Posted September 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
Carlos Triunfel drove in the tiebreaking run in the fourth inning and Miguel Olivo hit a two-run homer in the eighth to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. Hisashi Iwakuma (7-5) held the Rangers to three runs and eight hits in seven innings, and Justin Smoak had three hits and scored two runs for the Mariners. David Murphy had three hits, falling a triple short of the cycle, and drove in three runs for Texas, which remained four games ahead of Oakland in the AL West with 12 games remaining. The A's lost 2-1 in 10 innings against the New York Yankees. Tom Wilhelmsen worked the ninth to pick up his 28th save in 32 opportunities. The Rangers were without third baseman Adrian Beltre (stomach) and outfielder Josh Hamilton (sinus/blurred vision). Beltre should be available on Saturday, while Hamilton is out for the weekend series while undergoing tests back in Dallas. Texas starter Martin Perez (1-2) gave up three runs and six hits i...
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