Vazquez Homers in 10th as Rangers Rally Past M's

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 12:08 AM CDT
Texas Rangers' Ramon Vazquez (12) crosses home plate after hitting a walk-off home run against the Seattle Mariners to give the Rangers a 13-12 win in the tenth inning of an MLB baseball game.   (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)
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(Newser) – The only real fireworks between Texas and Seattle this time were the pyrotechnic displays after back-to-back home runs by Josh Hamilton and Milton Bradley, and then the 10th-inning game-winning shot by Ramon Vazquez as the Rangers rallied for a 13-12 victory Monday night.

Only four nights after Mariners first baseman Richie Sexson charged the mound and flung his helmet at Texas pitcher Kason Gabbard to ignite a bench-clearing brawl, the AL West rivals met again. Sexson was with his team, but not playing while serving the third game of his five-game suspension for his actions. He'll miss the entire Texas series. Vazquez's homer came on a 1-0 pitch with one out in the 10th off Brandon Morrow (0-1), who struck out the other four batters he faced.