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Millwood cruises to No. 16
Mariners go quietly
Felix Hernandez raised his season strikeout total to 165 with nine more in the opener against the Rangers. Yuniesky Betancourt provided the only Mariners run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. Adrian Beltre had a pair of hits and a couple of sharp lineouts, while Richie Sexson went 2-for-3.
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Rangers 8, Mariners 1
Kevin Millwood's 16 wins bring him within two of his career high with two starts left. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Win streak reaches three
Gary Matthews Jr. (3-for-5) and Michael Young (2-for-4) scored in the third inning when Carlos Lee and Hank Blalock hit back-to-back doubles. Nelson Cruz added a three-run homer in the seventh as the Rangers backed Kevin Millwood's seven solid innings. Millwood allowed one run on four hits.
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 Blalock's RBI double
 Cruz's three-run homer
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 18, 2006
SEA
Seattle (71-79)
Lost 1
Texas 8, Seattle 1   TEX
Texas (77-74)
Won 3
September 18, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 6 1
Texas
0 0 3 0 1 1 3 0 X   8 11 0
Standings thru 9/18/06  |  Gameday  |  Mariners Stats  |  Rangers Stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF4000000.317
Beltre, 3B4020000.264
Johjima, C4000002.295
Ibanez, LF3110110.278
Sexson, 1B3020102.256
Broussard, DH3000023.292
  a-Perez, PH-DH0000000.257
  b-Dobbs, PH-DH1000001.250
Betancourt, SS3001001.291
Snelling, RF3010010.301
Lopez, 2B3000012.284
Totals311612511 

a-Batted for Broussard in the 9th. b-Grounded out for Perez in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ibanez (32, Millwood), Sexson (35, Wilson).
TB: Beltre 2; Ibanez 2; Sexson 3; Snelling.
RBI: Betancourt (44).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sexson; Lopez; Betancourt.
SF: Betancourt.
GIDP: Johjima.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Betancourt (18, missed catch).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5230002.317
Young, M, SS4120101.317
Teixeira, 1B4001133.272
Lee, LF5122024.301
  Hairston, LF0000000.202
Blalock, DH4121111.272
DeRosa, 3B4000125.306
Kinsler, 2B3110100.281
Laird, C3100124.314
Cruz, RF3113100.216
Totals35811771020 

BATTING
2B: Young, M (49, Hernandez), Lee (34, Hernandez), Blalock (25, Hernandez).
HR: Cruz (5, 7th inning off O'Flaherty, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Matthews 3; Young, M 3; Lee 3; Blalock 3; Kinsler; Cruz 4.
RBI: Lee 2 (109), Blalock (85), Teixeira (97), Cruz 3 (16).
2-out RBI: Lee 2; Blalock; Teixeira; Cruz 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird; DeRosa 2; Lee 2; Young, M.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: (DeRosa-Kinsler-Teixeira).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (L, 11-14)5.07442904.68
Chick 1.21335005.79
O'Flaherty 1.13110115.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (W, 16-10)7.04112404.36
Bauer 1.01000003.50
Wilson 0.11000103.57
Feldman 0.20000004.26

WP: O'Flaherty.
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 97-59, Chick 47-18, O'Flaherty 25-14, Millwood 109-72, Bauer 8-6, Wilson 6-4, Feldman 7-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 6-0, Chick 1-4, O'Flaherty 1-2, Millwood 6-11, Bauer 3-0, Wilson 0-0, Feldman 2-0.
Batters faced: Hernandez 24, Chick 11, O'Flaherty 7, Millwood 27, Bauer 3, Wilson 2, Feldman 2.
Inherited runners-scored: O'Flaherty 2-2, Feldman 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Adam Dowdy. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 80 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:46.
Att: 18,194.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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