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May 5, 2011
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Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki, left, dives back to first safely as Texas Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli catches the ball on a pickoff attempt in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Seattle.

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Seattle Mariners’ Justin Smoak, right, is greeted at home by Ryan Langerhans after Smoak’s home run against the Texas Rangers in the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Seattle.

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Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan throws to first on a grounder from Texas Rangers’ David Murphy in the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Seattle. Murphy was out at first.

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Seattle Mariners’ Luis Rodriguez is wrapped up by Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre after Beltre tagged out Rodriguez on a grounder from Adam Kennedy, who was safe at first in the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Seattle.

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Texas Rangers center fielder Julio Borbon collides with the outfield wall while chasing a hit from Seattle Mariners’ Justin Smoak in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Seattle. Smoak doubled on the play.

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Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan, left, points to where center fielder Michael Saunders should throw as Saunders fields a single from Texas Rangers’ Michael Young in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Seattle.

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Seattle Mariners’ Jack Wilson smiles as he’s congratulated in the dugout after scoring against the Texas Rangers in the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Seattle. Wilson scored on a single by Ichiro Suzuki.

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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis tosses to first after fielding a grounder from Seattle Mariners’ Michael Saunders in the seventh inning of a major league baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Seattle. Saunders was out on the turn.

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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Jason Vargas removes his cap as he enter the dugout after being relieved during the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers in a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Seattle.

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Seattle Mariners’ Justin Smoak singles against the Texas Rangers in the eighth inning of a major league baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Seattle.

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Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus lays down a bunt against the Seattle Mariners in the eighth inning of a major league baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Seattle. Andrus grounded out on the turn.

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Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo, left, and closer Brandon League punch each other in congratulations after the team beat the Texas Rangers in a major league baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Seattle. The Mariners won 3-1.

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Seattle Mariners Luis Rodriguez (1), Ichiro Suzuki, Michael Saunders and Ryan Langerhans share congratulations after the team beat the Texas Rangers in a major league baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Seattle. The Mariners won 3-1.