Tex 0 3 2 5 0 0 2 0 0 12
Sea 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 4
Date of game: 8/28/2013

Recap: Seattle vs. Texas

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Batman had the Joker. Superman had General Zod.

Felix Hernandez's nemesis this season has been the Texas Rangers.

Leonys Martin hit a homer and drove in four runs as the Rangers pounded the Seattle right-hander again and swept this three-game set at Safeco Field with Wednesday's 12-4 thrashing.

Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus each had three hits and two RBI for the AL West-leading Rangers, who posted their seventh win in nine games.

Martin Perez (8-3) won his career-best fifth straight start after tossing six innings. He held the Mariners without a hit through three frames and allowed just solo homers by Dustin Ackley and Kyle Seager.

"He's growing. You're watching it right in front of your eyes, and I think you just need to watch it and enjoy it," Rangers manager Ron Washington said about Perez. "He just goes out there and he does what he does and that's throw fastballs down in the zone, change speeds and use his breaking ball and move it around."

Hernandez (12-8) was far from effective in his brief outing. He was roughed up for nine runs -- eight earned -- on 11 hits in three-plus innings.

The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner is now 0-4 with a 7.57 ERA in five meetings with Texas this year. He has also dropped three consecutive starts and four of five overall.

Ackley added an RBI double in the ninth for the Mariners, who were winless during their six-game homestand.

"I thought we showed signs of some fight and better (at-bats) and better play, but overall we're still pretty sloppy as a ball club and not executing, whether it be offensively or defensively," said Seattle manager Eric Wedge.

After stranding men on the corners in the first, the Rangers scored 10 runs over the next three innings.

Hernandez looked to escape another 1st-and-3rd jam in the second, but Martin belted a two-out, three-run homer the opposite way to left field.

The Rangers had two men on base again in the third, and Geovany Soto plated both with a two-out single.

In the fourth, Texas put up a five-spot before an out was recorded. Martin and Ian Kinsler sandwiched run-scoring singles around Andrus' RBI double before Beltre greeted Brandon Maurer by crushing the reliever's second pitch to left field for a two-run homer.

The Rangers scored two more runs off Maurer in the seventh to go up 12-2. Mitch Moreland led off with a homer to right and Andrus knocked in David Murphy with a two-out single.

Game Notes

Hernandez made his 266th career start, tying Randy Johnson for the second-most in Mariners history. Jamie Moyer owns the club record with 323 starts ... Hernandez's ERA climbed from 2.63 to 2.97 ... Beltre extended his hitting streak against Seattle to 13 games ... Texas tied the club mark for wins in August with 19 ... The Rangers won the season series, 12-7.

Mississippi State C Day suspended one game

The Southeastern Conference suspended Mississippi State center Dillon Day one game Tuesday for stomping on a pair of LSU players in last week's game against the Tigers.

NASCAR News
NASCAR reveals new rules package for 2015 Sprint Cup season

NASCAR announced on Tuesday major changes to the rules package for Sprint Cup Series teams in 2015, including a ban on private team testing and reduction of horsepower.

Bucs OC Tedford takes medical leave

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team as he continues to deal with a medical issue.

O's tab Tillman to start ALDS Game 1

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced Tuesday that Chris Tillman will take the mound for next week's opener of the American League Division Series.

Lightning prospect Drouin breaks thumb

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be without promising young forward Jonathan Drouin for the start of the upcoming 2014-15 season due to a slight fracture of his right thumb.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.