By: Joel Collins
The Texas Rangers hosted the Seattle Mariners this afternoon at Globe Life Park in Arlington TX for the rubber match of the Opening Series. The former Boston hurler Wade Miley got the start for M’s facing Texas veteran Colby Lewis.
Robbie Cano hit a two run shot to drive in Kyle Seager in the first inning to give him a home run in each of the Mariners first three games. In the top of the 2nd former Ranger Leonys Martin hit a line drive home run in to the right field seats to give Seattle a 3-0 lead. Ryan Rua would ground out in the bottom of the 2nd inning scoring Adrian Beltre from third to make it 3-1 M’s. Left fielder Justin Ruggiano followed up to drive in Rougned Odor bringing the score to 3-2. Colby Lewis settled in then to pitch 3 scoreless innings. In the bottom half of the 6th inning Prince Fielder smashed a 3 run shot to right field driving in Shin Soo Choo and Ian Desmond to give Texas a 5-3 lead. Jake Diekman had the bases full in the top of the 7th inning when he walked Robinson Cano in to bring the score to 5-4 Rangers. Shawn Tolleson came into close it out in the top of the 9th but after hits from Aoki and Marte, Leonys Martin doubled driving Aoki in to tie the game at 5. Kyle Seager then singled to drive in both Marte and Martin. Hot hitting Robinson Cano then tattooed a Tolleson pitch in to the right-centerfield bleachers, driving in Seager to give the Mariners a 9-5 lead. That’s all it would take to beat the Rangers Wednesday afternoon.
Texas is off to the west coast for a 7 game road trip. They’ll start a 4 game series with the Anahiem Angels on Thursday at 9:05 cst with Derek Holland getting the start.