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.
What proved to be the key run in Houston’s 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night came with a big price. Justin Maxwell was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the third inning and the Astros had to place the outfielder on the disabled list after the game with a broken left hand.