Joe Nathan blew his first save of the season against the Seattle Mariners.
Given a 3-1 lead, the Texas Rangers closer allowed three runs in the ninth and the Mariners left with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night.
Nathan gave up a single to Justin Smoak to lead off the ninth, and then a double to Kyle Seager. The Mariners scored their first run of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Jesus Montero and then had a game-tying double by Michael Saunders.
Nathan struck out Brendan Ryan, but Seattle took the lead on a single to center by No. 9 hitter John Jaso.
Mariners closer Brandon League earned the save, working around a one-out single by Mitch Moreland.
The blown save ruined what had been a good night for the Rangers. Colby Lewis threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings, and Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus had back-to-back homers in the seventh.
-- Drew Davison