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Travis Blackley vs Joe Saunders Tilt Ends in Texas 8-3 Win

Texas grabbed an 8-3 win over Seattle on Monday, as Travis Blackley was credited with a win at Safeco Field.

The Rangers were a -127 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Travis Blackley earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 1, and allowing 5 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from A.J. Pierzynski in the win.

Seattle got a 7-inning outing from Joe Saunders in the loss. He gave up 7 earned runs, 3 walks and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Brad Miller had 2 hits in the loss for the Mariners.

The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 11 hits, while Seattle only had 5.