Sports

Texas completes sweep of Mariners

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Seattle Mariners are done on the road after matching the slugging A.L. West champion Texas Rangers.

Even though the Mariners hit four home runs Sunday, the same as Texas, that again wasn’t nearly enough in a 12-5 loss before going home to finish the regular season.

“We’re not in that game yet,” manager Eric Wedge said. “They’ve got a tremendous lineup.”

Seattle got solo homers from Chris Gimenez, Mike Carp and Kyle Seager and a two-run shot from Alex Liddi.

Yorvit Torrealba homered in consecutive innings for Texas, a solo shot in the sixth and a grand slam in the seventh that stretched the lead to 11-4. Adrian Beltre and Ian Kinsler both hit long homers for Texas off left-hander Charlie Furbush (4-10).

“They’re one of the better teams in baseball. They got me with the long ball,” Furbush said.

Kinsler’s two-run shot to left-center in the third snapped a 1-1 tie and put Texas ahead to stay before Mike Napoli added an RBI single later in the inning. It was the 31st homer for Kinsler, equaling a career high for the Rangers’ leadoff hitter.

Beltre led off the second with his 30th homer, hitting the ninth pitch he got onto the hill in straightaway center. It was his 10th homer in his past 13 games.

Seattle, which finishes the season at home with a three-game series against Oakland, was 4-15 against the Rangers this season.

“This is not a team you want to go into a long-ball contest with. This team, in this park, they don’t miss,” Gimenez said.

With the three-game sweep, Texas matched a franchise record with its 52nd win at home.

Felix says he’s fine

That dark bruise a few inches about Felix Hernandez’s right wrist has plenty of time to heal.

The Seattle ace said he’s OK a day after taking a liner off his forearm in his last scheduled start of the season. He displayed the bruise Sunday.

When Hernandez was asked when he’d be able to throw again, he responded, “I don’t need to throw anymore.”

Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
I.Suzuki rf 5 0 2 0 0 0 .273
Robinson cf 5 0 1 0 0 2 .213
Ackley 2b 4 0 1 0 1 1 .280
Carp lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .284
Smoak 1b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .236
W.Pena dh 4 0 0 0 0 3 .209
Liddi 3b 4 1 1 2 0 2 .219
Seager ss 3 1 1 1 1 1 .261
Gimenez c 4 1 1 1 0 1 .196
Totals 37 5 10 5 2 12
Texas AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Kinsler 2b 4 3 3 2 1 0 .253
German 3b 4 2 1 1 0 1 .455
J.Hamilton cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .300
L.Martin cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .375
A.Beltre dh 4 2 3 1 0 1 .293
Murphy ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272
Napoli 1b 5 0 1 1 0 1 .318
N.Cruz rf 3 1 0 0 1 0 .264
E.Chavez lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301
Torrealba c 4 2 2 5 0 1 .276
Treanor c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215
Gentry lf-rf 4 1 2 0 0 1 .271
A.Blanco ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .224
Totals 37 12 13 10 3 7
Seattle 001 201 001—5 10 2
Texas 013 021 41x—12 13 1

E—T.Robinson (6), Seager (6), Gentry (2). LOB—Seattle 7, Texas 5. 2B—Ackley (16). HR—C.Gimenez (1), Liddi (3), Carp (12), Seager (3), A.Beltre (30), Kinsler (31), Torrealba 2 (7). RBIs—Carp (46), Liddi 2 (6), Seager (13), C.Gimenez (6), Kinsler 2 (76), German (4), A.Beltre (101), Napoli (69), Torrealba 5 (37). SB—Kinsler 2 (29), German (1), A.Beltre (1). CS—Kinsler (3). SF—German. RLISP—Seattle 5, Texas 1.

Seattle IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Furbush L,4-10 41/3 6 6 5 1 4 5.48
Delabar 12/3 2 1 1 1 2 3.00
Jimenez 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 6.35
Ruffin 2/3 3 3 3 1 1 4.60
League 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.69
Texas IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Holland W,16-5 5 5 3 3 1 7 3.95
O’Day H,3 1 1 1 1 0 2 5.40
Kirkman H,1 1 0 0 0 0 1 6.59
Gonzalez 1 1 0 0 1 1 4.30
M.Valdez 1 3 1 1 0 1 6.23

IR-S—Ruffin 1-1. WP—League. Balk—D.Holland. T—3:13. A—43,508 (49,170).



Click here to comment on this story »





Blogs


North Idaho hiking, paddling trips continue

GROUP TRIPS -- Hiking, paddling and birding in the Panhandle are featured in the 10th annual Summer Adventure Series of group outings led by the Idaho Conservation League. The 10 ...


Weekend Wild Card — 8.27-28.16

High school and college football are here, so we can no longer pretend. Summer is going, going, almost gone. Yet, the weather remains nice. And the tourists are about to ...


Trump rally at Everett arena

Donald Trump will hold a rally at the Xfinity Arena in Everett at 7 p.m. Tuesday, his campaign said today. The rally went up on the official campaign schedule, which ...



Where does the money go?

sponsored You’ve probably heard of co-ops: food co-ops, childcare co-ops, housing co-ops, energy co-ops.



Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile