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Late wobbles cost Mariners a sweep

Justin Smoak hit his third homer in as many games vs. his ex-Texas teammates, but the Rangers had the last laugh, scoring three in the eighth and then winning in the ninth on an error following a Nelson Cruz strikeout.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Two out when winning run scored.
Suzuki, I, RF5111003.314
Figgins, 2B4140000.265
Gutierrez, F, DH5112026.250
Smoak, 1B4112114.208
Mangini, 3B5000026.167
Halman, CF4000120.059
Saunders, M, LF3010112.208
Quiroz, C4110012.286
Woodward, SS3010111.158
Kinsler, 2B5110002.292
Young, M, 3B5021014.285
Cantu, 1B5000002.254
Francoeur, RF-LF5220000.249
Murphy, Dv, LF1000001.291
1-Moreland, PR-RF2100201.243
Molina, B, DH4020002.245
2-German, E, PR-DH0100000.222
a-Cruz, N, PH-DH1000010.313
Treanor, C2101102.216
Blanco, SS3001101.279
Borbon, CF4021010.281
a-Struck out for German, E in the 9th.
1-Ran for Murphy, Dv in the 2nd. 2-Ran for Molina, B in the 8th.
2B: Saunders, M (11, Harden), Figgins (21, Harden), Gutierrez, F (25, Harden), Quiroz (1, Holland, D).
HR: Smoak (13, 1st inning off Harden, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Figgins 5; Smoak 4; Quiroz 2; Suzuki, I; Gutierrez, F 2; Saunders, M 2; Woodward.
RBI: Smoak 2 (46), Gutierrez, F 2 (64), Suzuki, I (41).
2-out RBI: Smoak 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Suzuki, I; Saunders, M; Mangini 2.
GIDP: Mangini.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 10.

E: Figgins (19, fielding), Woodward (1, throw), Quiroz (1, throw).

2B: Francoeur (18, Vargas), Young, M (36, Olson).
TB: Kinsler; Francoeur 3; Molina, B 2; Borbon 2; Young, M 3.
RBI: Treanor (26), Young, M (89), Blanco (13), Borbon (41).
2-out RBI: Young, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, M 4; Treanor; Cantu.
SF: Treanor.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 10.

SB: Borbon (15, 3rd base off Vargas/Quiroz), Kinsler (15, 2nd base off Vargas/Quiroz).

E: Francoeur (4, throw), Blanco (7, fielding).
DP: (Kinsler-Blanco-Cantu).

Wright, J(H, 9)0.22220004.26
Cortes(BS, 1)(L, 0-1)1.11213102.70
Holland, D3.03111504.23
Lowe, M1.01000203.18
Feliz(W, 4-3)1.00000102.81
Harden pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

Game Scores: Vargas , Harden .
WP: Wright, J, Cortes 2.
HBP: Figgins (by Harden).
Pitches-strikes: Vargas 91-64, Olson 12-7, Wright, J 16-11, Cortes 42-18, Harden 73-44, Holland, D 53-33, Lowe, M 13-10, Feliz 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vargas 4-7, Olson 2-1, Wright, J 1-1, Cortes 0-3, Harden 5-2, Holland, D 3-1, Lowe, M 1-0, Feliz 1-1.
Batters faced: Vargas 25, Olson 4, Wright, J 4, Cortes 9, Harden 21, Holland, D 14, Lowe, M 4, Feliz 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wright, J 1-0, Cortes 2-2, Holland, D 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 81 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 23,052.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 29, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media