Rangers Vs. Mariners: Game 1 Preview, TV Info And More

May 5, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland (45) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

The Rangers are leading the AL West at the halfway mark of the MLB season for the third straight year. They'll continue their defense of the division at Seattle on Friday.

The Rangers had their best halfway record in club history when they hit the All-Star break last week at 52-34, but that hides the fact Texas is recovering from a recent five game skid of losses (quote courtesy of MLB.com)

"We lost five in a row and you don't know the feelings we were having while we were losing," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "You don't know what that's like. Not like that. Three of them were one-run ballgames. We had opportunities to win them. That's the disappointing part. Putting yourself in a position and not coming through."

Texas opens the second half of the MLB season leading the AL West for a third straight year, and at division rival Seattle, who is once again under .500 at the halfway point for the third consecutive season.

Date / Time: Friday, July 13, 9:10 p.m. CT

Location: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington

TV: TXA-21

Radio: 103.3 ESPN , 1540am ESPN Deportes

Probable Starters: Derek Holland (5-4) vs. Kevin Millwood (3-6)

For more on the Texas Rangers, check out Lone Star Ball. Seattle Mariners news and info can be found at Lookout Landing, and all your baseball news is available at Baseball Nation.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.