Arlington, Texas (Sports Network) – Cliff Lee struck out seven in a complete-game effort and Michael Saunders belted a three-run homer in Seattle’s 4-2 win over the Texas Rangers to open a four-game series.
Lee (4-2) gave up seven hits and surrendered two runs in the ninth inning, but held on to win his third straight decision. The lefty, who hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in each of his last three appearances, logged his second complete game of the season and 15th of his career.
Rob Johnson added an RBI single for the Mariners, who snapped a three-game skid. Chone Figgins had three hits in the win.
Scott Feldman (3-6) permitted nine hits and four runs — three earned — over 5 2/3 innings for the Rangers, who were coming off series wins against the Rays and White Sox.