Nippert leads Rangers to victory

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas fill-in starter Dustin Nippert allowed seven hits in seven innings, Milton Bradley hit a sacrifice fly and the Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0.

Nippert is 2-and-4. He was making his third start in place of injured Vicente Padilla, struck out four and walked none.

Frank Francisco worked the ninth to convert his fourth consecutive save chance since taking over as closer last week.

It was the seventh shutout of the season for the Rangers, the second by a 1-0 score.

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