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Mariners-Rangers game postponed due to tornado watch

Apr 24, 2007 - 7:08 PM ARLINGTON, Texas (Ticker) -- Tuesday afternoon's game between the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers was postponed due to a tornado watch coupled with a forecast of increasingly deteriorating weather conditions.

No makeup date has been scheduled, although it will likely be rescheduled when the Mariners return here from July 23-25.

"The safety of our customers is always our number one concern," Rangers president Jeff Cogen said. "Today's matinee had over 8,000 school children in attendance. The tornado watch and forecast made this decision a prudent one."

This marks the sixth postponement of the season for the Mariners, who had all four games against Cleveland at Jacobs Field snowed out from April 6-9 and the club was rained out April 12 in Boston.

The six postponements are the most due to weather-related issues in club history, breaking the old mark of four from the 1978 season.

The Mariners snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-4 win here on Monday night.

Seattle lefthander Jarrod Washburn (0-2) and righthander Vicente Padilla (0-3) were scheduled to start the series finale. Both are slated to start on Wednesday when the Mariners visit Oakland and the Rangers face Cleveland.

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