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  • May 31, 2017 10:08 PM CDT

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nick Tepesch and Robbie Ross helped the Texas Rangers hold off the Seattle Mariners. Taywan Taylor Youth Jersey . Tepesch, back from the minor leagues, earned his first major league victory in more than 10 months and the Rangers edged the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday. Ross, back in the bullpen after an unsuccessful stint in the rotation, bailed Tepesch out of a seventh-inning jam. Neal Cotts, whose ERA has ballooned from 1.11 in 2013 to 4.34 this season, had a strong eighth. Joakim Soria, back in a closers role this year for the first time since 2011, pitched a perfect ninth inning for his eighth save in eight opportunities. The Rangers offence had three first-inning runs and Shin-Soo Choos leadoff home run in the bottom of the fifth that broke a 3-3 tie. Choos fifth homer went into the bullpen in left-centre. "Two strikes, I was in a rough spot. I think about more (getting) on base," he said. "Got a home run that got up in that gust a little bit, thats it," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. "Its a tough ballpark to pitch in, but I thought (Chris Young) did a pretty darn good job for us. Texas turned two double plays. The second was on Ross second pitch after entering the game with one out and runners on first and second for the Mariners. Pinch hitter Stefen Romero grounded to Adrian Beltre, who stepped on third base and threw to first to complete the inning-ending double play. "I was thinking, Gosh, here we go! Im in a situation where I like to be. I was pretty amped," Ross said. "I wanted to be out of that inning without those runs scoring." Tepesch (1-0) allowed five hits and two walks in 6 1-3 innings for his first win since defeating Houston 10-5 on July 5, 2013. The second-year pitcher threw a career-high 112 pitches. It was his second start this season for the Rangers after being recalled from Triple-A Round Rock, where he was 6-1. Texas manager Ron Washington has noticed a difference. "He has an out pitch right now. Hes got that slider working, and hes able to locate his sinker. With that going on and commanding the baseball, I think theres the difference right there." Washington visited Tepesch on the mound with one out in the seventh and Dustin Ackley coming up. Tepesch assured the manager he was OK. Then he walked both Ackley and John Buck. "I just wanted to know how he was feeling," Washington said. "Did he think he had enough to get this lefty up there? Because I had a lefty ready. The look in his eyes, he convinced me, and I had to end up getting Robbie to bail me out." After that, it was Cotts striking out Robinson Cano, who had homered earlier, and Seager, who entered the game with a .358 average in Arlington, with a runner on second base in the eighth. Against former Rangers right-hander Chris Young (3-2), Daniel Robertson led off the first with a walk and scored on Elvis Andrus homer. Alex Rios singled home the third run. Seattle tied it in the fourth. James Jones tripled and scored on Michael Saunders single. Cano then hit his two-run homer. Center fielder Michael Choice ran back to attempt a catch, but his glove hit the wall as the ball barely cleared it. Seattle had only one baserunner against Tepesch in the first three innings: Seager on a leadoff single in the second. He was erased in an unusual 4-5-3 double play. With Texas defence shifted to the right, Smoak grounded to second baseman Luis Sardinas, who threw to Beltre covering second. Beltres relay throw to first beat Smoak. Young gave up seven hits and three walks in 6 1-3 innings. "You have those games where if you can limit the damage early, you feel like youll pitch a good game, and I gave up one too many in the first," Young said. NOTES: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder (neck) missed a fourth consecutive game, and centre fielder Leonys Martin (stiff neck) was not in the starting lineup for the second game in a row. Martin entered the game as a defensive replacement in the ninth. ... The teams split the two-game series. Jonnu Smith Titans Jersey .Bekker was added Wednesday in exchange for allocation money after two seasons with Toronto. The native of Canada had 29 MLS appearances, including 16 starts. Hes also played in 13 games for the Canadian national team. Corey Davis Titans Jersey . On a hot, sweaty day, the Hall of Famer looked cool and comfortable.SAN DIEGO -- Danny Woodhead was many things to the San Diego Chargers -- running back, receiver, leader, hard worker and popular teammate. Now hes out for the season, having broken his lower right leg in a 22-10 victory at Buffalo on Sunday. "He means a lot to the organization," coach Mike McCoy said Monday. "His love for the game, the way he plays, his love for his teammates, the way he practices, great to be around. Hes one of the first guys in the building. He only knows how to do it one way. Hes a true professional. Were going to miss him but weve got to move on." Woodhead was hurt on the first drive Sunday. He was stopped after a 1-yard gain by diving defensive tackle Kyle Williams. Williams hit Woodhead directly in the right ankle, which appeared to twist underneath the player. "Its a brutal business and its tough and injuries are a part of the game, unfortunately," McCoy said. "But it means so much to him. Thats the toughest thing. The first thing he said to me after the game was, Coach, dont worry. Ill be back and Ill be back stronger than ever. I promise that. I cant wait to get him back out here." Woodhead was lost one week after Ryan Mathews sprained his right knee in a victory against the Seattle Seahawks. Adoree Jackson Womens Jersey. Mathews will be out for several weeks. McCoy said he and general manager Tom Telesco would decide Monday how to go about adding a running back. Donald Brown, who carried 31 times for 62 yards, and rookie Branden Oliver are the only healthy backs on the roster. "Its next man up, and Donald showed he can do that," McCoy said. "He did an outstanding job with a number of touches. He didnt want to come out of the game." Brown was signed in part because of Mathews injury history. "My mindset hasnt changed," Brown said. "You always prepare like youre going to start and get all the reps because you never know whats going to happen. Be prepared for any and every situation." Brown said it was "definitely a bummer" to see Woodhead get hurt. "You see a guy work hard, day in and day out, love the game, just a phenomenal teammate, you hate to see a guy like that go down," Brown said. The Chargers (2-1) host the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3), who have been outscored 119-44 and will be giving rookie Blake Bortles his first start. 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