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36-67 — Postdeadline Rangers winless after 9-5 loss to Seattle

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Mariners 9, Rangers 5

Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers Photo by Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images

The new, stripped down, rebuilding Rangers took on the hated Mariners and immediately got into a 7-0 hole. They battled back, getting home runs from Jonah Heim, Adolis Garcia and Jason Martin, but a difficult Kolby Allard outing created too big a hole to dig out of.

Player of the Game: Jharel Cotton pitched two innings and allowed one run. A routine outing, except it’s Cotton’s first major league appearance since September, 2017. It’s been a long journey after Tommy John surgery and a variety injuries. Welcome back to the bigs, Jharel.