Rapid Reaction: Mariners 8, Rangers 6
What it means: Texas has just one victory in eight spring training games this season. That trend extends to one win in 11 games dating to the end of the 2012 Cactus League season.
Time's up: Starter Randy Wells was scheduled to go three innings but only lasted two after eclipsing his 50-pitch limit. He threw 54 pitches, 30 for strikes.
One more: Mitch Moreland is the first Ranger to homer in consecutive games this spring after hitting a two-run shot in the first inning off Seattle lefty James Paxton.
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Two by six: All six Rangers home runs this spring have been two-run shots.
Murph's miscue: Seattle scored its first run on an error by left fielder David Murphy, who overran a ground-ball base hit by Michael Morse, which allowed Jason Bay to score and Kendrys Morales to advance to third.
First blood: Texas has now scored first in the last two games, after failing to do so in its first six contests.
Close call: Ian Kinsler was robbed of a couple RBIs in the fourth inning when his bases-loaded line drive to left was caught on a nice sliding play by Carlos Peguero, who checks in at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds.
Long gone: Seattle hit four home runs, the most allowed by Rangers pitching in a game this spring.
What's next? Texas heads to Scottsdale for its first 2013 Cactus League game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at 2:10 p.m. CT. LHP Matt Harrison (0-0, 36.00) will make his second start of the spring. LHP Wade Miley is scheduled to start for Arizona.
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