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MLB: Texas 7, Seattle 0

April 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 19 (UPI) -- A.J. Pierzynski and Craig Gentry both had two RBI in a six-run fifth inning Friday that propelled Texas to a 7-0 blanking of Seattle.

Yu Darvish (3-1) struck out 10 and allowed only three hits over seven innings, but the game was in doubt until Texas broke loose with its big inning.

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The Rangers sent 10 men to the plate in the fifth with all the runs being charged to starter Joe Saunders (1-2).

Texas loaded the bases with one out before Pierzynski looped a single to left that brought home Lance Berkman and Adrian Beltre.

Jeff Baker then drew a walk to reload the bases and a ground out by David Murphy delivered the third run of the inning. Gentry followed with a two-run triple and he scored on a double by Ian Kinsler.

Baker also hit a home run in the second, the 38th of his 11-year career. Only once has Baker had more than five home runs in a season.

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