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Vidro homers twice in Mariners rout of Rangers

Apr 16, 2007 - 1:56 AM SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Jose Vidro is starting to feel comfortable in his new role.

A former second baseman turned designated hitter, Vidro hit two home runs and drove in four runs in the Seattle Mariners' 14-6 thrashing of the Texas Rangers.

Adrian Beltre hit a two-run blast - his second in two games - and drove in four runs for Seattle, which pounded out 14 hits and four home runs to open the season with consecutive home series wins for the first time in six years. It beat Oakland two out of three to start the season.

"(Vidro) can be a dangerous hitter," Mariners manager Mike Hargrove said. "He is a good hitter who has some pop, especially from the left side, and he got us off on a good foot, especially after we had fallen behind by two runs in the first inning.

The 33-year-old Vidro, who played with the Washington Nationals last season, was acquired by the Mariners in an offseason trade to be their DH. He started the season 4-for-28 with two RBI before breaking out against Texas starter Brandon McCarthy.

"This was something I definitely needed," Vidro said. "I was off swinging a little bit, but I had a great chat with the hitting coach yesterday. I listened to him and we worked on some things in batting practice and it worked in the game."

The former All-Star hit his first two homers of the season - a solo shot in the first and a two-run blast in the second - to stake the Mariners to a 6-2 lead. He finished 3-for-5 with three runs scored.

"I am still young and think I can still play in the field, but I keep my focus away from that and just concentrate," said Vidro about his switch to the DH role. "I don't quit and hopefully one day I can be back out there."

Beltre had a run-scoring single in the second and a three-run homer in the eighth off Bruce Chen.

Horacio Ramirez (1-0) allowed five runs - one earned - and seven hits in six innings to pick up the win. Ramirez made his first official start after throwing four innings in a game against Boston on April 6 that was halted due to rain.

"I thought I was good," Ramirez said. "I thought I did a good job of staying sharp. I went out and threw a few bullpens and overall I didn't feel the effect at all."

Ichiro Suzuki started the home run barrage for Seattle with a leadoff shot - his first of the year - and finished the game with four hits and the Mariners first stolen base, and stolen base attempt, of the season.

McCarthy (1-2) was rocked for six runs - including three homers - in just two innings for the Rangers.

"The two pitches to Vidro I felt were good pitches," McCarthy said. "But he stayed on them pretty well. Other than that, I felt OK. I was a little sick and a little tired, but once I got out there I was fine."

Sammy Sosa drove in two runs and Ian Kinsler hit his sixth homer for Texas, which has lost two in a row.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 6 8 3
    SEATTLE 2 4 0 4 0 0 4 0 x 14 14 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TEX - BRANDON MCCARTHY, KAMERON LOE (3RD), BRUCE CHEN (6TH), SCOTT
    FELDMAN (8TH) AND CHRIS STEWART
    SEA - HORACIO RAMIREZ, JULIO MATEO (7TH), J.J. PUTZ
    (9TH) AND KE

    Apr 15 7:13 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY IAN KINSLER (6) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    9TH OFF J.J. PUTZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6, SEATTLE 14
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M YOUNG (.204, 0-FOR-4)

    Rangers vs. MarinersApr 15 7:12 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY ADRIAN BELTRE (2) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF BRUCE CHEN SCORED WILLIE BLOOMQUIST AND ICHIRO
    SUZUKI.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 5, SEATTLE 14
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J VIDRO (.219, 3-FOR-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI)

    Apr 15 6:43 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY ADRIAN BELTRE (2) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF BRUCE CHEN SCORED WILLIE BLOOMQUIST AND ICHIRO
    SUZUKI.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 5, SEATTLE 14
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J VIDRO (.219, 3-FOR-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI)

    Rangers vs. MarinersApr 15 6:43 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ICHIRO SUZUKI SCORED KENJI JOHJIMA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I SUZUKI ON FIRST, W BLOOMQUIST ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 5
    SEATTLE 11 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: A BELTRE (.207, 1-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Apr 15 6:43 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ICHIRO SUZUKI SCORED KENJI JOHJIMA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I SUZUKI ON FIRST, W BLOOMQUIST ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 5
    SEATTLE 11 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: A BELTRE (.207, 1-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Rangers vs. MarinersApr 15 6:43 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 7 3
    SEATTLE 2 4 0 4 0 0 10 11 2 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TEX - BRUCE CHEN
    SEA - JULIO MATEO

    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J GUILLEN (.192, 0-FOR-3)
    K JOHJIMA (.450, 2-FOR-3, RBI)
    J LOPEZ (.240, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Apr 15 6:26 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY KENNY LOFTON SCORED CHRIS STEWART.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K LOFTON ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 5
    SEATTLE 10 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: I KINSLER (.333, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Rangers vs. MarinersApr 15 6:13 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CHRIS STEWART SCORED MATT KATA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C STEWART ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 4
    SEATTLE 10 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: J HAIRSTON JR (.300, 0-FOR-2)

    Rangers vs. MarinersApr 15 6:09 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK TEIXEIRA SCORED IAN KINSLER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TEIXEIRA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 3
    SEATTLE 10 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: S SOSA (.184, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Apr 15 5:56 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK TEIXEIRA SCORED IAN KINSLER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TEIXEIRA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 3
    SEATTLE 10 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: S SOSA (.184, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Rangers vs. MarinersApr 15 5:56 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 2 0 0 0 2 4 3
    SEATTLE 2 4 0 4 10 11 1 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TEX - KAMERON LOE
    SEA - HORACIO RAMIREZ

    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: K LOFTON (.282, 1-FOR-2)
    I KINSLER (.333, 1-FOR-2)
    M YOUNG (.213, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 15 5:51 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY MATT KATA ALLOWED JOSE VIDRO TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J GUILLEN ON FIRST, R IBANEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 2
    SEATTLE 9 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: K JOHJIMA (.421, 1-FOR-2)

    Rangers vs. MarinersApr 15 5:45 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAUL IBANEZ SCORED ICHIRO SUZUKI AND ADRIAN
    BELTRE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R IBANEZ ON FIRST, J VIDRO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 2
    SEATTLE 8 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R SEXSON (.208, 1-FOR-2)

    Rangers vs. MarinersApr 15 5:41 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY JOSE VIDRO (2) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF BRANDON MCCARTHY SCORED ICHIRO SUZUKI AND ADRIAN
    BELTRE.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 2, SEATTLE 6
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R IBANEZ (.222, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 15 4:59 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADRIAN BELTRE SCORED JOSE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A BELTRE ON FIRST, I SUZUKI ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 2
    SEATTLE 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J VIDRO (.172, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Apr 15 4:55 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADRIAN BELTRE SCORED JOSE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A BELTRE ON FIRST, I SUZUKI ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 2
    SEATTLE 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J VIDRO (.172, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Rangers vs. MarinersApr 15 4:55 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 2 0 2 3 1
    SEATTLE 2 2 3 1 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TEX - BRANDON MCCARTHY
    SEA - HORACIO RAMIREZ

    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J LOPEZ (.261, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    W BLOOMQUIST (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    I SUZUKI (.222, 1-F

    Apr 15 4:40 PM


  • AL
    TEXAS AT SEATTLE
    NOTE: THE HOME RUN BY SEATTLE'S ICHIRO SUZUKI LED OFF THE
    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST INNING.

    Rangers vs. MarinersApr 15 4:26 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ICHIRO SUZUKI (1) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 1ST OFF BRANDON MCCARTHY.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 2, SEATTLE 1
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: A BELTRE (.192, 1 HR, 6 RBI)

    Rangers vs. MarinersApr 15 4:24 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 2 2 2 0
    SEATTLE 0 0 1 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TEX - BRANDON MCCARTHY
    SEA - HORACIO RAMIREZ

    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: I SUZUKI (.192, 0 HR, 2 RBI)
    A BELTRE (.192, 1 HR, 6 RBI)
    J VIDRO (.143, 0 HR, 2 RBI

    Rangers vs. MarinersApr 15 4:21 PM