Late power sends Mariners past Rangers
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Kyle Seager broke out of a slump with a two- run homer in the eighth inning, proving to be the difference as the Seattle Mariners edged the Texas Rangers, 3-1, in the opener of a three-game series.
Seager's homer and Justin Smoak's solo shot in the ninth were the only extra- base hits in a game mostly controlled by the starting pitchers.
Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma (11-6) gave up one run on four hits while walking three and striking out eight in seven innings of work, while Derek Holland was denied a win despite allowing just two hits and three walks in seven scoreless innings for Texas.
The Mariners improved to 2-2 on their nine-game road trip and handed the Rangers just their third loss in their last 17 games.
08/16 23:16:17 ET