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Bullpen comes up short
Mariners 6, Rangers 4
Edinson Volquez gave up three runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings. (Kevin P. Casey/AP)
Travis Metcalf's three-hit night seemed to set up a win over the Mariners before the bullpen unraveled in the eighth and ninth. Joaquin Benoit blew the save, and Mike Wood gave up a game-winning home run.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (75-85)
Lost 1
Seattle 6, Texas 4   SEA
Seattle (86-74)
Won 3
September 28, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0   4 10 0
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2   6 11 0
Standings thru 9/28/07  |  Recap: SEA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Mariners Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, 1B4000012.260
  Cruz, RF0000000.237
Kinsler, 2B4010012.267
Young, SS2012001.315
  Vazquez, SS2010000.235
Byrd, CF4000013.307
Blalock, DH4000001.293
Botts, LF3010001.245
  Wilkerson, 1B1000010.235
Murphy, RF-LF4010021.361
Saltalamacchia, C4220002.266
Metcalf, 3B4232011.255
Totals3641040714 

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (22, Weaver), Vazquez (13, Weaver), Saltalamacchia (13, Weaver), Murphy (11, Putz).
HR: Metcalf (5, 7th inning off Weaver, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young; Vazquez 2; Botts; Murphy 2; Saltalamacchia 3; Metcalf 6.
RBI: Young 2 (94), Metcalf 2 (21).
2-out RBI: Young 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Botts; Metcalf.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Metcalf (1, 2nd base by Weaver/Johjima).

FIELDING
DP: (Metcalf-Kinsler-Catalanotto).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF5020004.350
Beltre, 3B5220002.278
Ibanez, LF4110122.289
Guillen, RF5000005.285
Clement, DH4212110.357
Johjima, C4012000.289
Morse, 1B2011100.700
  a-Broussard, PH1010000.275
  1-Jimerson, PR01000001.000
  Green, SS0000000.000
Lopez, 2B2000101.253
Bloomquist, SS3010013.287
  b-Vidro, PH-1B1011000.316
Totals3661164417 

a-Singled for Morse in the 8th. b-Singled for Bloomquist in the 8th.
1-Ran for Broussard in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Johjima (29, Volquez).
HR: Clement (2, 9th inning off Wood, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Suzuki 2; Beltre 2; Ibanez; Clement 4; Johjima 2; Morse; Broussard; Bloomquist; Vidro.
RBI: Johjima 2 (61), Morse (2), Vidro (59), Clement 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Vidro; Clement 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Suzuki 2.
GIDP: Bloomquist.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jimerson (2, 2nd base off Benoit/Saltalamacchia).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Volquez 5.16333304.50
Littleton 0.20000004.31
Rheinecker (H, 2)0.21000105.36
Francisco (H, 21)0.10000004.55
Benoit (BS, 7)1.02111002.85
Wood (L, 3-2)0.22220015.33
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Weaver 8.09440516.20
Putz (W, 6-1)1.01000201.39

HBP: Lopez (by Littleton).
Pitches-strikes: Volquez 101-63, Littleton 6-4, Rheinecker 13-9, Francisco 4-3, Benoit 19-10, Wood 16-8, Weaver 109-73, Putz 19-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Volquez 5-8, Littleton 2-0, Rheinecker 0-1, Francisco 1-0, Benoit 3-0, Wood 1-1, Weaver 7-11, Putz 0-1.
Batters faced: Volquez 25, Littleton 2, Rheinecker 3, Francisco 1, Benoit 6, Wood 4, Weaver 32, Putz 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Littleton 2-0, Francisco 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 55 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:08.
Att: 31,954.

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