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Seattle Mariners defeat Texas Rangers, World Series champions knocked out of first place

Mariners beat Rangers 4-0, knocking them out of first place. Logan Gilbert shines, Julio Rodríguez hits first homer. Viral summary: Mariners win!

The Seattle Mariners (12-11) have been on a hot streak, winning eight of their last games and moving a half-game ahead of the Texas Rangers (12-12) in the AL West. In a recent game, Logan Gilbert delivered an impressive performance, allowing only two hits while pitching into the seventh inning. The young talent Julio Rodríguez also shined, hitting his first homer of the season to help the Mariners secure a 4-0 victory over the reigning World Series champion Rangers, knocking them out of first place for the first time this season.

Gilbert's stellar outing marked the franchise-record 11th consecutive game where Mariners starters have pitched at least five innings and allowed two earned runs or less. The team, which missed the playoffs last season after a 21-year postseason drought, has shown significant improvement and determination in their recent games.

The Mariners' pitching staff, including Ryne Stanek, Gabe Speier, and Andrés Muñoz, combined efforts to secure their third shutout of the season. On the offensive side, Rodríguez's impressive two-run shot in the third inning and Cal Raleigh's two-run homer in the first inning set the tone for the Mariners' victory.

Despite a strong performance from Rangers pitcher Dane Dunning, who struck out seven in 4 1/3 innings, the Mariners' offense proved to be too much to handle. Gilbert's record of 31-0 when the Mariners score at least three runs while he is in the game highlights his importance to the team's success.

Looking ahead, the Mariners will rely on RHP Collin Snider, who was recently reinstated from the injured list, to continue their winning streak. On the other side, the Rangers will need to regroup and strategize as they aim to avoid falling below .500 for the first time since Bruce Bochy became their manager in 2023.

The upcoming matchup between RHP Bryce Miller and RHP Jon Gray promises to be an exciting one, with both teams hungry for a win. As the Mariners continue their quest for postseason success, and the Rangers look to reclaim their position at the top of the AL West, fans can expect an intense battle on the field.

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