Ichiro Suzuki is forced out at second by shortstop Elvis Andrus. (John Froschauer/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Right-hander Tommy Hunter held the Mariners scoreless through three, but gave up runs in the fourth and fifth to take the loss. Elvis Andrus' RBI ground-rule double in the seventh represented the only offense of the game for the Rangers.
BATTING 2B: Jones, An (18, Rowland-Smith), Davis, C (15, Rowland-Smith), Andrus (17, Rowland-Smith). TB: Kinsler; Andrus 2; Davis, C 2; Jones, An 3; Byrd; Murphy, Dv. RBI: Andrus (40). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teagarden; Borbon; Young, M 2. GIDP: Murphy, Dv, Byrd. Team RISP: 1-for-8. Team LOB: 7.
BATTING 2B: Beltre, A (27, Hunter, T), Wilson, Jo (11, Hunter, T), Lopez, Jo (41, O'Day). HR: Griffey Jr. (19, 4th inning off Hunter, T, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Beltre, A 2; Carp; Lopez, Jo 2; Wilson, Jo 3; Suzuki, I 3; Griffey Jr. 4; Gutierrez, F. RBI: Griffey Jr. (57), Gutierrez, F (68). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Griffey Jr.; Saunders, M; Johjima 3; Gutierrez, F. GIDP: Lopez, Jo. Team RISP: 2-for-17. Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING SB: Gutierrez, F (16, 2nd base off Hunter, T/Teagarden).