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Odor homers twice, Gomez hits slam as Rangers rout Mariners

By SCHUYLER DIXON

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Rougned Odor homered twice a day after hitting a game-ending shot and Carlos Gomez connected for a grand slam off Felix Hernandez, sending the Texas Rangers to a 14-1 romp over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday for a three-game sweep.

Odor tied a career high with five RBIs and Adrian Beltre and Ryan Rua also homered for the AL West leaders. Texas (80-54) moved a season-high 26 games over .500 with a fifth straight win and gave Seattle its fifth loss in a row.

The Rangers matched the 1999 and 2012 Texas teams as the fastest to reach 80 wins.

Odor had a two-run shot for a 10-0 lead in the seventh and a three-run homer in the eighth, and leads the team with 27 home runs. On Tuesday night, his two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave Texas an 8-7 win.

Martin Perez (9-10) pitched six shutout innings despite giving up seven hits and three walks.

Hernandez (9-5) matched a season high by allowing six runs in his shortest outing, coming out after four innings in his first loss since May 27.

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Posted by on Aug 31 2016. Filed under Sports.

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