ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ramon Vazquez atoned for three errors
with a two-run double in the ninth inning to give the Texas Rangers
an 11-10 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Texas, which wasted a seven-run lead after three innings,
trailed 10-9 in the bottom of the ninth. But Marlon Byrd and Chris
Davis singled off Seattle closer J.J. Putz (2-4).
Byrd was forced at third on Gerald Laird's groundout while
attempting to bunt, but Vazquez's double to right center drove in
Davis and Laird.
In the top of the ninth, Jamie Burke's RBI single tied it for
the Mariners, and Jarrod Washburn crossed the plate with the
go-ahead run on a throwing error by Vazquez at third base.
Texas closer C.J. Wilson (1-2) won despite his fourth blown save
of the season.