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42-79 - Rangers rally to nearly shock Seattle, lose 9-8 in season series finale anyway

Well that was both thrilling and a waste of time all at once

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers scored eight runs while the Seattle Mariners scored nine after 11 innings.

What in the world?

This game went from the usual depressing, with the Rangers trailing 7-2 in the ninth inning, to batshit weird, with Texas scoring five runs in the final regulation frame seemingly out of nowhere in to tie the game — topped off by a two-out, three-run, game-tying blast by Jason Martin — only to conclude just kind of like, why’d you waste another hour of my afternoon and make me erase a bunch of words several times?

This got so bananas that even MLB dot com’s video bot got all kinds of confused.

In the end, however, it was still a loss and the Rangers closed out the season series against Seattle with an embarrassing record of 6-13. Still, this is the last time for many months that we’ll have to see the Rangers play the Mariners and that’s a win in my book.

Player of the Game: Adolis Garcia earned a walk, singled, hit his 27th dong of the season, and also did this:

Up Next: The Rangers travel to Boston to take on the Red Sox this weekend. RHP Dane Dunning will make the start for Texas in the opener against LHP Chris Sale for Boston. Friday night’s first pitch from Fenway Park is scheduled for 6:10 pm CT.