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Texas0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 570
Seattle0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 050
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  W: T. Miller (1-1)   L: R. Ray (12-11)
6:40 PM PT7:40 PM MT8:40 PM CT9:40 PM ET21:40 ET1:40 GMT9:40 6:40 PM MST8:40 PM EST9:10 PM VEN5:40 UAE (+1)7:40 PM CT, September 27, 2022
T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington  Attendance: 23,221

Mariners continue playoff push back home vs. Rangers

According to STATS
According to STATS

Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners

  1. The Mariners are 33-12 against the Rangers over the last three seasons: 8-2 in 2020, 13-6 in 2021 and 12-4 this year. Seattle's .733 winning percentage versus Texas since 2020 is the third highest by one MLB team against another over that span (minimum 20 games), behind the Dodgers versus Arizona (38-10, .792) and the Phillies against Washington (33-11, .750).
  2. The Rangers have the worst record in the major leagues since August 27 (7-20, .259). They have only one more win over the last 31 days than former Texas pitcher Yu Darvish (6-0).
  3. Nathaniel Lowe has 29 multiple-hit games on the road this season, which ties him with Jeff McNeil for third most in the majors, behind Freddie Freeman (33) and Bo Bichette (30).
  4. Jesus Tinoco will be the opener for Texas tonight. Tinoco has allowed no runs and five hits over 10.0 innings in his eight appearances for the Rangers in September, all in relief.
  5. Seattle blew an 11-2 lead in its 13-12 loss at Kansas City on Sunday. It was the second time in Mariners history that they lost a game in which they led by nine runs or more. They tied an MLB record by squandering a 12-run lead in a 15-14, 11-inning loss at Cleveland in 2001.
  6. Robbie Ray has recorded 200 or more strikeouts in five of the last seven seasons (all but 2018 and the COVID-shortened 2020 campaign). Ray is tied with Max Scherzer for the most 200-strikeout seasons by a major-league pitcher since 2016.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/27/2022 thru 9/29/2022

After a disappointing 3-7 road trip, the Seattle Mariners look to turn the page and continue their playoff pursuit on Tuesday against the visiting Texas Rangers.

The Mariners (83-69) still control their destiny, and they start a 10-game homestand off against the struggling Texas Rangers (65-87), who enter the series after being swept by the Cleveland Guardians.

The Mariners have a four-game lead over the Baltimore Orioles for the third and final wild-card spot in the American League, while trailing the Tampa Bay Rays by a half-game.

Even going through a cold stretch, the Mariners are still in a good spot. But they would have been in an even better position had they not blown a nine-run lead in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Kansas City Royals.

The Royals scored 11 runs in the sixth inning, and ended Seattle's already agonizing road trip with an excruciating loss.

"You just have to flush it out as much as it's going to haunt us," shortstop J.P. Crawford said. "The reality of it is you just have to forget about it and remember there are bigger games ahead of us, and not dwell on it."

In Tuesday's series opener with Texas, Seattle will start left-hander Robbie Ray (12-10, 3.60 ERA).

Dane Dunning was initially lined up to start for the Rangers, but the right-hander is scheduled for season-ending arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.

Instead, the Rangers will make Tuesday a bullpen game, with right-handed reliever Jesus Tinoco (0-0, 1.72 ERA) lined up to serve as the opener. It will be first career start for Tinoco, as well as his first time facing the Mariners.

Seattle's rough go on the road also included the club losing the services of two key players. Third baseman Eugenio Suarez landed on the injured list with a fractured right index finger, and rookie center fielder Julio Rodriguez is out with a lower back strain. Suarez could be activated ahead the series opener against Texas.

Sunday's loss complicated matters even more for Seattle.

"Not a great road trip," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "We came out and did a lot of good things offensively and had a commanding lead in the ballgame, and then we let our guard down a little bit and shut it down."

The offensive standouts for Seattle in Sunday's loss were Ty France and Mitch Haniger, who each had three hits and two RBIs.

The Rangers look to bounce back and end the season on a high after they watched the Guardians celebrate winning the American League Central Division title in their own stadium on Sunday.

First baseman Nathaniel Lowe will be a determining factor in how Texas closes the season, as he has been among the Rangers' best hitters, batting .304 with 25 home runs and 73 RBIs.

"The bottom half of our lineup is pretty much just youth," Rangers interim manager Tony Beasley said on his radio pregame show. "If Cleveland can do it, so can we. It's one of those situations where our guys see that, and say, 'These guys can have success at this level. We can do the same thing.'"

--Field Level Media

Updated September 26, 2022


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