Miguel Cairo had a two-out RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat Texas 4-3 on Wednesday to avoid a sweep and keep the Rangers from reaching .500. Wladimir Balentien led off the 12th with a single off Franklyn German (1-2), and Yuniesky Betancourt sacrificed. Balentien moved to third on a deep flyout by Ichiro Suzuki, who went 0-for-6 and ended a 13-game hitting streak.
Texas (20-22) clinched its sixth straight series by winning the first two games against Seattle, but missed the chance for a sweep after two fielding miscues led to two unearned runs in the seventh. Seattle, which trailed 2-0 after the first inning, matched its biggest comeback of the season to win for only the third time in 15 games.