Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - A.J. Pierzynski hit a solo home run to help the
Texas Rangers take a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a
Elvis Andrus, David Murphy and Nelson Cruz each drove in a run for the
Rangers, who have won seven of their last nine.
Justin Grimm lasted just four innings in the start as he gave up two runs on
five hits with three walks. Joe Ortiz (1-0) got the first win of his career
for tossing two perfect innings in relief.
Franklin Gutierrez hit a solo home run while Justin Smoak had two hits and two
runs scored for the Mariners, who have dropped seven of their past nine games.
Felix Hernandez (1-2) gave up four runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits with a
pair of walks and five strikeouts, the second of which was the 1,500th of his
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