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Putz can't hold it
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Rangers 5, Mariners 4
Yuniesky Betancourt scores the Mariners' fourth run on a wild pitch. (Jim Bryant/AP)
J.J. Putz allowed a two-run homer to Josh Hamilton in the ninth inning, as the Mariners fell to the Rangers. The Mariners had taken a 4-3 lead in the eighth inning when Yuniesky Betancourt scored on a wild pitch, capping a three-run rally.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (1-1)
Won 1
Texas 5, Seattle 4   SEA
Seattle (1-1)
Lost 1
April 1, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2   5 10 3
Seattle
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0   4 12 2
Standings thru 4/1/08  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Mariners stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 1 1 0 1 1 2 .222
Young, M, SS 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .333
Hamilton, CF 5 2 2 2 0 2 2 .333
Blalock, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .333
  Vazquez, R, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Bradley, DH 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000
Catalanotto, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
  a-Byrd, PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Murphy, Dv, RF-LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 .500
Laird, C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .200
Broussard, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .125
Totals 35 5 10 5 5 5 21  

a-Flied out for Catalanotto in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Blalock 2 (2, Hernandez, F, O'Flaherty), Murphy, Dv (1, O'Flaherty).
HR: Hamilton (1, 9th inning off Putz, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler; Hamilton 5; Catalanotto; Blalock 4; Broussard; Laird; Murphy, Dv 3.
RBI: Broussard (1), Bradley (1), Murphy, Dv (2), Hamilton 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Laird 2; Broussard.
SAC: Laird.
SF: Bradley.
GIDP: Young, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Kinsler 2 (2, missed catch, fielding), Young, M (2, throw).

 
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, CF 5 0 3 1 1 0 2 .375
Lopez, Jo, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 6 .286
Ibanez, LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 .125
  2-Bloomquist, PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Sexson, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 3 5 .125
Beltre, A, 3B 3 0 1 0 2 0 3 .429
Wilkerson, RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000
Vidro, DH 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 .125
Johjima, C 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .333
  1-Jimerson, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Burke, J, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Betancourt, Y, SS 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 .625
Totals 40 4 12 3 5 6 25  

1-Ran for Johjima in the 8th. 2-Ran for Ibanez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Betancourt, Y 2 (2, Padilla, Wilson, C).
TB: Beltre, A; Betancourt, Y 6; Vidro; Sexson; Suzuki, I 3; Johjima 2.
RBI: Johjima (1), Betancourt, Y (1), Suzuki, I (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre, A; Lopez, Jo 3; Wilkerson 2; Suzuki, I.
SAC: Lopez, Jo.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 15.

BASERUNNING
SB: Vidro (1, 2nd base off Padilla/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Hernandez, F (1, throw), Sexson (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Lopez, Jo-Sexson, Hernandez, F-Sexson).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Padilla 6.0 8 1 1 3 4 0 1.50
Guardado 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Benoit (BS, 1)(W, 1-0) 1.0 2 3 1 2 1 0 9.00
Wilson, C (S, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F 7.0 5 1 0 3 3 0 0.00
O'Flaherty 0.2 3 2 2 0 0 0 16.20
Lowe, M 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Putz (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 1.0 2 2 2 1 2 1 9.00

WP: Benoit.
IBB: Suzuki, I (by Padilla), Ibanez (by Benoit).
Pitches-strikes: Padilla 110-64, Guardado 15-10, Benoit 29-14, Wilson, C 14-10, Hernandez, F 97-60, O'Flaherty 14-9, Lowe, M 6-2, Putz 30-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Padilla 2-7, Guardado 0-1, Benoit 3-0, Wilson, C 1-2, Hernandez, F 13-3, O'Flaherty 0-1, Lowe, M 0-1, Putz 0-1.
Batters faced: Padilla 29, Guardado 4, Benoit 9, Wilson, C 4, Hernandez, F 29, O'Flaherty 5, Lowe, M 2, Putz 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Lowe, M 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 45 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:17.
Att: 25,204.
Venue: Safeco Field.
April 1, 2008
April 1, 2008

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