Rangers 12, Mariners 4. With AP Photos. Seattle manager Eric Wedge believes there is plenty of time to find some positives as the season approaches the final month.
For the Mariners to find those, though, they will have to rebound from the worst homestand in team history.
Seattle completed its first winless homestand of more than four games Wednesday, losing to the Texas Rangers 12-4.
The Mariners lost all six games to the Angels and Rangers.
''That team out there will probably be defined by these last 30 games,'' Wedge said. ''A lot of good things have happened. A lot of things have happened maybe we didn't like to see, but with 30 games left you can really make a move in a positive direction.''
Friday in Houston will be the Mariners next opportunity to make a push in the right direction. Top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker will get the nod for his first major league start.
On Wednesday, though, it was the Mariners' current ace, Felix Hernandez, who struggled.