SEATTLE (AP) - David Murphy watched an intentional walk immediately ahead of him then hit a go-ahead, three-run home run, Michael Young hit his first grand slam in three years and the first-place Texas Rangers beat the lowly Seattle Mariners 11-6 on Wednesday night.
Texas took the lead with five runs in the fifth before Young's first slam since Sept. 16, 2007. It came off Garrett Olson in the seventh and capped a weird day in which the Rangers remained eight games ahead of Oakland in the AL West while their franchise was being auctioned for sale in a courthouse in Fort Worth, Texas.
Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban launched an aggressive bid to buy the Rangers, challenging Hall of Fame pitcher and team president Nolan Ryan and his group of investors.
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