Rangers beat Mariners 10-1

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2008 12:17 AM CDT
Texas Rangers' Michael Young breaks his bat on a two-run single against the Seattle Mariners in the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in Seattle.    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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(Newser) – Major league RBIs leader Josh Hamilton, Michael Young and David Murphy drove in three runs each to support stingy starter Sidney Ponson in the Texas Rangers' 10-1 victory over the sinking Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Seattle lost for the sixth time in seven games before the smallest crowd in Safeco Field history to move back into a last-place tie in the AL West.

Mariners hitters continued their mostly punchless season with just seven harmless hits in seven innings off Ponson (2-0), who worked quickly and at times effortlessly. He struck out two and walked one. The Rangers scored 10 runs in three innings on just six hits and seven walks. Seattle starter Miguel Batista 2-4) and Cha Seung Baek walked 10 in all.