On Friday night, the Rangers and Mariners opened their three-game series from Globe Life Field.

Dane Dunning got the start for Texas as he looked to bounce back from his last start where he went 4.1 innings, giving up 7 hits, and 3 runs, 2 of which were earned.

For Seattle, it was Logan Gilbert, who came into the night 5-2 with a 2.29 ERA.

Both starters cruised through the first 3 innings. Neither team reached the scoreboard through 3.

Dane Dunning needed just 6 pitches to get through the first. He followed that up with a 9-pitch second inning.

Seattle’s Logan Gilbert also looked rather comfy through 3, allowing just two Rangers to reach base, both of which being Josh Smith. (Single and Walk)

The Mariners would be the first to the scoreboard as Eugenio Suarez hit a sac fly to bring Ty France home and make it 1-0 Seattle.

Seattle added a run on a solo shot from catcher Cal Raleigh. The Mariners then lead 2-0.

The Rangers imminently got a chance to answer when Jonah Heim lead off the 5th with a double. However following a Nathaniel Lowe fly out, an Eli White strike out, and a Josh Smith pop out the Rangers stranded Heim on second base.

Texas would however breakthrough in the next inning, capitalizing off a throwing error by Mariners’ 3rd baseman Eugenio Suarez which put Marcus Semien on first.

Semien would go on to steal second and score on a Corey Seager RBI double.

Kole Calhoun contributed to the inning with an RBI double that scored Seager to tie the game at 2!!!!.

The Rangers grabbed their first lead of the night when Nathaniel Lowe drove one into the Rangers bullpen to put Texas up 3-2!!!

Dane Dunning provided the Rangers with an amazing start! Dunning went 7 innings giving up just 2 runs (both earned) with 7 strikeouts.

Matt Bush was first out of the Ranger bullpen. He pitched a scoreless 8th inning to keep the Rangers in front.

Joe Barlow came on for the Rangers and blew his first save of the year. Eugenio Suarez deposited a two-run homer into the Rangers bullpen to take a 4-3 lead in the 9th.
Ultimately the Rangers fell short losing 4-3 after failing to score in the 9th. Sam Huff was stranded on first after walking,

Rookie 3rd baseman Josh Smith left tonight’s game with left shoulder soreness. He will be feather evaluated.

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