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Shaky outfield defense troubles Mariners again

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If the Mariners want to be more than a .500 team, they need to do a better job in the outfield.

On Sunday, Seattle took its first loss of the season in part because left fielder Milton Bradley and center fielder Ryan Langerhans lost balls in the sun that fell for doubles in Oakland.

Monday saw a new opponent, the Rangers, and a new problem, but a problem nonetheless. Right fielder Ichiro Suzuki had a routine ball hit by former Mariner Yorvit Torrealba deflect off his glove and chest in the second inning.

The Rangers subsequently picked up two unearned runs on a triple by Texas' ninth hitter, Julio Borbon, in a game the Rangers won 6-4.

Manager Eric Wedge said Ichiro "got caught in between" on the play. It would have been the third out. Instead, the Mariners' deficit went from 1-0 to 3-0, and Seattle never caught up.

Wedge also said the defense has to get better. The Mariners are 2-0 in games when they've played good defense and 0-2 when they have played sub-par defense.

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