Nick Tepesch won for the first time in more than 10 months, Shin-Soo Choo hit a tie-breaking home run, and the Texas Rangers defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday.
Choo led off the fifth with his homer into the bullpen in left-center. Joakim Soria pitched a perfect inning for his eighth save.
Tepesch (1-0) went 6 1-3 innings for his first win since last July 5.
Texas scored three runs in the first inning against former Rangers right-hander Chris Young (3-2). Daniel Robertson led off with a walk and scored on Elvis Andrus' home run. Alex Rios singled home the third run.
Seattle scored three times to tie it in the fourth. James Jones tripled and scored on Michael Saunders' single.
Robinson Cano then hit a two-run homer. Center fielder Michael Choice ran back to attempt a catch, but his glove hit the wall as the ball barely cleared it.
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