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MLB: Texas 5, Seattle 2

May 26, 2013 at 1:49 AM

SEATTLE, May 26 (UPI) -- David Murphy drove in three runs to back Derek Holland's 6 2/3 efficient innings Saturday in the Texas Rangers' 5-2 win over Seattle.

Murphy delivered a two-run double in the second inning, handing Texas a 3-0 lead, and capped the scoring with an RBI single in the sixth.

In between, Nelson Cruz connected for a solo shot as the Rangers improved to an MLB-best 32-17 with a third straight victory.

Holland (4-2) was touched for two unearned runs on four hits, striking out 10 while walking three in logging his fifth straight start without a loss.

Robbie Ross and Tyler Scheppers combined for 1 1/3 scoreless relief frames, and Joe Nathan tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his 16th save for Texas.

Mariners starter Felix Hernandez (5-4) surrendered five runs on 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Kendrys Morales drove in both Seattle runs.

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