April 9, 2010 in Sports

M’s lose fourth consecutive game

Associated Press

Nelson Cruz homered for the third time in four games, Colby Lewis won his season debut and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 6-2 Friday night at Arlington, Texas, to send skidding Seattle to its fourth straight loss.

Seattle had hoped for a quick start after making some big offseason additions, but at 1-4 the Mariners are off to their worst opening since dropping their first five games in 2004.

Cruz had three hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Rangers, who evened their record at 2-2. Vladimir Guerrero keyed a four-run sixth with an RBI double.

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