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67-71 - Getaway bullpen game gets away from Rangers in 11-3 loss to Mariners

Well, at least they still won the season series over Seattle

Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images

The Texas Rangers allowed Mike Minor to skip out on pitching in The Ballpark day game furnace today as the Rangers opted for a bullpen game to close out the series against the Seattle Mariners.

Things didn’t really go as planned as Brett Martin allowed four runs, which would have been the difference in the contest anyway, before he could even finish the first inning. The bats never even equaled that amount as they totaled three runs on the day while the Mariners eventually piled on for a total of 11 runs themselves.

Nevertheless, the Rangers will finish the 2019 season with a 11-8 record against Seattle for another season series win over an AL West rival.

Player of the Game: There wasn’t a ton of positives from this one but Edinson Volquez made good on his promise to work his way back from a right elbow strain that he suffered after making just two starts in his return to Texas to begin the season.

Today, in his first action since mid-April, Volquez tossed a scoreless inning of relief with a strikeout while working around a walk. Volquez — a Rangers product who eventually brought Josh Hamilton to Texas via a trade — has made it known that he plans to retire after the season following a career that spanned 15 years and parts of 14 seasons.

Up Next: Minor will get back to work as he takes the mound at Yankee Stadium against RHP Masahiro Tanaka to show the Yankees what they’re missing out on by not trading for him. First pitch in the Labor Day road trip opener from New York is scheduled for 12:05 pm CT.