Seattle took two of three from the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field to start the season. Its lone loss came when All-Star closer J.J. Putz, who converted his first 29 save opportunities last season, allowed a two-run, go-ahead home run to Josh Hamilton in the ninth inning Tuesday. The next day Putz was put on the disabled list with a rib injury. Tomorrow's starter, Batista, earned the save Wednesday. In the Texas series, Seattle starters -Bedard, Hernandez and Carlos Silva - allowed two earned runs in 19 innings. Bedard, the former Orioles ace, got a no-decision in his Mariners debut, allowing one run on three hits in five innings.
NEXT FIVE GAMES
Today: Mariners, 7:05 p.m., MASN2 Starters: Mariners' Jarrod Washburn (10-15, 4.32 in 2007) vs. Orioles' Orioles' Steve Trachsel (7-11, 4.90 in 2007)
Tomorrow: Mariners, 7:05 p.m., MASN Starters: Mariners' Miguel Batista (16-11, 4.29 in 2007) vs. Adam Loewen (2-0, 3.56 in 2007)
Sunday: Mariners, 1:35 p.m., Ch. 13, MASN Starters: Mariners' Erik Bedard (0-0, 1.80 in 2008) vs. Orioles' Jeremy Guthrie (0-1, 8.44 in 2008)
Monday: Mariners, 3:05 p.m., MASN2 Starters: Mariners' Felix Hernandez (0-0, 0.00 in 2008) vs. Orioles' Brian Burres (6-8, 5.95 in 2007)
Tuesday: At Rangers, 2:05 p.m., MASN Starters: Orioles' Daniel Cabrera (0-0, 13.50 in 2008) vs. Rangers' Jason Jennings (0-1, 7.20 in 2008)
Radio: All games on 105.7 FM