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Rangers sweep in four
Rangers 7, Mariners 6
Ramon Vazquez grabs a wide throw on a stolen-base attempt by Seattle. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
 Vazquez's two-run blast
Ramon Vazquez hit a two-run homer off Seattle closer J.J. Putz in the eighth inning to give the Rangers the lead and a sweep of the four-game series. Kenny Lofton added a two-run homer and an RBI single to help the offense. Joaquin Benoit gave up the lead in the eighth, but earned the win.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (54-45)
Lost 6
Texas 7, Seattle 6   TEX
Texas (46-56)
Won 4
July 25, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0   6 15 0
Texas
0 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 X   7 12 0
Standings thru 7/25/07  |  Gameday  |  Mariners Stats  |  Rangers Stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF5220014.345
Beltre, 3B5134001.274
Ibanez, LF5021012.260
Guillen, RF4020122.284
Vidro, DH4000104.302
Sexson, 1B5020003.205
Johjima, C5000004.272
Lopez, 2B4110003.268
Betancourt, SS3120010.277
  a-Broussard, PH1010000.282
  1-Bloomquist, PR-SS0100000.292
Totals4161552523 

a-Doubled for Betancourt in the 8th.
1-Ran for Broussard in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Beltre 3 (26, McCarthy, McCarthy, Benoit), Suzuki (16, McCarthy), Ibanez 2 (24, Eyre, Benoit), Broussard (4, Benoit).
TB: Suzuki 3; Beltre 6; Ibanez 4; Guillen 2; Sexson 2; Lopez; Betancourt 2; Broussard 2.
RBI: Beltre 4 (54), Ibanez (60).
2-out RBI: Beltre 3; Ibanez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen 2; Ibanez; Lopez; Suzuki; Sexson.
GIDP: Johjima.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Suzuki (27, 2nd base off McCarthy/Laird).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Suzuki (Young at home).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF5223001.303
Young, SS4020000.297
Teixeira, 1B4011011.299
Sosa, DH3000111.241
Byrd, RF4110012.350
Catalanotto, LF3110000.233
  Wilkerson, LF0000000.223
Laird, C4011011.237
Vazquez, 2B3222101.256
Metcalf, 3B4120012.253
Totals347127259 

BATTING
2B: Catalanotto (10, Batista), Laird (11, Batista), Teixeira (24, Batista), Young (27, O'Flaherty), Metcalf (10, Putz).
HR: Lofton (7, 3rd inning off Batista, 1 on, 0 out), Vazquez (5, 8th inning off Putz, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Lofton 5; Young 3; Teixeira 2; Byrd; Catalanotto 2; Laird 2; Vazquez 5; Metcalf 3.
RBI: Laird (33), Lofton 3 (23), Teixeira (49), Vazquez 2 (17).
2-out RBI: Laird; Vazquez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vazquez; Byrd; Sosa; Lofton.
S: Catalanotto.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Young-Vazquez-Teixeira).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Batista 6.08552414.48
O'Flaherty 0.21000003.38
Green 0.11110002.75
Sherrill (H, 15)0.10000001.17
Putz (BS, 1)(L, 1-1)0.22110110.96
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McCarthy 5.08331305.52
Eyre (H, 1)1.23001104.20
Francisco (H, 11)0.21110004.20
Benoit (BS, 3)(W, 4-3)1.23220103.11

Green pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Batista 2, Green, McCarthy.
Pitches-strikes: Batista 101-59, O'Flaherty 12-8, Green 8-3, Sherrill 2-1, Putz 11-8, McCarthy 100-64, Eyre 34-20, Francisco 10-7, Benoit 26-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Batista 8-5, O'Flaherty 2-0, Green 1-0, Sherrill 1-0, Putz 0-1, McCarthy 6-6, Eyre 1-3, Francisco 2-0, Benoit 1-3.
Batters faced: Batista 27, O'Flaherty 3, Green 2, Sherrill 1, Putz 4, McCarthy 23, Eyre 9, Francisco 3, Benoit 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Green 1-0, Sherrill 1-0, Putz 1-1, Francisco 2-0, Benoit 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 89 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:16.
Att: 34,853.

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