Michael Saunders hit a solo home run in the second inning, former Texas prospect Blake Beavan threw seven shutout innings against his former club, and the Seattle Mariners kept the Rangers from extending their lead in the AL West.
Justin Smoak homered in the eighth and drove in a run in the ninth to lead the Seattle Mariners to an 8-6 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Matt Harrison tossed a five-hitter for his 12th victory, Adrian Beltre had three hits and two RBIs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Joe Nathan’s ninth inning was filled with elusive ground balls, screams to first baseman Michael Young, and, ultimately, an exhale after a strikeout.
Keller was farm director of the expansion Washington Senators from 1961-62 and 1965-71, then held the same role from 1972-78 after the team moved to Texas and became the Rangers.
Justin Smoak hit two three-run homers against his former team, and the Mariners used a pair of early eight-run innings to rout the Rangers, winning 21-8 on Wednesday night.
Kevin Millwood threw six shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners took two of three from division-leading Texas with a 5-3 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.
Elvis Andrus lined a two-strike pitch into the left-center field gap for a two-run triple, and the Rangers snapped Seattle’s win streak with a 3-1 win over the Mariners.
Ichiro Suzuki and the Seattle Mariners chased Texas’ Yu Darvish after just four innings in his shortest start of the season, and the Mariners rolled to their fourth straight win in a 6-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday night.
Michael Young hit a two-run homer and had four RBIs to back Derek Holland, leading the Texas Rangers over the Seattle Mariners 5-3 Thursday.
The Texas Rangers aren’t worried about Joe Nathan, even though their new closing pitcher has already cost them two games — their only losses.
After a horrific 1st inning, Yu Darvish settles down and the Rangers’ offense bails him out.