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Vazquez's walk-off blast lifts Rangers past Mariners

May 13, 2008 - 6:10 AM ARLINGTON, Texas (Ticker) -- Ramon Vazquez hit a solo homer off Brendan Morrow in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Texas Rangers a 13-12 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday.

Josh Hamilton homered and pushed his major league-leading RBI total to 43 by driving in four runs for the Rangers, who battled back from an early 5-0 deficit by drawing 13 walks and pounding out 14 hits.

"We're putting good at-bats together. We're looking for good pitches to hit," Vazquez said. "We're aggressive when we need to be aggressive and patient when we need to be patient. We're getting it done and everybody's having fun."

Vazquez, who finished with two hits and two runs scored, came up with one out in the 10th and drove a 1-0 pitch from Morrow (0-1) into the right-field seats for the game-winning run.

"The guy was throwing 96 (mph), so I was looking for (a fastball)," Vazquez said.

Trailing, 12-8, in the ninth inning, the Mariners forced extra innings by rallying against Texas closer C.J. Wilson. Adrian Beltre worked a seven-pitch at-bat before singling to start the spurt and came home when Raul Ibanez followed with a double.

Jose Lopez reached on an infield single and Jeff Clement struck out before Kenji Johjima drove an 0-2 pitch just over the left-field wall for his first homer of the season. Johjima finished the game 3-for-4 with four RBI and is 7-for-12 over the last three games, raising his average from .184 to .227.

"I was very happy," Johjima said through an interpreter. "I was happy I could contribute for the team."

"If you can't take a beating, sometimes then you shouldn't be at the position," Texas manager Ron Washington said about Wilson's rough outing.

Seattle jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the first inning as Rangers starter Vicente Padilla struggled. The veteran righthander could not recover from Vazquez's error and allowed three unearned runs and forced in another run on a balk.

But Mariners starter Erik Bedard was even worse, allowing six runs and seven hits in two-plus innings. The ace lefthander surrendered back-to-back homers to Hamilton and Milton Bradley leading off the third and was pulled after Chris Shelton's single scored Gerald Laird to tie the game at 5-5.

"Bet y'all (in the press) didn't think we had a chance when Bedard had five runs on the board," Washington said. "We fooled y'all and Bedard."

The Rangers added another run in the third to go up 6-5, and Seattle tied it with a run in the sixth.

Texas took advantage of Lopez's error in the seventh to start another rally, going up 12-8.

"I wouldn't say it was the weirdest game I've been in, but when you score 12 runs, you expect to win," Vazquez said. "We kept battling back. ... We needed to win this one, we needed to start the series with a win."

Milton Bradley was forced out of the game in the seventh with a strained right shoulder.

"We'll probably rest him tomorrow," Washington said of Bradley.








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    FINAL 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4
    TEXAS 1 1 4 0 0 0 4 2 0
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    SEATTLE 0 12 15 1
    TEXAS 1 13 14 2 (FINAL 10)

    BATTERIES: SEA

    May 13 12:15 AM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RAMON VAZQUEZ (2) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 10TH OFF BRANDON MORROW.
    FINAL SCORE: TEXAS 13, SEATTLE 12

    Mariners 12, Rangers 13  Bot 10, 0 OutsMay 13 12:15 AM
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    Mariners 12, Rangers 12  Top 9, 0 OutsMay 12 11:55 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY KENJI JOHJIMA (1) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 9TH OFF C.J. WILSON SCORED RAUL IBANEZ AND JOSE LOPEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 12, TEXAS 12
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: W BALENTIEN (.244, 1-FOR-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Mariners 12, Rangers 12  Top 9, 0 OutsMay 12 11:54 PM
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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RAUL IBANEZ SCORED ADRIAN BELTRE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R IBANEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 9
    TEXAS 12 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J LOPEZ (.308, 2-FOR-4)

    Mariners 9, Rangers 12  Top 9, 0 OutsMay 12 11:47 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JOSH HAMILTON SCORED RAMON VAZQUEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J HAMILTON ON FIRST, M YOUNG ON SECOND, I
    KINSLER ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 8
    TEXAS 12 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: F CATALANOTTO (.269, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Mariners 8, Rangers 12  Bot 8, 0 OutsMay 12 11:37 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO MICHAEL YOUNG SCORED CHRIS SHELTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M YOUNG ON FIRST, I KINSLER ON SECOND, R
    VAZQUEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 8
    TEXAS 11 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: J HAMILTON (.306, 2-FOR-5, HR, 3 RBI)

    Mariners 8, Rangers 11  Bot 8, 0 OutsMay 12 11:33 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY WLADIMIR BALENTIEN (4) TO LEFT WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 8TH OFF JOAQUIN BENOIT SCORED KENJI JOHJIMA.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 8, TEXAS 10
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: Y BETANCOURT (.269, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Mariners 8, Rangers 10  Top 8, 0 OutsMay 12 11:13 PM


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    SINGLE BY FRANK CATALANOTTO SCORED MICHAEL YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, F CATALANOTTO ON FIRST, J HAMILTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 6
    TEXAS 10 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: B BOGGS (.313, 0-FOR-2, 2 BB)

    Mariners 6, Rangers 10  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 12 11:06 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSH HAMILTON SCORED GERMAN DURAN AND IAN
    KINSLER.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J HAMILTON ON FIRST, M YOUNG ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 6
    TEXAS 9 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M BRADLEY (.311, 1-FOR-3, BB, HR, RBI)

    Mariners 6, Rangers 9  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 12 11:05 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY MICHAEL YOUNG SCORED GERALD LAIRD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M YOUNG ON FIRST, I KINSLER ON SECOND, G
    DURAN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 6
    TEXAS 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: J HAMILTON (.302, 1-FOR-4, HR, RBI)

    Mariners 6, Rangers 7  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 12 11:03 PM
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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY YUNIESKY BETANCOURT SCORED JEFF CLEMENT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, Y BETANCOURT ON SECOND, K JOHJIMA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 6
    TEXAS 6 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: I SUZUKI (.293, 1-FOR-3)

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    TEXAS 1 1 4 6 7 2 (BOT 4)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SEA - CHA SEUNG BAEK
    TEX - VICENTE PADILLA

    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: I KINSLER (.309, 1-FOR-2)
    M YOUNG (.295, 1-FOR-2, RBI)
    J HAMILTON (.306, 1-FOR-2, HR, RBI)

    Mariners 5, Rangers 6  Bot 4, 0 OutsMay 12 9:30 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS SHELTON SCORED BRANDON BOGGS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C SHELTON ON FIRST, G LAIRD ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 5
    TEXAS 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: G DURAN (.190, 0-FOR-0, SF, RBI)

    Mariners 5, Rangers 5  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 12 9:13 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MILTON BRADLEY (6) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF ERIK BEDARD.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 5, TEXAS 4
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: B BOGGS (.319, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners 5, Rangers 4  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 12 9:08 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSH HAMILTON (8) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF ERIK BEDARD.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 5, TEXAS 3
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M BRADLEY (.311, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Mariners 5, Rangers 3  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 12 9:06 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY GERMAN DURAN SCORED GERALD LAIRD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C SHELTON ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 5
    TEXAS 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: R VAZQUEZ (.310, 1 HR, 4 RBI)

    Mariners 5, Rangers 2  Bot 2, 0 OutsMay 12 8:46 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MICHAEL YOUNG SCORED IAN KINSLER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M YOUNG ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 5
    TEXAS 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: J HAMILTON (.303, 7 HR, 39 RBI)

    Mariners 5, Rangers 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 12 8:29 PM


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    TEXAS 0 0 2 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SEA - ERIK BEDARD
    TEX - VICENTE PADILLA

    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: I KINSLER (.306, 3 HR, 18 RBI)
    M YOUNG (.293, 3 HR, 17 RBI)
    J HAMILTON (.303, 7 HR, 39 RBI)

    Mariners 5, Rangers 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 12 8:22 PM
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