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G41: Rangers D leads team to 5-2 win over Mariners

Kason Gabbard looked good again, and seemed to have no ill effects at being at the bottom of the pile due to Sexson’s still gutless move of charging the mound. Unfortunately, Kason didn’t get the win due to Josh Rupe letting some inherited runners score. Kason went 5.1 innings, gave up five hits and two walks. Rupe, who allowed runners to score, got the win, and got no earned runs on his ERA. Gotta love those baseball rules, eh? :)
But this game was about our defense. Kinsler, Vazquez, Hamilton all made spectacular plays in the field to rob several Mariner hitters.
We actually didn’t have a ton of offense. Just seven hits, and they were all by just four Ranger hitters (Murphy 2, Laird 2, Vazquez 2, Boggs 1). Boggs and Murphy doubled, but that was about it.
Scary moment for Gerald Laird going headfirst into second base, looked like he was done and headed to the DL when he hit the bag.
Eddie Guardado looked spectacular in the ninth, didn’t he? I have to admit I didn’t think that signing would amount to much. While it’s still early, and he can still tank, he’s done well so far, something I didn’t think would happen.

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