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Rangers Fight Back Late But Drop Fifth S

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      January 16, 2023 9:03 AM MST
  • The Texas Rangers dropped their fifth straight game, losing to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night by a score of 4-2 at T-Mobile Park.After dropping the first game of the series in a relatively clean game on Tuesday, the Rangers got off to a good start. They managed to get runners on the corners with only one out in the first inning, but Mitch Garver grounded into a double play to end the threat.In the bottom half of the frame, Texas turned the seventh triple play in Rangers history. After Adam Frazier walked and Ty France singled to lead off the Jerryd Bayless Jersey inning, Je se Winker lined out sharply to Nathaniel Lowe at first base. With a full count, both baserunners were moving on contact. After Lowe snagged the liner, he trotted over to first base to double up France then to sed the ball to Corey Seager at second base for the third out.However, it went downhill from there. The offense went into a slumber as Seattle starter Logan Gilbert found a groove and made it through 6 2/3 innings while facing three over the minimum from the beginning of the second inning until he was taken out with two outs in the seventh. Joel Embiid Jersey Marcus SemienDane DunningNathaniel LoweJust as Lowe was a key part of the triple play in the first inning, an error by him in the third allowed Seattle to get on the board and elevate the pitch count for Rangers starter Dane Dunning.Dunning tried to get through five innings, but was chased after just two batters in the fifth. John King came in to try and limit the damage, but the Mariners batted around and put up three more runs to give them a 4-0 advantage.Scroll to ContinueThe Rangers' bats finally came alive in the ninth inning. Against Seattle right-hander Diego Castillo, Marcus Semien and Seager led off with back-to-back singles, then Semien scored on a fielder's choice error by Seattle third baseman Abraham Toro. Seager moved up to third base Julius Erving Jersey on a fielder's choice by Lowe, then Adolis Garca just mi sed a game-tying homer, but settled for a sacrifice fly to bring the Rangers within two runs.Nick Solak, who came in the game in the seventh inning Timothe Luwawu Jersey as a pinch hitter for Willie Calhoun, struck out on three pitches to end the comeback attempt.If you're looking for a silver lining, Adolis Garca had a solid day at the plate, going 1-for-3 with a double and RBI. His two outs were also hard line outs.In addition, Garca nearly earned an outfield a sist on a throw home in the fifth inning that would have prevented the Mariners' fourth run from scoring. Though it appeared Jonah Heim applied the tag on Je se Winker before his foot cro sed the plate, the replay challenge by manager Chris Woodward was unsucce sful.In addition, Brock Burke added two more scorele s innings out of the bullpen for the Rangers. It's been a very solid start to the season for Burke, as he is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings over four relief appearances. As inconsistent as Texas pitching has been thus far, Burke has stood out among the entire pitching staff.The Rangers (2-9) will look to end their five-game skid as they wrap Gerald Henderson Jersey up their three-game series with the Mariners (7-5) on Thursday night. Texas southpaw Taylor Hearn (0-1, 4.70 ERA) is scheduled to square off with Seattle left-hander Marco Gonzales (1-1, 3.00 ERA).
      December 6, 2022 10:13 PM MST