Torrealba, Rangers rout MarinersSep 26, 2011 - 12:31 AM
Ian Kinsler and Adrian Beltre each had three hits, including a homer, for Texas, which finished 52-29 at home and are a game ahead of AL Central champion Detroit for home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Rangers conclude their season on the road against the Angels, who are still alive for a wild card berth. The Tigers host Cleveland in their final three contests.
"We're playing good baseball. We're definitely capable of it," Kinsler said of the Rangers possibly making a run in the playoffs.
The 52 home wins matches a club record for the Rangers, as they also had that mark in 1978. They ended the year with a seven-game win streak in Arlington and had a club-record 15 wins against Seattle this season.
Holland (16-5), who established a career-high in victories this season, has just one loss over his last 11 decisions. He allowed five hits and three runs while fanning seven over five innings Sunday.
Charlie Furbush (4-10) gave up six hits and six runs -- five earned -- over 4 1/3 frames for the Mariners, who have lost four in a row.
Mike Carp, Alex Liddi, Kyle Seager and Chris Gimenez homered in defeat.
The Rangers, who posted their seventh win in eight games, went ahead in the second thanks to Beltre's 30th homer of the year.
Gimenez tied it with his longball in the third, but Kinsler went deep in the bottom half and Mike Napoli's RBI single gave the Rangers a 4-1 cushion.
Liddi's two-run homer to left in the fourth cut into the gap, but Esteban German's sacrifice fly made it a two-run margin in the fifth.
Carp homered to right off Darren O'Day in the sixth, but Torrealba countered with the first of his two blasts of the day in the bottom half.
The Rangers then extended the margin to 11-4 in the seventh on Torrealba's slam off Chance Ruffin.
"That's what you're supposed to do with pitches that get left over the plate," Gimenez said. "They definitely take advantage of it and put so much pressure on us, the pitching staff."
Texas added another run in the eighth thanks to an error on Seager, who homered in the ninth off Merkin Valdez.
Beltre has homered in three straight contests...The Rangers are 37-17 vs. AL West competition...The Rangers established a new franchise record for home attendance in a season. With a crowd of 43,508, the final total for 81 home dates at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is 2,946,949 surpassing the 2,945,244 set in 1997.
- SEATTLE: 5
Sep 25 6:22 PM
- Ichiro Suzuki singled to center. Runner on first with two outs and Trayvon Robinson due up.
Mariners 5, Rangers 12 Top 9, 2 OutsSep 25 6:18 PM
- Pinch-Hitter David Murphy flied out to left. Runner on first with two outs and Mike Napoli due up.
Mariners 4, Rangers 12 Bot 8, 2 OutsSep 25 6:09 PM
- Yorvit Torrealba two-out, Grand Slam 2 (7) to left scored Esteban German, Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz. Craig Gentry due up.
Mariners 4, Rangers 11 Bot 7, 2 OutsSep 25 5:39 PM
- Yorvit Torrealba one-out, solo Home Run (6) to left. Craig Gentry due up.
Mariners 4, Rangers 7 Bot 6, 1 OutSep 25 5:02 PM
- Justin Smoak struck out swinging. None on with one out and Wily Mo Pena due up.
Mariners 4, Rangers 6 Top 6, 1 OutSep 25 4:53 PM
- Esteban German sacrifice fly scored Ian Kinsler. On the play, Trayvon Robinson's fielding error scored Esteban German. None on with none out and Josh Hamilton due up.
Mariners 3, Rangers 6 Bot 5, 0 OutsSep 25 4:44 PM
- Alex Liddi two-out, two-run Home Run (3) to left scored Justin Smoak. Kyle Seager due up.
Mariners 3, Rangers 4 Top 4, 2 OutsSep 25 4:14 PM
- Mike Napoli singled to left scored Josh Hamilton. On the play, Adrian Beltre advances to second. Runners on first and second with two outs and Nelson Cruz due up.
Mariners 1, Rangers 4 Bot 3, 2 OutsSep 25 4:04 PM
- Ian Kinsler one-out, two-run Home Run (31) to center scored Craig Gentry. Esteban German due up.
Mariners 1, Rangers 3 Bot 3, 1 OutSep 25 3:58 PM
- Chris Gimenez one-out, solo Home Run (1) to right center. Ichiro Suzuki due up.
Mariners 1, Rangers 1 Top 3, 1 OutSep 25 3:42 PM
- Adrian Beltre lead-off Home Run (30) to center. Mike Napoli due up.
Mariners 0, Rangers 1 Bot 2, 0 OutsSep 25 3:31 PM
- SEATTLE: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Sep 25 3:10 PM
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