October 3, 2009
MLB: Seattle 2, Texas 1
Ryan Rowland-Smith and three relievers combined on a seven-hitter Saturday, leading Seattle's 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers.
Seattle runs scored on a solo homer by Ken Griffey Jr. in the bottom of the fourth and an RBI single by Franklin Gutierrez in the fifth.
Jose Lopez went 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.
Rowland-Smith (5-4) gave up a run and six hits in 6 2/3 innings before relief from Shawn Kelley, Garrett Olson and Miguel Batista, who earned his first save with a 1-2-3 ninth.
Elvis Andrus hit a seventh-inning RBI double, and Andruw Jones had two of the seven hits for the Rangers, who have lost five of seven.
The losing pitcher was starter Tommy Hunter (9-6).