Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/26/13
Nelson Cruz hit his 12th homer of the season, David Murphy drove in three runs and the Texas Rangers roughed up Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in a 5-2 win on Saturday night, handing the Mariners their eighth straight loss. Derek Holland continued to pitch well in Seattle, easily getting the better of the matchup against Hernandez. Holland (4-2) went 6 2-3 innings, striking out a season-high 10, allowing no earned runs and winning for the first time since May 8 after a pair of no decisions. Hernandez (5-4) was trying to rebound from a poor outing in his last start at Cleveland, but continued to leave pitches up in the strike zone and Texas took advantage. Murphy's two-out double in the second gave Texas a 3-0 lead and Cruz added his solo homer - also with two outs - in the fifth inning. Seattle's losing streak is its longest since dropping 17 straight in 2011. Holland had gone 21 1-3 consecutive scoreless innings pitching against the Mariners at Safeco Field before giving up a two-...
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