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Rangers Score 8 Times in 11th Inning to Beat Mariners 11-3

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 08: Prince Fielder #84 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run to take an 11-3 lead against the Seattle Mariners in the eleventh inning at Safeco Field on August 8, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

    The Texas Rangers scored eight times in the 11th inning, including a two-run homer by Prince Fielder, to pull away from the Seattle Mariners for an 11-3 victory Saturday.

    Texas opened the inning with seven straight hits, the first six off Rob Rasmussen (1-1). Fielder's homer was the eighth hit of the frame and marked the third time this year the Mariners have given up eight runs in an inning.

    The offensive outburst came after the Mariners wasted a chance to win in the 10th. Shawn Tolleson (4-2) intentionally walked Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano to load the bases with two outs. Tolleson then struck out Jesus Montero to end the threat.

    Texas has won five of six and snapped a six-game losing streak against the Mariners.

    The Rangers scored three times in the fourth on a run-scoring double by Fielder, an RBI single by Josh Hamilton and a bases-loaded walk to Chris Gimenez.

    Seattle starter Mike Montgomery got out of the inning but was replaced by David Rollins in the fifth. Montgomery gave up five hits, walked four and struck out four.

    The Mariners tied it 3-all in the bottom half. Cruz led off with a double, extending his hitting streak to 18 games -- and eight games with an extra-base hit. He scored on Montero's single, and Seattle also got runs on Mark Trumbo's sacrifice fly and Brad Miller's RBI single.

    Rangers starter Martin Perez gave up three runs -- two earned -- and seven hits in six innings.

    Mike Napoli started at first base for the Rangers, a day after Texas reacquired him in a trade with the Red Sox. Napoli was 0 for 2 with a walk before being replaced by pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland in the eighth.

    Texas lost a run after a replay review in the third. With Gimenez on second and two outs, Delino DeShields hit a grounder up the middle. Cano's throw from behind second base was too late to get DeShields at first. Gimenez headed for home, and plate umpire Dan Iassogna initially ruled Gimenez beat the tag, but the call was overturned on replay.

    TRAINER'S ROOM

    Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez has the flu, manager Lloyd McClendon said. Gutierrez was out of the lineup for the second straight game.

    MAKING MOVES

    Before the game, the Rangers optioned OF Ryan Rua to Triple-A Round Rock to make roster room for Napoli.

    HONORED

    Jamie Moyer was inducted as the ninth member of the Mariners Hall of Fame before the game. Moyer's 145 wins with Seattle are the most in team history. "Today means that forever I am a Seattle Mariner," he said.

    UP NEXT

    Rangers: RHP Colby Lewis (12-4, 4.68 ERA) has won four straight starts and is two wins shy of his career high.

    Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez (13-6, 3.13) goes into Sunday's game tied for the American League lead in wins. In 44 career starts against Texas, Hernandez is 14-21 with a 3.92 ERA.

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