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National League Game Capsules
(Wednesday, August 20)

Final Score: Texas 5, Miami 4

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Rios had two hits, drove in a pair and scored a run as the Texas Rangers held off the Miami Marlins, 5-4, to earn a split of a two-game interleague set on Wednesday afternoon. Nick Martinez (3-9) started for the Rangers and picked up the win in his hometown, surrendering just two runs on six hits in six innings. With his family in the stands, the right-hander struck out seven and walked two to win for the second time in three decisions. Leonys Martin added three hits and drove in a run for the Rangers, who improved to just 6-12 in the month of August. Adrian Beltre chipped in with two hits and scored a run for Texas, which won for only the 15th time in 57 games since June 14. Marcel Ozuna had three hits, including a solo homer, and drove in a run for the Marlins, who ended a nine-game homestand with a 6-3 mark.

Final Score: Philadelphia 4, Seattle 3

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chase Utley singled home the go-ahead run in the fourth and the Philadelphia Phillies held on to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 in the rubber match of a three-game set. Wil Nieves finished 3- for-4 with a double and a run scored and Jimmy Rollins scored twice as the Phillies picked up their first-ever series win against the Mariners. Cole Hamels (7-6) got the win for his five innings of work. He surrendered three runs and gave up nine hits while striking out four. Kendrys Morales hit a solo homer and Logan Morrison hit an RBI double for the Mariners, who have dropped three of five on the heels of a five-game winning streak. James Paxton (3-1) suffered his first big league loss after allowing four runs -- one earned -- on seven hits and two walks.

08/20 16:52:42 ET

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