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Rangers ride hammerin' Hank
Hank Blalock's bat did most of the damage, helping erase a subpar start by Nick Bierbodt, as the Rangers opened a 14-game road trip by overpowering the Mariners.
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Hank Blalock rounds third after homering in the first inning at Seattle's Safeco Field. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Ryan Franklin gave up four homers in five innings as the Mariners were pummeled by the Rangers in the opener of the four-game series against the AL West leaders at Safeco Field.
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Texas (43-30)
Won 1
Texas 8, Seattle 5  
Seattle (30-44)
Lost 2
June 28, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
2 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 0   8 16 0
Seattle
3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0   5 9 0
Standings through 6/28/04  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Mariners Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, M, SS6220004.327
Blalock, 3B5233013.315
Soriano, 2B5121012.298
Fullmer, DH3110101.242
a-Perry, PH-DH1011000.252
Teixeira, 1B5112013.255
Young, E, LF4020000.324
Matthews, RF0000000.260
Mench, RF-LF3111122.265
Conti, CF5020013.212
Barajas, C3010203.286
Totals4081684621 

a-Singled for Fullmer in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Young, M 2 (15, Franklin, Myers), Blalock (20, Myers).
HR: Blalock 2 (20, 1st inning off Franklin, 0 on, 1 out; 6th inning off Putz, 1 on, 1 out), Soriano (12, 1st inning off Franklin, 0 on, 1 out), Mench (8, 4th inning off Franklin, 0 on, 1 out), Teixeira (11, 5th inning off Franklin, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, M 4; Blalock 10; Soriano 5; Fullmer; Perry; Teixeira 4; Young, E 2; Mench 4; Conti 2; Barajas.
RBI: Blalock 3 (55), Soriano (45), Mench (25), Teixeira 2 (32), Perry (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mench, Blalock 3, Barajas, Young, M.
GIDP: Fullmer, Teixeira.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
CS: Young, E (8, 2nd base by Franklin/Wilson).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Bierbrodt (Suzuki at 1st base).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, RF4010103.318
Winn, LF4110103.260
Cabrera, 1B3111112.291
Martinez, DH4100113.246
Boone, 2B5123023.218
Aurilia, SS4120002.241
Wilson, C4000012.273
Spiezio, 3B2011110.222
Bocachica, CF2010110.271
Totals325956718 

BATTING
2B: Cabrera (9, Rodriguez), Aurilia (12, Almanzar).
3B: Winn (4, Rodriguez).
HR: Boone (10, 1st inning off Bierbrodt, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Suzuki; Winn 3; Cabrera 2; Boone 5; Aurilia 3; Spiezio; Bocachica.
RBI: Boone 3 (30), Cabrera (22), Spiezio (29).
2-out RBI: Boone 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, Aurilia, Winn 2, Boone.
S: Bocachica.
SF: Spiezio.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Suzuki (19, 2nd base off Cordero/Barajas).
CS: Suzuki (6, 2nd base by Bierbrodt/Barajas), Boone (1, 2nd base by Rodriguez/Barajas).
PO: Suzuki (1st base by Bierbrodt).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Boone-Aurilia-Cabrera, Aurilia-Boone-Cabrera).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bierbrodt 1.22335015.27
Rodriguez (W, 1-0)3.25111202.45
Mahay (H, 5)0.20000002.96
Francisco (H, 3)1.00000304.50
Almanzar 1.01110102.97
Cordero (S, 23)1.01000101.87
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Franklin (L, 3-6)5.08553444.74
Putz 2.04220014.45
Myers 1.03110103.32
Hasegawa 1.01001105.45

WP: Bierbrodt.
HBP: Cabrera (by Cordero), Young, E (by Franklin), Mench (by Putz).
Pitches-strikes: Bierbrodt 48-18, Rodriguez 56-35, Mahay 6-3, Francisco 16-12, Almanzar 13-9, Cordero 23-15, Franklin 96-61, Putz 43-29, Myers 19-13, Hasegawa 15-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bierbrodt 2-2, Rodriguez 5-3, Mahay 1-1, Francisco 0-0, Almanzar 1-1, Cordero 1-1, Franklin 2-8, Putz 3-3, Myers 2-0, Hasegawa 1-1.
Batters faced: Bierbrodt 11, Rodriguez 16, Mahay 2, Francisco 3, Almanzar 4, Cordero 5, Franklin 26, Putz 10, Myers 5, Hasegawa 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Rodriguez 2-0, Mahay 2-0.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Varies.
T: 3:18.
Att: 28,253.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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