Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - A.J. Pierzynski homered and drove in two runs
and the Texas Rangers shut out the Seattle Mariners, 5-0, in an American
League West matchup on Saturday.
Lance Berkman also drove in two runs while Daniel Murphy hit a solo shot for
the Rangers, who have won the first two games of a three-game set.
Rangers starter Nick Tepesch allowed just two hits over 1 2/3 innings, but was
taken out after getting hit on the right arm off a line drive by Jesus
Montero. Derek Lowe (1-0) came in to replace him, pitching four perfect
innings despite recording just one strikeout. Five pitchers were needed to get
Rookie Brandon Maurer (1-3) allowed a pair of solo homer over 6 2/3 innings to
absorb the loss.
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