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

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.

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
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 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.

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