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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rougned Odor quickly atoned for his baserunning blunders with a big blast for the Texas Rangers. Cheap Bulls Jerseys For Sale .Odor, thrown out on the bases twice after hits, ended it with a two-run homer to give the AL-best Rangers an 8-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.Fitting for Rougned to be the guy that did it, coming off a couple of baserunning situations where he was aggressive trying to make things happen, and backfired on him, manager Jeff Banister said.After getting thrown out trying to stretch a single to right in the seventh, in between RBI singles by Adrian Beltre and Jonathan Lucroy, the veteran Beltre got the aggressive youngsters attention with a tap to the head in the dugout.Then in the ninth, after Beltres leadoff single off closer Edwin Diaz (0-3) in his second inning, Odor hit a 2-2 drive to the hill in center field for his 25th homer.I was too aggressive on the bases and it was not the right situation. (Beltre) talked to me and explained to me the situation, and I just want to say thank you to him because hes a great teammate. He teaches me little things, Odor said. In my last at-bat, I was just trying to help my team.Texas won its fourth straight and has a 10 1/2-game lead in the AL West over third-place Seattle, which has lost four straight. Houston remained 8 1/2 games back after winning earlier Tuesday against Oakland.Right after Beltres homer in the third put Texas up 4-0, Odor reached second on a double-error by Mariners starter James Paxton, who bobbled the soft comebacker and then made a throwing error. But Odor was thrown out trying to steal third base, which cost the Rangers a run since Lucroy singled right after that.The ball was right in front of Odor in the seventh when was easily thrown out by right fielder Shawn OMalley when trying to stretch his hit into a double in the seventh.Look, its a guy trying to make a baseball play. Hes aggressive, we know that, we love that about him, Banister said. There is a certain margin of error in some situations.Matt Bush (6-2), who gave up a go-ahead sacrifice fly to Robinson Cano in the eighth, came back with a perfect ninth.The Mariners overcame that early 4-0 deficit and pushed head against suddenly erratic All-Star lefty and AL ERA leader Cole Hamels with six runs over two innings.We were able to string some good at-bats together and get some runs on the board, said Kyle Seager, who drove in two runs and scored one. Thats a good team over there and theyve got a lot of fight. It kind of went back and forth. Unfortunately, they got the last blow.OUT OF THE ZONEHamels needed only 27 pitches to get through the first three innings, but his 35 in the fourth included three walks -- two with the bases loaded. His ERA rose from 2.67 to 2.91.SHORT HOPSAlex Claudio pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings between Hamels and Bush. ... Texas improved to 30-8 in one-run games with its sixth walk-off victory. ... Rangers pitchers havent allowed a homer in their last eight games, matching Miami for the longest streak in the majors this season.TRAINERS ROOMMariners: Paxton ripped a fingernail in the third, but still pitched five innings. ... DH Nelson Cruz was given the night off because of a nerve issue in his left hand that is making it difficult to grip the bat. X-rays and an MRI showed no structural damage. Cruz hurt his hand on a checked swing Sunday, and his taking medication to ease the inflammation.Rangers: RHP Colby Lewis allowed five runs and eight hits over 3 1/3 innings in a rehab start for Double-A Frisco. He threw 41 of his 60 pitches for strikes. Lewis (strained right lat) has been out since late June.UP NEXTMariners: Felix Hernandez (9-4) pitches against Texas for the first time since this years seasons opener, when he gave up only one hit but walked five in six innings in a 3-2 loss. He faced the Rangers five times last season.Rangers: Martin Perez (8-10) has lost his last two starts, allowing 12 runs in 11 2/3 innings. The lefty is 1-6 his last 10 starts. Chandler Hutchison Jersey . The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. Bulls Jerseys China . With the first unit struggling of late and Amir Johnson - one of the teams iron men - hobbling on an injured right ankle, Patterson knew he could get the nod in a challenging matchup against one of the leagues up and coming players at his position. . - Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic has broken a shutout record that was only three months old in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.SURREY, B.C. -- Kirby Fabiens promising CFL rookie season has come to a premature end. B.C. coach Mike Benevides confirmed Wednesday the Lions guard will miss the rest of the season after suffering a devastating knee injury a night earlier in a loss to the Argonauts in Toronto. "Its unfortunate, because he was having a great start to his career," said Benevides after the club returned to its Surrey, B.C., training facility. "Its unfortunate, but hes done for the year." Fabien, a 22-year-old Calgary native, was injured when he was hit after a Travis Lulay pass was intercepted in a 38-12 loss to the Argos that ended B.C.s winning streak at three games. A 2012 first-round draft choice (seventh overall), Fabien had quickly established himself as a starter this year after electing to return to the University of Calgary last season. Fabien, who returned from Toronto with the team, is due to have an MRI exam on Thursday to determine the full extent of the damage and what surgery is needed. "The (team) doctor said there were several (torn ligaments), or more than one, so well find out what happens after that," said Benevides. Veteran Dean Valli, who replaced Fabien after he went down in Toronto, will assume the starting role when the Lions (3-2) host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-4) on Monday. "(Valli) stepped in and he did a wonderful job," said Benevides. "Hes got tremendous experience. So hell be the guy that steps in for us, and then Matt Albright is also there on game day for depth for us." Benevides said the club has discussed bringing back veteran guard Jon Hameister-Ries, who has been plagued by injuries and has not been with the team this season. But it is unlikely that Hameister-Ries will be called back. "Right now, were going to focus on the guys we have in house, which would be Matt Albright and would be Angus Reid and would be, obviously, Dean (Valli) stepping in to play the guard position," said Benevides. Veteran centre Reid has been placed on the nine-game injured reserve list due to a back injury that sidelined him early in training camp. But the Lions have the option of bringing him back early, if he is healthy.. Cheap Bulls Jerseys Authentic. Reid, 36, watched a practice Saturday while wearing his gear and holding his helmet. The Richmond, B.C., natives early return would allow Matt Norman, his replacement at centre, to shift back to the guard position. Norman played guard last season while splitting the year between the Lions and his University of Western Ontario teaching studies. Albright, a 21-year-old rookie out of St. Marys University, was drafted 42nd overall by B.C. this year. Fabien was B.C.s second Canadian rookie in two games to see his season end prematurely. Defensive back Matt McGarva, a 22-year-old Surrey, B.C., native, was also felled by a knee injury July 20 in a win over Edmonton, but his injury was not as apparent during the game and received little attention. "Its one of those things where its very unfortunate and sad for the athlete," said Benevides. "But theyll be stronger for it, and well have to adjust as a team." Fabiens injury spoiled a run of relative good fortune by the offensive line, which was plagued by injuries last season after three guards, including Valli, went down in training camp but was managing well in spite of Reids absence this year. "Those guys were doing a really nice job working together, and we had a lot of continuity in that area, and certainly didnt get that done," said Benevides. While Fabien starts to mend, Lions coaches, players and medical staff will also try to counsel him through the recovery process. "Its very tough for any athlete to go through, youve gotta work him through it and try to get the guys who have been through it before, maybe, to speak to him," said Benevides. "Its not an easy process to go through, so were there for him. He understands that, and I think he saw that from his teammates (Wednesday) morning on the plane." Benevides hopes the revamped offensive line can help the Lions get into the end zone against Winnipeg. The Lions advanced within 10 yards of the Toronto goal-line on four occasions Tuesday, but had to settle for field goals. "Thats going to be a discussion point -- theres no doubt," said Benevides adding the entire team needs to solve the problem. Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' ' 

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