Late Rally Sends Mariners To 4-3 Win Over Rangers
ARLINGTON (AP) – John Jaso had an RBI single with two outs in the ninth to cap a three-run rally off new Rangers closer Joe Nathan and give the Seattle Mariners a 4-3 victory over the two-time defending American League champions Wednesday night.
Jaso, the No. 9 hitter playing his first game this season, had a leadoff triple in the eighth and then scored Seattle’s first run on a single by Dustin Ackley.
Justin Smoak led off the ninth with a single against Nathan (0-2) before Kyle Seager’s double. Jesus Montero then had a sacrifice fly and Michael Saunders an RBI double before Jaso’s liner up the middle.
ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 11: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers beats the tag by Jesus Montero #63 of the Seattle Mariners at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 11, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
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