Rangers Keep Mariners Bats Quiet, Avoid The Sweep


Adrian Beltre hit a sacrifice fly off James Paxton in the 6th inning and the Texas Rangers made it hold as they avoided the sweep and beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Sunday.

Paxton and Derek Holland exchanged blows for six and seven innings respectively. Paxton scattered five hits and struck out three while Holland allowed six hits and struck out five while walking none.

Despite 2-for-4 days from both Austin Jackson and Robinson Cano, the Mariners could not hit runners around. The Mariners had the tying runner on in each of the final three innings, but couldn’t push them across.

The Mariners had runners at 1st and 3rd with only one out in the 9th against Neftali Feliz. But James Jones popped out to short and Justin Smoak flew out to left to end it.

The loss snaps the five game winning streak for the Mariners. The M’s are one game up on the Detroit Tigers for the 2nd AL wild-card spot. The Tigers play the San Francisco Giants on Sunday Night Baseball.

The M’s now return home to Safeco to take on the Houston Astros in a three-game series that starts Monday.




Austin JacksonCF402000001.269
Chris DenorfiaLF300000201.213
Logan MorrisonPH100000001.237
Mike ZuninoC000000000.198
Robinson Canó2B402000000.321
Kendrys Morales1B301001101.233
Danny FarquharPR000000000.000
Kyle Seager3B401000102.280
Corey HartDH301000100.202
James JonesPR-DH100000002.252
Stefen RomeroRF-LF300000003.195
Justin SmoakPH100000002.203
Chris TaylorSS200000000.295
Brad MillerPH-SS100000000.214
Jesús SucreC201000000.250
Endy ChávezPH-RF100000000.279


2B – K Morales (17, D Holland); J Sucre (2, D Holland)

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – C Denorfia 1, L Morrison 1, S Romero 2, J Smoak 1

Team LOB – 7


CS – A Jackson (6, 2nd base by D Holland/J Arencibia)


E – R Cano (5, throw); J Sucre (1, throw)

DP – 2 (C Taylor-R Cano-K Seager, K Seager-R Cano-K Morales)


Leonys MartínCF413000010.279
Daniel RobertsonLF400000001.284
Adam Rosales3B301001211.294
Adrián BéltreDH100101000.323
J.P. ArencibiaC300000203.165
Michael ChoiceRF301000102.183
Rougned Odor2B300000101.255
Ryan Rua1B301000010.263
Luis SardiñasSS300000002.259


3B – L Martin (7, T Walker)

SF – A Beltre

RBI – A Beltre (70)

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Rosales 1, J Arencibia 1, M Choice 1

GIDP – L Sardinas

Team LOB – 5


SB – L Martin (26, 2nd base off J Paxton/J Sucre), A Rosales (3, 3rd base off J Paxton/J Sucre), R Rua (1, 2nd base off J Paxton/J Sucre)

CS – L Martin (11, 2nd base by J Paxton/J Sucre)


Outfield assists – D Robertson
PB – J Arencibia



James Paxton(L, 5-2)6.05112301.081.87
Dominic Leone0.10000101.192.29
Lucas Luetge0.10000101.504.50
Taijuan Walker1.11000101.392.82


Derek Holland(W, 1-0)7.06000500.860.64
Shawn Tolleson(HLD, 8)1.01000001.152.93
Neftali Feliz(SV, 8)1.01001001.092.55

WP – S Tolleson

Pitches-strikes – J Paxton 97-58; D Leone 4-3; L Luetge 5-3; T Walker 22-14; D Holland 94-59; S Tolleson 12-8; N Feliz 20-15

Ground balls-fly balls – J Paxton 9-5; D Leone 0-0; L Luetge 0-0; T Walker 3-1; D Holland 7-6; S Tolleson 2-2; N Feliz 2-2

Batters faced – J Paxton 23; D Leone 1; L Luetge 1; T Walker 5; D Holland 25; S Tolleson 4; N Feliz 5

Game Details

Game Time: 2:42.

Umpires: HP–Angel Hernandez. 1B–Vic Carapazza. 2B–Paul Nauert. 3B–Larry Vanover.

Weather: 84 degrees, Partly Cloudy.

Wind: 3 mph, Right to Left.

Attendance: 26,851.