The Texas Rangers split the series with the Seattle Mariners

21 May

Flying high on two game winning streak that has seen some great offensive production, good defense and great pitching the Seattle Mariners look to make it three in a row. To help accomplish this feat the Mariners will send Chris Young to the mound. The Texas Rangers will oppose the Mariners by sending Nick Tepesh to the mound.
James Jones will start the 1st inning with a ground ball to Sardinas for an out. Michael Saunders is the next man to the plate and he grounds out to Sardinas. That will bring Robinson Cano to the plate and he grounds out to Andrus to end the top of the inning. Daniel Robertson will start the home half of the inning with a walk. Elvis Andrus is the next man to the plate and he hits a 2-run homer. That brings former Mariner Shin-Soo Choo to the plate and he singles. Former Mariner Arian Beltre steps to the plate and he bunts for a base hit. Alex Rios walks into the batter’s box and he singles to bring Choo home as Beltre to second. With two on and still no outs Mitch Moreland steps into the box and he hits a ground ball to Nick Franklin for the first out. With one out and runners at the corners fromer Mariner Chris Gimenez comes to bat and he walks. Michael Choice comes up with the bases loaded and he strikes out. With two outs and the bases still full Lius Sardinas steps up and he grounds out to Justin Smoak to end the 1st inning. 3-0 Rangers.
Kyle Seager will start the 2nd inning with a single. Justin Smoak is the next man to the plate and he hits a ground ball to Sardinas who turns a double play. That brings Nick Franklin to the plate and he flies out to Robertson to end the top of the inning. Daniel Robertson will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball to James Jones for an out. Elvis Andrus is the next man to the plate and he flies out to Dustin Ackley. That brings Shin-Soo Choo to the plate and he is hit by a pitch. Adrian jBeltre steps in for his second at bat and he has an infield hit to move Choo to second. Alex Rios walks into the box and he flies out to Michael Saunders to end the 2nd inning.
Dustin Ackley will start the 3rd inning with a strike out. John Buck is the next man to the plate and he grounds out to Andrus. That brings Brad Miller to the plate and he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Mitch Moreland will start the home half of the inning with a pop up to Brad Miller. Chris Gimenez is the next man to the plate and he flies out to Michael Saunders. That brings Michael Choice to the plate and he flies out to James Jones to end the 3rd inning.
James Jones will start the 4th inning with a triples. Michael Saunders is the next man to the plate and he singles to bring Jones home. That brings Robinson Cano to the plate and he hits a 2-run homer. Kyle Seager steps up to the plate and he strikes out. Justin Smoak walks into the batter’s box and he grounds out to Moreland. Nick Franklin will try to keep the inning going as he grounds out to Sardinas to end the top of the inning. Lius Sardinas will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball to James Jones for an out. Back to the top of the order for Daniel Robertson who grounds out to the pitcher Young. That brings Elvis Andrus to the plate and he grounds out to Nick Franklin to end the 4th inning. Game tied at 3.
Dustin Ackley will start the 5th inning with a line drive back to the pitcher for an out. John Buck is the next man to the plate and he is safe on an error by Beltre. That brings Brad Miller to the plate and he grounds out to the pitcher as Buck goes to second. Back to the top of the order for James Jones who flies out to Robertson to end the top of the inning. Shin-Soo Choo will start the home half of the inning with a homerun. Adrian Beltre is the next man to the plate and he flies out to Michael Saunders. That bring Alex Rios to the plate and he flies out to James Jones. Mitch Moreland will try to keep the inning going and he walks. Chris Gimenez will step up to the plate and he flies out to James Jones to end the inning. 4-3 Rangers.
Michael Saunders will start the 6th inning with a fly ball to Robertson for an out. Robinson Cano is the next man to the plate and he doubles. That brings Kyle Seager to the plate and he lines out to Robertson. Justin Smoak will try to keep the inning going as he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Michael Choice will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball into foul territory that is caught by Justin Smoak. Lius Sardinas is the next man to the plate and he singles. Back to the top of the order for Daniel Robertson who grounds into a fielder’s choice. With Elvis Andrus at the plate Lius Robertson is caught stealing thrid to end the 6th inning.
Nick Franklin will start the 7th inning with a ground ball to Sardinas for an out. Dustin Ackley is the next man to the plate and he walks. That brings John Buck to the plate and he walks. Robbie Ross will take over the pitching duties for the Rangers. With two on Stephen Romero will pinch hit, for Brad Miller, and he hits a ground ball to Beltre who turns a double play to end the top of the inning. Elvis Andrus will start the home half of the inning with a pops up to John Buck. Joe Beimel will take over the pitching duties for the Mariners. Shin-Soo Choo is the next man to the plate and he strikes out. Dominic Leone will take over the pitching duties for the Mariners. That brings Adrian Beltre to the plate and he flies out to James Jones to end the 7th inning.
Neal Cotts will take over the pitching duties for the Rangers. James Jones will start the 9th inning with a walk. Michael Saunders is the next man to the plate and he lays down a sacrifice bunt to move Jones to second. That brings Robinson Cano to the plate and he strikes out. With two out Kyle Seager will try to keep the inning going as he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Tom Wilhelmsen will take over the pitching duties for the Mariners. Alex Rios will start the home half of the inning with an infield single. Mitch Moreland is the next man to the plate, Rios steals second, and he grounds out to Willie Bloomquist as Rios goes to third. That brings Chris Gimenez to the plate and he grounds out to Kyle Seager. Michael Choice will try to keep the inning going as he flies out to Dustin Ackley to end the 8th inning.
Joakim Soria will take over the pitching duties fro the Rangers. Justin Smoak will start the 9th inning with a ground ball to Andrus for an out. Nick Franklin is the next man to the plate and he strikes out. That brings Dustin Ackley to the plate and he grounds out to Andrus to end the game. 4-3 Rangers win.

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