Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers' Ian Kinsler watches his pop fly to right field against the Seattle Mariners in the third inning at SAFECO Field in Seattle on July 12, 2009. The Mariners beat the Rangers 5-3 to take three out of four games. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)
Jose Valverde recorded the game's final out with the potential tying run on second Friday to preserve Detroit's 2-1 victory over Texas.
Derek Holland worked his way in and out of trouble during seven innings Wednesday, giving up a lone run and sending Texas to a 4-1 win over Milwaukee.
Alexi Ogando hurled six solid innings and Craig Gentry drove in three runs Saturday, elevating the Texas Rangers to a 5-1 win over Boston.
Justin Grimm worked seven shutout innings in his fifth major league start Friday and the Texas Rangers survived a ninth-inning scare to defeat Minnesota 4-3.
Nelson Cruz finished off a nine-run fourth inning with a three-run homer Wednesday and the Texas Rangers went on to romp past the Los Angeles Angels 11-3.
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.
Carlos Villanueva gave up just four hits in seven innings Thursday in the Chicago Cubs' 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers.
Hisashi Iwakuma allowed a lone run on three hits over 6 2/3 innings Friday to bring Seattle a 3-1 victory over Texas.
Ian Kinsler went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer and four RBI Sunday, powering the Texas Rangers' 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Albert Pujols smashed two homers Saturday and the Los Angeles Angels banged out 12 hits Saturday in their 8-4 victory over Texas.