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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Justin Smoak hit two three-run homers against his former team and the Seattle Mariners used a pair of early eight-run innings to rout the Texas Rangers for the second straight game, winning 21-8 Wednesday night.
Smoak had three hits to go with his career high for RBIs as Seattle reached double digits in back-to-back games against the AL West leaders. Jesus Montero homered among his three hits and drove in four runs and Kyle Seager had four hits and two RBIs. Every Seattle starter had at least one hit in amassing 20 hits.
Dustin Ackley also had a three-run homer in support of former Rangers minor league prospect Blake Beavan (3-4).
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Manager Eric Wedge had been looking for a day to rest Ichiro, who came into the day with the most games played in the major leagues this year, 52.
Today Ichiro got his day off. And the Mariners scored 21 runs.
Kyle Seager, Jesus Montero, and Justin Smoak batted 3,4, and 5.
In other news. We're hearing via several sources
Source confirms that Stephen Pryor has been called...
Those are football numbers!
The Seattle Mariners came out swinging in Arlington last night, assaulting the Texas Rangers 21-8. That’s right, folks. The Mariners scored 3 touchdowns and the Rangers scored 1 and successfully converted their 2 point conversion!
All jokes aside, it was a very impressive performance that hopefully shows that this team is finally making some progress...
OK, now that Hamlet er, Roy Oswalt finally has made a decision, how effective will he be for the Texas Rangers?
How healthy is he?
How quickly will he join the Rangers' rotation?
How will he fare pitching in the American League for the first time?
These are all fair questions, and the Rangers can't pretend to know all of the answers.
Don't get me wrong; the Rangers...
This guest post was written by Erik Voldness from The Blog That Boredom Built.
Roy Oswalt - Philadelphia - 2010 Road Batting Practice (Photo credit: BaseballBacks)
Rangers Sign Roy Oswalt, Will He Help?
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The deal was announced during the Rangers’ game against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
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Oswalt may be ready to join the Rangers by June 20.
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Note: All stats are prior to games on Thursday.
Let's cool the jets on the Roy Oswalt acquisitions, everybody. Yes, reaching a deal with the best team in baseball makes the three-time All-Star appealing, especially with the patronage of the potent Rangers lineup. However, three quick tangents to bear in mind:
- Oswalt was 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 139 innings last...