Derek Holland took a one-hit shutout into the ninth inning and Michael Young hit two of Texas' five home runs, leading the Rangers over the Seattle Mariners 7-1 on Thursday night.
Holland (4-6) retired 24 of his first 25 batters and struck out
10. The only hits he allowed were Jack Hannahan's broken-bat single
with two outs in the fifth and Franklin Gutierrez's two-out single
in the ninth on the rookie left-hander's 118th and final pitch.
Warner Madrigal gave up an RBI single to Jose Lopez and walked
Mike Sweeney to load the bases before Chris Shelton flied out to
Texas matched a season high for homers, three off starter
Garrett Olson (3-5). Hank Blalock, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Marlon
Byrd also connected.
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