Mike Sweeney hits RBI double for Mariners in 7-6 win over Rangers
Sweeney hit an RBI double off the top of the right-field wall — his second double and fourth hit — to score Corey Patterson with the go-ahead run in the ninth.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Rich Harden isn't concerned that he gave up another big inning.
Harden allowed four hits and three runs — four runs and eight hits overall — during a three-run fourth inning in the Rangers' 7-6 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.
"I look at it as a spring thing," said Harden, who next will pitch on April 7 against Toronto. "I might lose a little focus here. I'm not too concerned about it."
Milton Bradley led off the fourth with his second hit, stole second and scored on Mike Sweeney's double to left to cut Texas lead to 4-1. Jose Lopez singled, Franklin Gutierrez hit an RBI grounder to short and Adam Moore doubled before Harden struck out Jack Wilson and retired Ichiro Suzuki to end the inning with the lead down to 4-3.
"I has some bad misses in that inning and that was really it," said Harden, who finishes spring training with a 1-3 mark and 9.67 ERA in six starts. "The big thing is going to be limiting my pitches in those few innings."
Michael Young hit his first homer, a two-run shot in the bottom of the fourth, to make it 6-3. Bradley doubled and scored on an RBI single by Sweeney to pull Seattle back to 6-4.
Jose Lopez hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth of Guillermo Moscoso to tie the game at 6-all.
Sweeney hit an RBI double off the top of the right-field wall — his second double and fourth hit — to score Corey Patterson with the go-ahead run.
"We swung the bats which is something we needed for a while," said Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu, whose team had 14 hits.
Seattle starter David Pauley allowed six runs on 11 hits and two walks over four innings. Bradley finished 3 for 3 with a double, stolen base and two runs scored and Sweeney was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
Josh Hamilton and Vladimir Guerrero each doubled and scored in the third and Chris Davis had a pair of singles his first two at-bats for the Rangers.
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