Rangers cash in on late miscues to beat Mariners 3-2

Rangers cash in on late miscues to beat Mariners 3-2

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ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 16: Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers celebrates after hitting a walk off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 16, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 16 at 11:00 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Leonys Martin had a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers scored two unearned runs in a two-out rally against Fernando Rodney, beating the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday night in a game that started as a battle of aces.

Rodney (0-1) retired the first two in the ninth before Kevin Kouzmanoff's single that ricocheted off the glove of sliding shortstop Brad Miller and dribbled into the outfield. Mitch Moreland drew a walk before pinch-hitter Donnie Murphy's grounder was fielded by Miller, whose toss to second base was high and allowed Moreland to slide in safely.

Martin had the winner after Rodney's wild pitch allowed the tying run to score.

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez struck out nine and had retired 10 in a row before Martin's leadoff triple in the eighth ended the big right-hander's night. Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for the Rangers.

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