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SEATTLE -- At about 10:15 p. Asics Gt II White .m. Pacific time Tuesday, the retractable roof at Safeco Field made its methodical closure while the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers played the eighth inning of another high-scoring baseball game.It seemed like the only way to contain the Rangers unlimited offense.Texas and its loaded lineup will try to provide some more fireworks against the Mariners on Wednesday night, when struggling Seattle rookie Ariel Miranda (2-1, 5.76 ERA) takes the mound to face the Rangers A.J. Griffin (7-3, 4.41 ERA).Texas (83-56) has scored six or more runs in eight consecutive games and is averaging 7.5 runs per game over its past 13 games.Their offense is obviously really good; its rolling right now, Seattle manager Scott Servais said after Texas pounded out 15 hits and hit two home runs to beat the Mariners 10-7 on Tuesday night. Were having trouble slowing it down.The Mariners (70-68) arent alone in that respect. Texas already had a pretty good offense before adding Lucroy and Carlos Beltran in deadline deals, and now the Rangers are nothing short of loaded.Its a pretty special batting order, Lucroy said after hitting his ninth home run in 28 games as a Ranger on Tuesday night. Any guy in the lineup can hurt you.The Rangers, who have some question marks in their pitching rotation, have largely ridden their bats to a huge lead in the American League West. Tuesdays win kept Texas 8 1/2 games ahead of second-place Houston, and the Rangers magic number sits at 16.Griffin has won two consecutive starts heading into his scheduled outing Wednesday night in Seattle. He threw six shutout innings against Cleveland on Aug. 27, then Griffin had a shakier start the last time out, walking three while allowing two home runs over 5 2/3 innings in an 8-6 win over Houston.The Texas offense gives any starter room for error, and the Rangers should feel good about their chances against Seattle starter Miranda on Wednesday. Although Texas has yet to face the rookie left-hander, the 27-year-old Miranda has struggled in recent outings as he tries to prove himself as a long-term option in the Mariners rotation.Hes one of many Seattle starters who are in a funk heading down the stretch. Veterans Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma are losing some of their command, while youngsters James Paxton and Taijuan Walker have been unable to sustain any kind of consistency.Walker, who is scheduled to start Thursdays series finale, has been particularly bad as of late. He only got two outs in his last start, so it wouldnt be a big surprised to the Texas offense continue to rip through its final two games in Seattle.Texas has virtually wrapped up the division but is still trying to hold off Cleveland and whatever team wins the AL East for homefield advantage. The Rangers currently have the best record in the American League heading into Wednesday nights game in Seattle. Onitsuka Tiger Aaron Cv .C. -- Glenn Howard needed an extra end to move into the Masters Grand Slam of Curling final. Asics Tiger Gel Sight .C. -- After a listless first half, the Washington Wizards used a big third quarter run to beat the Charlotte Bobcats Bradley Beal scored 21 points and the Wizards used a 17-0 run in the third quarter to take control of what had been a close game and beat the Bobcats 97-83 on Tuesday night. http:///...l-noosa-tri-8-86-nv/ . Detroit and Boston are deadlocked, 1-1, and Tigers manager Jim Leyland could be forgiven if he was caught rationalizing instead of dissecting how his club could blow a 5-1 lead late in Game 2. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Novak Djokovic will face 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in the first round of the Olympics in a rematch of the 2012 bronze medal match.Del Potros ranking has fallen to 145th after he endured three operations on his left wrist. But at his first Grand Slam in 2 1/2 years, he upset fourth-seeded Stan Wawrinka at Wimbledon last month. The Argentine beat Djokovic for bronze in London four years ago.The top-ranked Djokovic, a 12-time major champion, is seeking his first Olympic title. A potential semifinal opponent in Rio de Janeiro is third-seeded Rafael Nadal, who hasnt played since withdrawing from the French Open because of a left wrist injury.Reigning gold medalist Andy Murray could face fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori in the semifinals. The Wimbledon champion will meet 35th-ranked Viktor Troicki in the first round in the 64-player draw, which was announced Thursday.Hes one of the better players thats not seeded, Murray said. He likes the hard court. Good competitor, good mover. Definitely a tough opening match.In the womens draw, top-ranked Serena Williams, the reigning gold medalist, could face older sister Venus in the semifinals. Also on her half of the draw is Spains Garbine Muguruza, who beat the 22-time major champion in this years French Open final. And a potential quarterfinal opponent is Italys Roberta Vinci, who stunned Williams in last years U.S. Open semifinals to end the Americans Grand Slam bid.The Williams sisters, coming off a Wimbledon title, are seeded first in doubles as they seek their fourth gold medal together.The tournament starts Satuurday, though Murray, who will be Britains flag bearer at Fridays opening ceremony, doesnt play until Sunday. Asics Gel Lyte III Sneaker. . He is also seeded second in doubles with older brother Jamie, who won this years Australian Open title with regular partner Bruno Soares of Brazil. Andy Murray said he considered his Olympic singles and doubles competitions to be of equal importance.The Murray brothers face two other Brazilians, Thomaz Bellucci and Andre Sa, in the first round.Im sure the crowd will be pretty lively, Jamie Murray said.Its going to be a tough team, he added, and obviously inspired to play in their home Olympics. Expect them to perform well.Wawrinka and Roger Federer were expected to contend for another doubles gold medal for Switzerland, but both pulled out of the Olympics because of injuries, leaving the Rio Games without two of the top four men in the rankings. Overall, half of the top 20 wont be in Brazil for various reasons, though the draw still has the star power of Djokovic, Murray and Nadal.Murray noted that if not for injuries to Federer and Wawrinka, every mens Grand Slam champion of the past decade-plus would be in Rio.It is unfortunate. The Olympics in London was very strong, Murray said. Because of a few injuries and some of the potential health problems, its made it a little bit weaker this time around.Everyone views things differently. For me, the Olympics is the biggest sporting event by far, and Im proud to be here representing my country. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '