Davis' Big Blast Powers Rangers Past Mariners

Texas goes scoreless until 3-run ninth.

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    Chris Davis' ninth inning 2-run blast powered Texas past Seattle Thursday afternoon.

    Texas Rangers slugger Chris Davis hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning today in a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

    The win in Arlington completed a three-game sweep.

    The Rangers didn't score until Hank Blalock led off the ninth against closer Brandon Morrow (0-3) with a home run into the second deck of right-field stands.

    After David Murphy's one-out double, Davis homered to center to give AL West-leading Texas its 10th win in 12 games.
    Felix Hernandez pitched seven shutout innings for Seattle.

    Matt Harrison (4-2) threw a five-hitter for his second complete game in a row, though his consecutive scoreless innings streak ended at 22.

    Harrison struck out seven with no walks, but left the mound after his 102nd pitch trailing 2-0.

    Michael Young had two hits for Texas -- singles in the first and sixth. After his first single, Josh Hamilton walked before Hernandez retired 15 of the next 16 batters.