ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Miguel Cairo had a two-out RBI single in
the 12th inning and the Seattle Mariners beat Texas 4-3 on Wednesday to avoid a sweep and keep the Rangers from reaching .500.
Wladimir Balentien led off the 12th with a single off Franklyn
German (1-2), and Yuniesky Betancourt sacrificed. Balentien moved
to third on a deep flyout by Ichiro Suzuki, who went 0-for-6 and
ended a 13-game hitting streak, and Cairo singled up the middle.
Texas (20-22) clinched its sixth straight series by winning the
first two games against Seattle, but missed the chance for a sweep
after two fielding miscues led to two unearned runs in the seventh.