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Mariners 9, Rangers 7 (10 innings)

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Adam Jones was surprised when Mariners manager Mike Hargrove called on him to hit in a big spot for Seattle.

He ended up making the most of his opportunity.

Jones had a pinch-hit, two-run single with two outs in the 10th inning to help the Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 9-7 Tuesday night.

Jones was hitting .205 and he hadn't played since last Wednesday. He thought he might enter the game in the 10th as a pinch runner, but he wasn't expecting Hargrove to send him in to pinch hit.

"Yeah, I was surprised," Jones said. "Usually if he calls me it's to run. But he came and told me to get loose. I'm thinking I'm going to run for somebody, and he's like, 'You're batting."'

Seattle stranded 16 baserunners in the game, but scored two runs in the ninth to tie it. Richie Sexson walked with one out in the 10th against C.J. Wilson (2-3). Sexson went to second on Mike Morse's pinch-hit single before he was replaced by pinch-runner Jose Lopez, who advanced along with Morse on a groundout.

Jones went up looking for a first-pitch fastball from Joaquin Benoit, the eighth Texas pitcher, and that's exactly what he got, lining a single up the middle to plate both runs.

"For a guy who hasn't had an at-bat in a while, to come up there against a guy like Benoit, who's got really good stuff, it was a huge hit for him and a huge hit for us," said Willie Bloomquist, who had a career-high five hits.

Jon Huber (2-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief to earn the win and J.J. Putz got three outs for his 33rd save in 39 chances.

Ichiro Suzuki had three hits and two stolen bases for Seattle. Raul Ibanez also had three hits and Kenji Johjima hit his 17th homer for the Mariners.

Mark Teixeira, Hank Blalock and Ian Kinsler homered in a four-run third inning for the Rangers, who had a three-game winning streak end. Gary Matthews Jr. went 3-for-5 and led off the first with a homer for Texas.

Rangers closer Akinori Otsuka started the ninth with a 7-5 lead, but he sparked the Mariners' rally when he committed a three-base error, throwing wildly to first on a leadoff comeback grounder by pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs.

Bloomquist's two-out RBI single drove in Dobbs. Bloomquist stole second and Suzuki singled to tie it at 7 and hand Otsuka his fourth blown save in 36 chances.

"If I got the first batter out, it would have been different, but I made a mistake," Otsuka said through a translator. "It put us in a tough situation."

Otsuka has battled Suzuki in their native Japan as well as the U.S., and he tried to pitch carefully to him.

"I know how great Ichiro is with runners in scoring position," Otsuka said.

Matthews hit his 19th homer in the first inning and Blalock added an RBI single to give Texas a 2-1 lead.

Seattle tied it at 2 in the second on Suzuki's RBI single. Suzuki stole second later in the inning to extend his AL single-season record to 34 straight successful steal attempts. It was his 40th stolen base overall.

Mariners starter Jarrod Washburn took himself out of the game in the third inning with a strained right calf after allowing Teixeira's 28th homer and Mark DeRosa's double. Washburn gave up three runs and four hits in 2 1/3 innings.

"When I threw that pitch, it felt like someone stabbed me with a knife," Washburn said of his last throw. "At first I felt I ripped my Achilles'. That's what I was thinking it was."

Blalock greeted reliever Cesar Jimenez with a two-run shot -- his 16th -- and Kinsler followed with his 13th to make it 6-2.

DeRosa's double gave the Rangers four players with 40 or more two-base hits, making them the first team since 1932 and the third in major league history to accomplish the feat. Michael Young, Matthews and Teixeira had already reached the 40-doubles mark.

The 1929 Detroit Tigers and 1932 Philadelphia Phillies are the only other teams with four players with 40 or more doubles.

Seattle scored twice in the fourth with the help of another stolen base by Suzuki, his 35th in a row.

Rangers rookie starter Edinson Volquez had a 6-2 lead, but gave up consecutive singles to start the fifth and was taken out by manager Buck Showalter.

"With a 6-2 lead, obviously (Volquez) didn't do a good job economizing his pitches," Showalter said. "Hopefully he'll get a little more consistency."


Texas C Rod Barajas, out since Sept. 9 due to back problems, returned to the lineup. ... Matthews extended his career-best hitting streak to 13 games with his second leadoff homer of the season. ... Teixeira has 19 homers since the All-Star break. ... Washburn will be re-examined by team medical personnel on Wednesday and is listed as day to day.

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Players of the Game

W. Bloomquist
AB 6
R 2
H 5
HR 0

G. Matthews
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 1

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Seattle Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki, CF7132003 .318
Adrian Beltre, 3B5011110 .263
Kenji Johjima, C6121005 .296
Raul Ibanez, LF6130010 .280
Richie Sexson, 1B3010302 .257
    Jose Lopez, PR-2B0100000 .284
Ben Broussard, DH2000001 .290
   a- Eduardo Perez, PH-DH2000015 .254
   b- Greg Dobbs, PH-DH1100000 .238
   c- Mike Morse, PH-DH1110000 .389
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS6011012 .290
Chris Snelling, RF4100122 .286
   d- Adam Jones, PH1012000 .216
    T.J. Bohn, RF0000000 .182
Willie Bloomquist, 2B-1B6251002 .255
a-struck out for Broussard in the 5th
b-grounded out for Perez in the 9th
c-singled for Dobbs in the 10th
d-singled for Snelling in the 10th
2B - Kenji Johjima (24, Rupe), Willie Bloomquist (6, Francisco)
HR - Kenji Johjima (17, Volquez)
RBI - Ichiro Suzuki 2 (45), Adrian Beltre (74), Kenji Johjima (70), Yuniesky Betancourt (45), Adam Jones 2 (8), Willie Bloomquist (13)
2-OUT RBI - Ichiro Suzuki 2 (22), Kenji Johjima (26), Adam Jones 2 (3), Willie Bloomquist (4)
SB - Ichiro Suzuki 2 (41, 2nd base off Volquez/Barajas, 3rd base off Volquez/Barajas), Willie Bloomquist (14, 2nd base off Otsuka/Barajas)
Team LOB - 16
DP - Beltre-Bloomquist-Sexson
E - J.J. Putz (1, )
Seattle Mariners
Jarrod Washburn 2.1433212 4.67
Cesar Jimenez 1.2433002 18.90
Emiliano Fruto 3111130 4.35
George Sherrill 0.1000010 3.76
Jon Huber (W,2-1) 1.2000000 2.00
J.J. Putz (S,33) 1000010 2.27
Pitches-Strikes - Jarrod Washburn 62-35, Cesar Jimenez 30-18, Emiliano Fruto 48-29, George Sherrill 4-3, Jon Huber 15-9, J.J. Putz 13-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jarrod Washburn 3-3, Cesar Jimenez 1-3, Emiliano Fruto 5-1, Jon Huber 4-1, J.J. Putz 3-0
Batters Faced - Jarrod Washburn 13, Cesar Jimenez 8, Emiliano Fruto 11, George Sherrill 1, Jon Huber 5, J.J. Putz 4
Texas Rangers
Gary Matthews Jr., CF5131000 .319
Michael Young, SS4100102 .315
Mark Teixeira, 1B5111001 .271
Carlos Lee, LF3100101 .300
    Jerry Hairston Jr., LF0000000 .202
   a- Eric Young, PH1000000 .203
Mark DeRosa, 3B4110122 .305
Hank Blalock, DH5123022 .273
Rod Barajas, C4011012 .257
Ian Kinsler, 2B4111001 .280
Nelson Cruz, RF4000010 .207
a-grounded out for Hairston in the 10th
2B - Mark DeRosa (40, Jimenez)
HR - Gary Matthews Jr. (19, Washburn), Mark Teixeira (28, Washburn), Hank Blalock (16, Jimenez), Ian Kinsler (13, Jimenez)
RBI - Gary Matthews Jr. (78), Mark Teixeira (98), Hank Blalock 3 (88), Rod Barajas (40), Ian Kinsler (51)
2-OUT RBI - Hank Blalock (43), Rod Barajas (18), Ian Kinsler (20)
SB - Michael Young (7, 2nd base off Washburn/Johjima), Carlos Lee (17, 2nd base off Fruto/Johjima)
Team LOB - 5
E - Rod Barajas (10, ), Akinori Otsuka (1, ), Mark Teixeira (4, )
Texas Rangers
Edinson Volquez 4854311 6.53
John Rheinecker 1100010 6.12
Josh Rupe (H,1) 1100100 3.75
Frank Francisco (H,1) 1100000 7.36
Wes Littleton (H,6) 1100010 1.69
Akinori Otsuka (BS,4) 1320020 2.11
C.J. Wilson (L,2-3) 0.2122110 3.95
Joaquin Benoit 0.1200000 4.54
Pitches-Strikes - Edinson Volquez 91-49, John Rheinecker 17-10, Josh Rupe 28-19, Frank Francisco 13-8, Wes Littleton 10-9, Akinori Otsuka 30-21, C.J. Wilson 16-10, Joaquin Benoit 10-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edinson Volquez 4-7, John Rheinecker 1-1, Josh Rupe 2-2, Frank Francisco 2-1, Wes Littleton 1-1, Akinori Otsuka 2-0, C.J. Wilson 1-0
Batters Faced - Edinson Volquez 23, John Rheinecker 4, Josh Rupe 6, Frank Francisco 4, Wes Littleton 4, Akinori Otsuka 7, C.J. Wilson 4, Joaquin Benoit 3
Game Information
Attendance - 18551
Game Time - 3:47
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Adam Dowdy, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Tim Timmons