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Texas Rangers push past Seattle Mariners

Elvis Andrus' two-run homer propelled the Texas Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.
By The Sports Network May 21, 2014 at 5:14 PM
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Elvis Andrus' two-run homer propelled the Texas Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored for the Rangers, who have won two of their last three. Adrian Beltre and Alex Rios also supplied two hits apiece.

Nick Tepesch (1-0) surrendered three runs on five hits with four strikeouts across 6 1/3 innings to earn the win. Joakim Soria tossed a scoreless ninth for his eighth save of the season.

Robinson Cano stroked a two-run homer and Michael Saunders brought in a run for Seattle, which entered the game with a two-game win streak. Chris Young (3-2) was tagged for four runs on seven hits with three walks in 6 1/3 frames.

After Daniel Robertson got aboard with a walk, Andrus crushed a fastball that barely cleared the left-field wall to give Texas the early lead in the bottom of the first.

Choo and Beltre then singled before Rios plated Choo with a base hit up the middle to make it a 3-0 game. The Rangers later loaded the bases with one out, but Young recorded a strikeout and a groundout to end the opening frame.

Seattle tied the game in the fourth. James Jones hustled on a line drive to the center-field wall for a triple and was brought around on Saunders' single. Cano then drove a two-run shot to center to even the game at 3-3.

Choo put the Rangers ahead for good with a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the fifth.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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