Topic: Felix Hernandez sales opportunities Seattle Mariners beyond Texas Rangers

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    SEATTLE Mitch Haniger’s shift-forward dwelling function inside the 7th inning was altered in the direction of a move-in advance solitary, however that was sufficient towards offer the Seattle Mariners a 2-1 acquire above the Texas Rangers upon Friday upon a night time after veteran Felix Hernandez was back again at the final of his activity. Seattle’s Haniger drove within just the match-champion irrespective of an overturned make contact with that took absent a 3-operate homer within just the 7th Taijuan Walker Shirt. With runners upon initially and 3rd, Haniger strike a towering fly ball in direction of the remaining-business fence. The ball bounced off the greatest of the wall and was in the beginning dominated a 3-operate homer. A replay trouble resulted in just that speak to remaining overturned, yet the work in opposition to 3rd foundation scored upon what turned an RBI one, which gave Seattle (3-8) a 2-1 contribute. That was sufficient for Hernandez, who authorized merely 1 work upon 6 hits above 7 1 3 innings toward generate his initial get of the time. Hernandez (1-1) struck out 3 with out issuing a stroll in advance of the Seattle bullpen took more than inside the 8th. Lefty Marc Rzepczynski bought the previous 2 outs of the 8th prior to Mariners nearer Edwin Diaz arrived upon and gained his moment help save of the period with a scoreless 9th. The Rangers threatened within the 9th, at the time Diaz struck out the very first 2 batters he confronted. Shortstop Elvis Andrus singled in direction of still left upon a 1-2 depend and moved towards 3rd foundation upon a stolen foundation and wild pitch, still he was stranded there as soon as Jonathan Lucroy grounded out in the direction of 3rd foundation towards conclude the sport. Haniger went 2-for-4 irrespective of taking what would incorporate been his 3rd residence operate of the time taken absent. Teammate Nelson Cruz further a solo property work, his initially of the year. Leadoff hitter Carlos Gomez experienced a couple of hits for Texas (4-6). Cruz’s homer gave Seattle a 1-0 direct inside of the backside of the fourth. Cruz strike a 3-2 pitch in opposition to Texas rookie Martin Perez about the middle-marketplace fence for a 2-out blast. Hernandez retired the to start with 7 Texas hitters in the direction of open up the activity prior to Joey Gallo delivered the very first Rangers strike with a a person-out double into the remaining-centre-industry hole inside of the 3rd. Hernandez threw 5 scoreless innings in direction of open up the sport. The Rangers’ Perez was almost as Great in excess of 3 shutout innings, due within just section in direction of double performs inside the initially and minute innings. He experienced Texas within a scoreless tie until eventually the Cruz homer. Seattle wealthy the bases when that still may well not capitalize, as catcher Mike Zunino struck out in direction of close the danger. NOTES The Rangers determined not in direction of point RHP Matt Bush upon the 10-working day disabled record, even while he includes been out because Monday, every time he strained an AC joint within just his pitching arm. Supervisor Jeff Banister advised reporters ahead of Friday’s recreation that Bush obtained a cortisone injection and that the employees is seeking towards take him back again within just step via the weekend. … Just before Friday’s video game, the Mariners optioned LHP Dillon Overton in direction of Triple-A Tacoma and induced RHP Tony Zych off the 10-working day disabled record. Zych, 26, is coming off Oct move surgical procedures upon his directly biceps tendon. He pitched inside 12 online games with the Mariners closing year ahead of agony the year-finishing operation. … Seattle additionally manufactured a go of more compact worth, investing LHP Paul Fry Guillermo Heredia Shirt, a minimal-leaguer, in the direction of Baltimore for the Orioles’ No. 105 Global Signing Slot. … Texas contains even now nevertheless in direction of standing an formal rookie for Saturday’s sport, nonetheless Banister reported RHP Andrew Cashner, who is by now upon the DL, is the frontrunner. … The Mariners disclosed a Ken Griffey Jr. statue within entrance of Safeco Business upon Thursday and passed out 45,000 mini-replicas toward commemorate the get together Friday.

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