Young's 4 RBI day enough to beat Mariners

Young's 4 RBI day enough to beat Mariners

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ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 12: Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers beats the tag at second base by Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners second base at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 12, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 2:09 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Michael Young hit a two-run homer and had four RBIs to back Derek Holland, leading the Texas Rangers over the Seattle Mariners 5-3 Thursday.



Young had an RBI single in the first. With Texas leading 1-0 in the fifth inning for the third straight game, Young hit an opposite-field homer into the first row in right for a 3-0 lead against Jason Vargas (1-1). Young added a run-scoring single in the eighth off Erasmo Ramirez.



Holland (1-0) allowed two runs and five hits in 7 1-3 innings, struck out eight and walked none. He extended a scoreless streak by Texas starters to 22 2-3 innings before Alex Liddi's RBI single in the sixth. Kyle Seager added a 438-foot homer into the right-field upper deck in the seventh.


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