Seattle Nabs Series In Arlington in Battle of Top Expansion Teams

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Alvin Davis

May 5: Seattle 14, Texas 2

The going was rough for Texas starter Charlie Hough, who barely knew what hit him as he was pulled in the third already down 9-1. Seattle’s version of Alex Rodriguez took Hough deep for a grand slam while the Texas version of A-Rod watched from shortstop. Seattle first baseman Alvin Davis went cuckoo with five singles and a walk.

                   R  H BB
SEA 027 100 400 - 14 16  9
TEX 010 010 000 -  2  7  7

HR: A Rodriguez-SEA (5)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
F. Garcia   7.0  2  2  0  6  5  
C. Hough    2.2  9  7  1  6  1 

SEA 17-12, TEX 14-14

May 6: Texas 13, Seattle 3

The blow-out tables were turned the next day with Seattle starter Erik Hanson getting beat up for seven runs in under six innings. Seattle relievers Tom Wilhelmsen and J.J. Putz were even worse in the seventh as six Texas runs crossed the plate on a walk, four singles, and a Julio Franco bomb. Every Ranger had a hit and Al Oliver had the most, with two singles and a dingle.

Gerald Perry was solid in his first nine-inning start of the year.

                   R  H BB
SEA 001 011 000 -  3  9  1
TEX 112 012 60x - 13 17  4

HR: I. Suzuki (2), J. Franco (4), A. Oliver (1), I. Rodriguez (4)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
E. Hanson   5.2  7  7  2  2  7  
G. Perry    9.0  3  3  1  1  6 

SEA 17-13, TEX 15-14

May 7: Seattle 8, Texas 6

It was looking like another blowout when Seattle took an 8-2 lead in the sixth, but Texas tried to make it a little interesting and pulled within 8-6 in the ninth. That was as close as it got. Randy Johnson had his roughest start of the year while extending his strikeout lead by seven. Frank Howard homered off Johnson in the third, and then Franco, Howard, and Juan Gonzalez went back-to-back-to-back in the fifth, knocking Johnson out of the game. But the Mariners bats were even busier against Rangers starter Fergie Jenkins, pounding 13 hits and eight runs in five innings. Frank Howard hit a third homer in the ninth, for what I believe was the first three-homer game by anyone this season.

                  R  H BB
SEA 312 020 000 - 8 15  2
TEX 002 030 001 - 6 12  4

HR: R. Cano (3), D. Wilson (1), J. Franco (5), 
F. Howard-3 (6), J. Gonzalez (4)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
R. Johnson  4.1  5  5  4  2  7  
F. Jenkins  5.0  8  8  2  0  3 

SEA 18-13, TEX 15-15
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