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Lopez, Guillen pace Mariners to rout of Rangers

Jun 4, 2007 - 12:33 AM SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Jose Lopez and Jose Guillen each drove in three runs to help rookie lefthander Ryan Feierabend earn his first major league victory as the Seattle Mariners came from behind to rout the Texas Rangers, 11-6, on Sunday afternoon.

Feierabend (1-1), making his second start of the year, went 7 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits and four runs, walking one and striking out five after surviving a pair of Rangers home runs which had given them an 4-1 lead in the fourth inning.

"The kid was pretty special today at the right time," Mariners acting manager John McLaren said. "We didn't have many guys in the bullpen today and there were a couple of guys who weren't going out there no matter what."

McLaren has managed the last three games for Mike Hargrove, who was away attending his daughter's high school graduation.

Victor Diaz hit a pair of home runs and drove in five runs for Texas.

After Diaz's three-run homer in the fourth, Feierabend allowed just two singles the rest of the way before leaving with one out in the eighth.

"I don't know how to describe it, it's just incredible," said Feierabend of his feelings about his effort. "I couldn't believe that there was a chance I could get my first major league win. It's very special."

Rangers starter Robinson Tejeda (4-6) went 5 2/3 innings, allowing eight hits and eight runs, walking three and striking out four to absorb his third consecutive loss.

Lopez, who had four hits for the second time in his career, hit a bases-loaded double to cap a five-run fourth inning and give the Mariners a 6-4 advantage.

"(Lopez) is a pretty good player," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "But all it would have been was hits if we made some plays prior to the time he came up to the plate. But, we didn't, so we ended up paying for it. They scored nine runs on some miscues."

Raul Ibanez extended his hitting streak to 11 games when he opened the fourth inning with a single and Ben Broussard drew a one-out walk. Tejeda hit Willie Bloomquist with two outs to load the bases and backup catcher Jamie Burke singled to third to score one run.

Ichiro Suzuki drew a bases-loaded walk to score the second run of the inning. Lopez followed with his bases-clearing double off the top of the left field fence to give the Mariners a 6-4 lead.

Seattle added four runs in the sixth to make it 10-4. Yuniesky Betancourt blooped a double that fell at the feet of center fielder Marlon Byrd, who appeared to lose the ball in the sun.

After Betancourt stole third, Burke scored him with a suicide squeeze. Tejeda walked Ichiro, then departed for reliever Wes Littleton.

Lopez, batting second for the first time this year, greeted him with an infield single that second baseman Ian Kinsler threw away at first for an error. Lopez wound up at second and Ichiro at third. Guillen doubled to center for two more runs and Ibanez hit a run-scoring single that capped the inning.

Tejeda's throwing error helped the Mariners jump on top 1-0 with an unearned run in the first inning. Lopez hit a grounder back to Tejeda, who threw it wide of first, allowing Lopez to go to third base, where he on scored on Jose Guillen's single.

"Tejada did his job, but the defense didn't help him out at all, and that's what cost us the ballgame," Washington said.

The Rangers manager was also less than complimentary about Feierabend's effort on the mound.

"To me he didn't have nothing," Washington said. "He did a good job. I thought we banged him pretty good, but when he got the lead, anybody can pitch with a lead like that. He wouldn't have been in there if we got out of that (fourth) inning. I guarantee you he wouldn't have been around, cause he certainly wasn't fooling anybody."

Mark Teixeira tied the game 1-1 in the second with his 11th homer, a shot over the center field fence that just eluded the glove of a leaping Ichiro.

Diaz hit his second homer, a two-run shot in the eighth inning off reliever Jon Huber.

Betancourt doubled in the second inning to extend his major league-leading hitting streak to 15 games.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 6 10 2
    SEATTLE 1 0 0 5 0 4 0 1 x 11 12 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TEX - ROBINSON TEJEDA, WES LITTLETON (6TH), C.J. WILSON (8TH) AND
    GERALD LAIRD, CHRIS STEWART (7TH)
    SEA - RYAN FEIERABEND, JON HUBER (8TH) AND JAMIE BURKE

    HOME RU

    Jun 3 6:57 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    PASSED BALL BY CHRIS STEWART ALLOWED JAMIE BURKE TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R IBANEZ ON FIRST, J GUILLEN ON SECOND, J
    LOPEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6
    SEATTLE 11 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R SEXSON (.206, 0-FOR-4)

    Rangers vs. MarinersJun 3 6:47 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY VICTOR DIAZ (7) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF JON HUBER SCORED MARK TEIXEIRA.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6, SEATTLE 10
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M BYRD (.333, 1-FOR-3)

    Rangers vs. MarinersJun 3 6:30 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAUL IBANEZ SCORED JOSE GUILLEN.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, 0 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 4
    SEATTLE 10 END BOTTOM, 6TH

    Rangers vs. MarinersJun 3 6:08 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOSE GUILLEN SCORED ICHIRO SUZUKI AND JOSE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J GUILLEN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 4
    SEATTLE 9 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R IBANEZ (.282, 1-FOR-3)

    Rangers vs. MarinersJun 3 6:06 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE BY JAMIE BURKE SCORED YUNIESKY BETANCOURT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 4
    SEATTLE 7 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: I SUZUKI (.329, 0-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Rangers vs. MarinersJun 3 5:58 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOSE LOPEZ SCORED WILLIE BLOOMQUIST, JAMIE BURKE
    AND ICHIRO SUZUKI.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, J LOPEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 4
    SEATTLE 6 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J GUILLEN (.279, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Rangers vs. MarinersJun 3 5:25 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO ICHIRO SUZUKI SCORED BEN BROUSSARD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, I SUZUKI ON FIRST, J BURKE ON SECOND, W
    BLOOMQUIST ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 4
    SEATTLE 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J LOPEZ (.279, 1-FOR-2)

    Rangers vs. MarinersJun 3 5:23 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JAMIE BURKE SCORED RAUL IBANEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BURKE ON FIRST, W BLOOMQUIST ON SECOND, B
    BROUSSARD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 4
    SEATTLE 2 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: I SUZUKI (.329, 0-FOR-2)

    Rangers vs. MarinersJun 3 5:21 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY VICTOR DIAZ (6) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF RYAN FEIERABEND SCORED MICHAEL YOUNG AND MARK
    TEIXEIRA.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 4, SEATTLE 1
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M BYRD (.323, 0-FOR-1)

    Rangers vs. MarinersJun 3 5:01 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MARK TEIXEIRA (11) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 2ND OFF RYAN FEIERABEND.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 1, SEATTLE 1
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: V DIAZ (.283, 5 HR, 11 RBI)

    Rangers vs. MarinersJun 3 4:26 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE GUILLEN SCORED JOSE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J GUILLEN ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 0
    SEATTLE 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R IBANEZ (.281, 1 HR, 31 RBI)

    Rangers vs. MarinersJun 3 4:20 PM