David Murphy hit his ninth home run of the season on Sunday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Daniel Paulling / MLB.com
Jarrod Saltalamacchia's two-run homer in the seventh broke a tied game, and Frank Francisco and C.J. Wilson shut the door on the Mariners in the eighth and ninth, respectively, to keep the Rangers four games back in the AL West. David Murphy and Michael Young also went deep.
BATTING TB: Lopez, Jo 2; Suzuki, I 2; Hannahan; Johnson, Ro. RBI: Branyan
(56), Lopez, Jo (60). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, Ja 2. GIDP:
Wilson, Ja 2, Griffey Jr.. Team RISP: 2-for-7. Team LOB: 4.
BATTING 2B: Andrus (8, Snell). HR: Murphy, Dv (9, 1st inning off Snell, 0
on, 2 out), Young, M (17, 6th inning off Snell, 0 on, 0 out), Saltalamacchia (9, 7th inning off White, 1 on, 1 out). TB:
Saltalamacchia 4; Andrus 2; Cruz, N; Young, M 4; Byrd; Murphy, Dv 4. RBI: Murphy, Dv (28), Young,
M (48), Saltalamacchia 2 (34). 2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv. Runners left in scoring
position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Vizquel. GIDP: Blalock. Team RISP: 1-for-4. Team
BASERUNNING CS: Hamilton (1, 2nd base by Snell/Johnson, Ro).