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ARLINGTON, Texas—Seattle finally got offensive and snapped a five-game losing
streak. Steve McNair Jersey . John Jaso hit a two-run
homer early, then added an RBI single in the Mariners sixth-run eighth against
two of Texas top two setup relievers. Seattle ended up matching its
highest-scoring inning and game of the season in a 10-3 victory over the AL
West-leading Rangers. “Its definitely good for us to be able to put up some
runs, especially late in the game, said Kyle Seager, whose leadoff double in the
eighth was his third hit. “Every once in a while you break out. Any time we can
get everybody putting up some good ABs like that, its definitely positive.” The
first seven Seattle batters reached in the eighth, six hits and an error by
shortstop Elvis Andrus, against Alexi Ogando and Mike Adams. Ichiro Suzuki then
greeted the third Texas pitcher of the inning with a sacrifice fly. I dont think
youll see again I have to out and get Mike and Ogando in the same inning,”
Rangers manager Ron Washington said. “They put the ball in play, found holes.”
Jasos homer in the second put the Mariners ahead to stay. They scored twice with
two outs in the fifth for a 4-1 lead after third baseman Adrian Beltres throwing
error. “Everybody was going up there with a plan. We had runners on all the
bases and guys were going up there with a good approach,” Jaso said. “That is a
good feeling right there and a good thing to see. It wasnt any big swings, jam
jobs or stuff like that. It was good hard hit balls on the ground.”
Josh Hamilton hit his majors-best 21st homer and drove in all three runs for the
Rangers. The slugger was playing despite a sinus infection and upper respiratory
problem that kept him out of the lineup the previous night, and even though he
said before the game he felt no better. “Its Josh Hamilton,” Washington said.
“He went out, he worked, he said he felt good enough to play. He played and he
delivered three runs for us. But it just wasnt enough, because we couldnt get
anything going.” The Rangers (31-19) had a four-game winning streak ended by
their most lopsided loss of the season. They still matched their best 50-game
record in team history. Vargas (6-4) allowed three runs and five hits over 6 2-3
innings. The left-hander struck out two and walked three. That troubled fifth
for Scott Feldman (0-3) and the Rangers came at the same time team president
Nolan Ryan and general manager were announcing that Texas had reached a minor
league deal with free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt. Feldman was making his
second start in place of injured Neftali Feliz since the closer-turned-starter
went on the disabled list May 21 with right elbow inflammation. The big
right-hander gave up four runs (two earned) with three strikeouts and three
walks over 4 2-3 innings. The injury to Feliz accelerated the Rangers interest
in Oswalt, who they had been in contact since the off-season. They had watched
him pitch at his home in Mississippi only days before Feliz got hurt. “I dont
really have a reaction to it,” Feldman said. “I just work here, and do what Im
told to do here.” Oswalt, who has pitched 11 major league seasons with Houston
(2001-10) and Philadelphia (2010-11) is scheduled to travel to Texas on Thursday
for a physical. If all goes well, he will then go to Triple-A Round Rock and on
Saturday make the first of what will likely be several minor league starts.
Seattle got going in the fifth after a one-out double by light-hitting
Brendan Ryan, the No. 9 batter hitting only .176 coming into the game, before
Dustin Ackley walked. Alex Liddi then struck out, but both runners advanced on a
double steal The Rangers then intentionally walked Ichiro Suzuki to load the
bases. Jesus Montero hit a grounder wide of third that Beltre fielded in the
hole. But his throw sailed high over first baseman Mike Napolis head and out of
play, allowing two runs. Hamiltons two-run homer came in the sixth off Vargas,
bumping his majors-best RBIs total to 56 and cutting the gap to 4-3. His
grounder in the first pushed home Andrus, who had doubled and advanced on a wild
pitch. Seattles big eighth came after Vargas had thrown his last pitch. “I said
Come on. Lets get some runs guys. I proceeded to go put ice on,” Vargas said. “I
got to take the ice off before the inning was over, so thats a good thing.”
Notes: The six runs in the eight matched the most Mariners had scored in an
inning this season. The first seven batters reached—on six hits and an error
by shortstop Andrus—before Suzukis sacrifice fly. ... The six runs also
equaled the most allowed in an inning by Texas. ... Rangers RF Nelson Cruz, who
had two outfield assists in the series opener, had another Tuesday night when he
made a lunging catch in the seventh and then doubled off Ackley at second base.
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Montreal Impact missed several chances early and gave up two late goals to the
Houston Dynamo on Saturday, falling 3-0 at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Impact
(7-13-3, 24 points) started brightly, but fell behind in the seventh minute and
couldnt come back. Montreal head coach Jesse Marsch said it hurt giving up the
first goal after controlling the first six minutes and missing several chances
in that span, but added that he was impressed with his teams resilience after
falling behind. “For me, the way we pushed the game in the second half until it
was 2-0, was very good and showed we had character,” said Marsch. “We are a bit
unlucky now not to come out with a point.” Montreal falls to 7-13-3, seventh in
the Eastern Conference on 24 points, while Houston improves to 9-5-7 and moves
into third in the West with 34 points. Houston took a 1-0 lead in the seventh
minute as striker Macoumba Kandji scored the first of his two goals, picking up
his own rebound and taking a shot that bounced off goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts
and defender Zarek Valentin before dribbling just inside the far post. It was
Kandjis first two-goal game since October 2009, when he was playing for New
York. The goal came moments after Montreal midfielder Lamar Neagle put a header
off the far post in the second minute and midfielder Davy Arnaud sent a shot
wide left two minutes later. “First five minutes of the game, and if that goes
in, it is a completely different game,” Neagle said. “If either of the chances
goes in, it is a different game. Those are ones you want back.” Kandji had a
chance to put the Dynamo up 2-0 in the 65th minnute, after heading a through
ball past Ricketts for a breakaway, but defender Shavar Thomas ran him down in
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defender Bobby Boswell extended Houstons lead in the 84th minute with a header
off a Brad Davis corner. Kandji made it 3-0 five minutes later, sending a shot
inside the near post from the upper left box. “At this moment, we are not
consistent,” Thomas said. “Even most of the games we lost, we are in it for 80
to 85 minutes and then we make a mistake on a set piece and we go and shoot
ourselves in the leg.” But Thomas said Montreal is learning from these mistakes.
“I know when it is going to matter most, we are going to pull through,” he said.
“We are learning very quickly.” Montreal continued to have chances, but
midfielder Sanna Nyassi missed wide left in the 79th minute, and midfielder
Hassoun Camara had his shot in second half stoppage saved by Houston goalkeeper
Tally Hall. The Impact also lost Valentin in the first half with a left ankle
sprain. Karl Ouimette got his bit of action, subbing in for the injured Valentin
in the 26th minute. Montreal dropped its second of three games in the past week,
and its fifth game of the last seven. Marsch said the travel and the heat—it
was 32 degrees at kickoff—made things difficult Saturday night. “We came in
here and put everything we could in to it,” Marsch said. “Giving up a goal early
is always tough on the road. I think our team pushed this game pretty well, and
I dont think the scoreline is accurate to what the game looked like.” ’ ’ ’ 

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