0, Jennings 0-2, Nippert 1-0.
Batters faced: Hernandez, F 29, Lowe, M 6, Hunter, T 27, Madrigal 9, Grilli 2, Jennings 6, Nippert 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Grilli 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: D.J. Reyburn. 2B: Mike Muchlinski. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:02.
Att: 29,458.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 1, 2009
August 1, 2009

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