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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The sight of the Texas Rangers pitching staff does wonders for Kyle Seager. Egidio Arevalo Rios Uruguay Jersey . The Seattle third baseman had three hits, including a two-run single that sparked a four-run third inning as the Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Tuesday night. A career .256 hitter in four seasons, Seager is hitting .329 against the Rangers. "Ive always seen the ball pretty well here," Seager said. "Its a good park to hit in." Robinson Cano, Dustin Ackley and recent call-up Nick Franklin added two hits each as the Mariners, last in the American League in hitting, had every member of the batting order reach base during the first four innings, That backed the pitching of right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma (3-0), who allowed both runs and six hits through eight innings. Iwakuma had a streak of 17 consecutive scoreless innings end with a home run by Adrian Beltre leading off the second inning that made it 1-0. Seattle has won two consecutive games for the first time since early May. "Hes phenomenal," Seager said of Iwakuma. "Hes got great tempo and seduces ground balls." Iwakuma began the year on the disabled list with a torn tendon in his right middle finger and made his first start on May 3. He threw a season-high 99 pitches on Tuesday night. "Im not obsessed with going nine innings," Iwakuma said through a translator. "I want to go out there and do my part, and I feel like I did my part today." Rangers manager Ron Washingtons take on the Seattle starter was: "Same Iwakuma. Sinking the ball. Cutting the ball. Hitting his spots. Changing speeds. Working fast. Having early contact." Mariners catcher Mike Zunino told manager Lloyd McClendon that he thought Iwakuma was finished after throwing 90 pitches in seven innings. McClendon decided to see what more his starter had, and Iwakuma retired Texas in order in the eighth on nine pitches. "Were hoping to get him built up," McClendon said. "He ran out of gas again." The loss in the opener of a two-game set means the Rangers have either lost or split six consecutive series. Texas Colby Lewis (3-3) started on seven days rest and allowed five runs on nine hits through six innings, the longest of his seven starts this season. Lewis debuted in the starting rotation in mid-April after missing the previous 21 months following elbow and hip surgeries. Franklin was called up from Triple-A Tacoma to replace Corey Hart, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list after straining his left hamstring on Sunday. Franklin was leading the Pacific Coast League in hitting. A Texas lineup that has yet to feature second baseman Jurickson Profar or catcher Geovany Soto this season because of injury played Tuesday without first baseman Prince Fielder and centerfielder Leonys Martin. The Rangers hoped Fielder would return after sitting out two games because of neck stiffness that was recently attributed to a herniated disk. But after an early batting practice session, Fielder said he wasnt ready to play. Martin was removed from the original lineup because of stiff neck. Cano has reached base in 27 consecutive games, a career high for the five-time All-Star who signed with the Mariners as a free agent following nine seasons with the New York Yankees. NOTES: The Rangers replaced Robbie Ross in the starting rotation with Scott Baker, who will pitch Friday at Detroit. Ross, a first-year starter, was 1-4 with a 4.78 ERA. McClendon said LHP James Paxton (latissimus dorsi) and RHP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) both threw well during game-simulated sessions on Tuesday afternoon. Texas optioned C J.P. Arencibia to Triple-A Round Rock, purchased C Chris Gimenez from Round Rock and moved LHP Martin Perez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day list. Anton Tinnerholm Sweden Jersey . Russia. When the best players from both countries hooked up for an eight-game series in 1972, a heated rivalry was born. 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Weaver gave up one run over seven innings -- a home run by Matt LaPorta in the seventh -- and lowered his ERA to 1.79, best in the majors. In going 8-0 in 12 starts since May 23, he has a 1.27 ERA over 92 1-3 innings. "I dont know how its happening," he said. "Im just going out and doing my job. I get a lot of good defence behind me and timely hitting. I cant get overexcited and have to just go out the next time and try to give my team a chance to win." Walden nearly gave the Angels a chance to lose, though he was the victim of some lucky hitting by the Indians. After Scott Downs worked the eighth, Walden, who blew the save Monday night when Cleveland scored twice in the ninth to win 3-2, earned his 24th save in 31 chances. It wasnt easy. Cleveland loaded the bases with no outs. Travis Hafner reached on a giant-hop single over Trumbos head at first. Carlos Santana followed with a single poked between first and second, just out of the reach of diving second baseman Howie Kendrick. Then everybody was safe when catcher Jeff Mathis pounced on a bunt by rookie Lonnie Chisenhall and threw to third, too late to get pinch-runner Orlando Cabrera. "Jordan did a good job, you couldnt blame him for any of those," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. The big right-hander then got LaPorta to ground into a home-to-first double play started by Kendrick, who scooped up the ball on a short hop and made a strong throw home. "That was the play of the night," Scioscia said. "Thats what we needed, a double play. To turn two was some kind of play." That brought up rookie Jason Kipnis, whose first career hit won Mondays game. Walden pumped his fist in the air as he threw a third strike past Kipnis to close it out. "With two outs, Im giving you my best stuff," said Walden, whose fastball nudges triple digits. "I elevated a fastball and he swung througgh it. Mathias Corujo Uruguay Jersey. " Trumbo delivered against Josh Tomlin (11-5) in the top of the seventh. Bobby Abreu singled and moved up on a groundout. With two outs, Acta ordered Tomlin to intentionally walk hot-hitting Kendrick to face Trumbo. "I hate to say so, but that was a smart play right there," Trumbo said. Kendrick had eight hits in his previous four games, is a .340 hitter in July during his career and is batting .324 on the road this year. Trumbo was in a 1-for-15 slide and hitting .198 with runners in scoring position. The big first baseman broke out of it by lining a 1-2 pitch off the wall in right-centre to easily drive home two runs. "Trumbo killed it," Scioscia said. "That ball was a laser." The rookie said he felt particularly satisfied standing on second base. "That was one of the best feelings Ive had all season," he said. The Angels, second in the AL West, have won five of seven and are an AL-best 25-12 since June 13. Cleveland, second in the AL Central, has dropped seven of 10. Tomlin threw first-pitch strikes to 26 of 28 batters, not counting the intentional walk. The right-hander allowed two runs and four hits, striking out three over eight innings. Tomlin has worked at least five innings in each of his 33 career starts, tied with Pat Malone (1928-29) for the third-longest streak since 1900. Weaver has worked at least six innings in 30 consecutive starts. The right-hander surpassed his win total from a year ago and his ERA is the lowest ever by an Angels pitcher through 22 starts. In six career starts at Progressive Field, Weaver is 4-0 with a 2.01 ERA. One of Weavers two non-quality starts this season came against the Indians, a 4-3 home loss May 7. He gave up seven hits and a season high-tying four runs in six innings after winning his three previous outings over Cleveland. Notes: Trumbos 85 hits and 48 RBIs lead AL rookies. ... Weaver has 78 wins, tying RHP Kirk McCaskill for ninth in Angels history. ... Indians RHP Alex White, out since May 21 with a sore right middle finger, will throw a simulated two innings Wednesday. If all goes well, the rookie could got on a rehab assignment. ... According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Kipnis RBI single Monday was the first time an Indians players first career hit was a walkoff. ... The Angels have scored two or fewer runs in four of their last six games, giving up just 11 runs over that time. ... Cleveland has totalled 12 runs over its last six games. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '