Mariners 3, Rangers 1
ARLINGTON, Texas, August 17 – It was a close one for the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field. In the end, however, they just couldn’t get it done as they lost to the Seattle Mariners by a final score of 3-1. This game was the first in a set of three between these two clubs over the next several days. The Rangers are hoping they can salvage what’s left of their current homestand. They only have three left after August 19th. Here is a recap of Tuesday evening’s game.
Low Scoring Affair
The game would stay scoreless until the top of the third inning. Mariners’ catcher Cal Raleigh scored on a sacrifice fly courtesy of Ty France. In the bottom of the third inning, the Rangers scored their only run of the evening. It was a solo shot hit by Andy Ibanez. The blast would his fifth of the season. After that in the top of the fifth inning, the Mariners’ second run came on another sacrifice fly hit by Mitch Haniger. Similar to their first one, Raleigh was the one who scored on their second sac-fly as well. Seattle sealed the deal in the top of the ninth inning. Luis Torrens hit his 14th home run of the year. That provided Seattle starter Tyler Anderson with the support that he would need to secure the win.
The aforementioned Anderson had a quality start. He pitched six innings and gave up the Rangers’ only run on three hits. Also, he struck out four and didn’t surrender any walks. Therefore, he did enough to earn the win. That brings his record to 6-8. Mariners’ righty Paul Sewald got the save. It was his fifth of the year. Lefty Taylor Hearn took the loss for Texas. His record now stands at 2-4. He went five innings and gave up two earned runs on five hits. He struck out two and didn’t walk anybody. In conclusion, it’s safe to say that he is still getting used to his starter role. Meanwhile, these two teams play each other again on Wednesday night. Lefty Marco Gonzalez will start for Seattle, and righty Mike Foltynewicz will get the ball for the Rangers. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM CDT.
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