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Recap: Rangers 3, Mariners 1
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Safeco Field
Date: April 13, 2013 9:10 PM EDT
  

SEATTLE (AP) - Joe Saunders didn't think he was throwing that well when he took the mound Saturday night against Texas. Judging from the Rangers' offense, he had great stuff.

Saunders allowed one run and three hits in seven innings but the Seattle Mariners couldn't hold on. Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre hit RBI singles with two outs in the eighth inning, lifting Texas to a 3-1 victory.

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``I wouldn't say it's the best stuff I've had,' Saunders said. ``I felt like comiing into the game after my bullpen, I was like, `Probably going to have to battle tonight.''

The run off Saunders was unearned and he left with the score tied 1-all. He is 7-0 with a 1.71 ERA in 11 starts at Safeco Field, with all but one of those starts coming as a member of the visiting team.

``It's always frustrating to lose those close ones,' Saunders said. ``When it's 1-1 in the seventh you always want to try to win those and we just had some thing that didn't go our way tonight. Sometimes that happens.

The one run he did allow came on a wacky play.

Texas had the bases loaded with one out in the sixth inning and Nelson Cruz hit a broken-bat line drive with one out at Justin Smoak.

The ball hit the heel of the first baseman's glove and bounced out. Smoak grabbed the ball and threw to second for the forceout. While Ian Kinsler got caught between second and third and was tagged out by third baseman Kyle Seager for an inning-ending double play, Leury Garcia managed to cross the plate with the tying run.

``Under normal circumstances, bases loaded, nobody out - you get out of there with one run you're pleased,' Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. ``But late in the ballgame, that's tough.'

Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan already had booted a potential double-play ball earlier in the sixth. Smoak said Beltre, who was intentionally walked to load the bases, momentarily blocked his view.

``I should have caught the ball, first of all, but Beltre coming back to the bag kind of blinded me,' Smoak said. ``It happened so quick, I just threw it to second.'

Texas broke the tie in the eighth. Carter Capps (0-1) walked Craig Gentry leading off the inning and then got two outs before Andrus broke the tie with a hit to right field. Andrus stole second and kept going to third when Capps' pitch went to the backstop for a wild pitch, and he scored on Beltre's single.

The Rangers' late offense made Saunders' strong effort irrelevant.

``Saundo was great tonight,' Kelly Stoppach said. ``I felt bad we couldn't scratch a couple across for him.'

Joe Ortiz (2-0) pitched two innings for his second win in three days, and Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in four chances.

Jason Bay had two hits and an RBI for the Mariners, who have lost four of five.

Seattle also took advantage of a ball deflecting off a fielders' glove for its first run. Shoppach led off with a double down the left-field line that bounced over the outfield fence and went to third on Dustin Ackley's single. With one out, Endy Chavez popped up to left, but it was too shallow for Shoppach to attempt to score.

Bay followed with a liner to center that hit Gentry's glove as he dove. The ball bounced off, allowing Shoppach to score the game's first run.

NOTES: Seattle CF Franklin Gutierrez was out of the starting lineup for the second straight day. Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Gutierrez had tightness in his right groin but hoped the outfielder would return to the lineup Sunday. ... Rangers RHP Yu Darvish will have his next start pushed back to Friday against the Mariners in Texas, giving him two extra days of rest. LHP Derrick Holland, RHP Justin Grimm and RHP Alexi Ogando will be the starters for the Rangers' series at the Chicago Cubs starting Tuesday. ... RHP D.J. Mitchell cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent after he was designated for assignment by Seattle on Thursday.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Rangers at Mariners
Thu, Apr 11 Final 4 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Rangers at Mariners
Fri, Apr 12 Final 1 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Rangers at Mariners
Sat, Apr 13 Final 3 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Rangers at Mariners
Sun, Apr 14 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TEX  -140   +115   7 
 SEA  +130   -135   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TEX  -140   +115   7 
 SEA  +130   -135   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TEX  88%   94%   64% 
 SEA  12%   6%   36% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 12, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TEX 1 Under: 4 
 SEA 3 Cover: +135 
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 Apr 11, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TEX 4 Cover: +135 
 SEA 3 Push: 7 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Mar 3, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SEA 7 Cover: +100 
 TEX 6 Over: 13 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Mar 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TEX 6 Over: 14 
 SEA 8 Cover: +100 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Saturday, Apr 13
 
    Rays at Red Sox
1:05 PM EDT
    Braves at Nationals
1:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Cubs
1:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Yankees
4:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Indians
4:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at Athletics
4:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Twins
4:10 PM EDT
    Brewers at Cardinals
4:15 PM EDT
    Reds at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Royals
7:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Diamondbacks
8:10 PM EDT
    Rockies at Padres
8:40 PM EDT
    Astros at Angels
9:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Mariners
9:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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