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Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington watched as his club struggled offensively while suffering its first back-to-back losses in nearly a month. Though hitting has been a season-long problem for the Seattle Mariners, they've done enough to give the AL West leaders fits lately. The Rangers look to get back on track Monday night in the opener of a three-game road set with struggling Seattle, which has won five of the last seven meetings. Texas (75-55) averaged 9.0 runs while winning five of six, but it went 1 for 14 with runners in scoring position while dropping the final two of its three-game series with the Chicago White Sox over the weekend. Jeff Baker's two-run homer was all it could muster in Sunday's 5-2 defeat, and the Rangers will look to bounce back against a Mariners team that took two of three when these clubs met Aug. 16-18. Texas, which hadn't lost consecutive games since a four-game skid from July 25-28 prior to Sunday, won seven of the first nine matchups this seas...
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