Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Brandon Wade
April 16, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Leonys Martin had a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers scored two unearned runs in a two-out rally against Fernando Rodney, beating the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday night in a game that started as a battle of aces.

Rodney (0-1) retired the first two in the ninth before Kevin Kouzmanoff's single that ricocheted off the glove of sliding shortstop Brad Miller and dribbled into the outfield. Mitch Moreland drew a walk before pinch-hitter Donnie Murphy's grounder was fielded by Miller, whose toss to second base was high and allowed Moreland to slide in safely.

Martin had the winner after Rodney's wild pitch allowed the tying run to score.

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez struck out nine and had retired 10 in a row before Martin's leadoff triple in the eighth ended the big right-hander's night. Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for the Rangers.

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