Rangers sweep Mariners, take over first place

SEATTLE (AP) - David Murphy tied the game in the ninth inning, then singled again to score Julio Borbon in the 11th, and the Texas Rangers trumped an ace-like start by Seattle's Doug Fister to beat the Mariners 3-1 on Sunday.

Murphy singled off closer David Aardsma in the top of the ninth to score Elvis Andrus with the tying run, after Fister had allowed just three hits in eight scoreless innings. He then lined a single off Mark Lowe (1-3), after an infield single by Andrus on a bunt when Lowe fell down.

Andrus then scored on the second passed ball of the inning on by catcher Rob Johnson, who looked crossed up by Lowe, giving the Rangers an extra cushion.

The Rangers are now 13-12 on the season and alone in first place in the American League West.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-05-02-10 1938EDT

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