May 4, 2011 in Sports

Mariners fall to Rangers

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Texas Rangers center fielder Julio Borbon makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki to end the seventh inning of a game on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Seattle.
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SEATTLE — C.J. Wilson struck out 12 in a six-hitter while Mitch Moreland and Chris Davis homered off Seattle rookie Michael Pineda as the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-2 Wednesday night.

Wilson (4-1) retired the final 14 batters in his fourth career complete game. The Rangers stopped their losing streak at three.

Pineda (4-2) didn’t make many mistakes in seven strong innings, continuing a stellar start to his career. But he left a fastball over the middle of the plate on his first pitch of the fifth inning and Moreland hit a 410-foot shot to right-center field for his fourth home run.

Davis turned on an 0-2 fastball in the seventh for his first homer.

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