Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was been selected by the Texas Rangers from the Colorado Rockies on Thursday in the Triple-A portion of baseball’s winter meeting draft.
Leonys Martin homered and drove in a career-high four runs as the Texas Rangers roughed up Felix Hernandez and romped past the Seattle Mariners 12-4 Thursday.
The Mariners will look to the King to prevent a six-game losing streak and a second consecutive sweep.
Danny Farquhar balked in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and that wasn’t even his biggest error of the night.
In addition to snapping a four-game losing streak, the Mariners aim to prevent Derek Holland from picking up his 10th win of the season Tuesday.
Travis Blackley pitched six effective innings and A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer, leading the Texas Rangers to an 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
The Mariners took two of three in Arlington last week and look to Joe Saunders on Monday to repeat the success.
Throwing caution to the wind, Kyle Seager took a pitch that was nearly in the dirt down the right field line for a game-winning RBI double in the Mariners’ 4-3 win over the Rangers on Saturday.
Kendrys Morales homered twice and tied a career high with six RBIs, and Grimm gave up three home runs in all as Texas lost 9-2.
Seattle, which is hitting only .218 as a team, struck out 32 times in the three-games at Texas that started with two shutout losses. The Mariners have 63 Ks their last five games.