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Official Recap: Texas 6, Seattle 0

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Tommy Hunter pitched into the seventh inning while David Murphy broke a scoreless tie in the same frame with a two-run homer, and Texas went on to top Seattle, 6-0.

Elvis Andrus drove in a run later in the seventh and the Rangers put up three more runs in the eighth, starting with a Nelson Cruz RBI double. Each collected two hits. Murphy, meanwhile, homered for the second straight game to help Texas take the final two games to this three-game set.

Hunter (9-1) bounced back from his worst outing of the season and only loss in working around eight hits and fanning five with two walks in 6 1/3 innings.

On the losing end for a third straight start and fourth consecutive decision was Mariners ace Felix Hernandez (7-9), who lasted 6 2/3 frames and gave up three runs on eight hits.

It was Seattle’s ninth loss in the last 10 games.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.