ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Ketel Marte grounded a two-run double on a play that led to an early ejection of Texas manager Jeff Banister, and the Seattle Mariners cooled off the AL West-leading Rangers 3-1 Friday night.
The Rangers had a five-game winning streak snapped, a night after finishing off a four-game sweep of Houston that moved them 2 1/2 games ahead of the Astros.
Danny Farquhar (1-4) and four other relievers pitched 4 2-3 hitless innings. Tom Wilhelmsen struck out two in a scoreless ninth for his 12th save, including Josh Hamilton as a pinch-hitter a week after the Texas slugger had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
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Yovani Gallardo (12-11) failed to get out of the sixth inning for the fifth consecutive start, allowing eight hits and three runs in five innings.
The Rangers, who scored 33 runs in the sweep of the Astros, were held to six hits. They lost their third straight to the Mariners, who shut them out in the last two games of a series in Seattle earlier this month.
The first of Marte's two doubles bounced twice on the line in the second inning, then went over the inside of the third base bag and hit close to the line again as umpire Chris Guccione signaled it fair. Logan Morrison and Brad Miller scored.
Banister moved to the top step of the dugout to indicate the Rangers were checking the replay, but soon came out for a heated discussion with Guccione, who eventually ejected him. Replay rules state that fair-foul calls are not reviewable when the ball bounces in front of the base umpire.
The Rangers had another close call at third go against them in the eighth, this time on a review that overturned Guccione's decision in their favor.
Adrian Beltre, who had matched his career high with his third walk, was called safe going from second to third when a pitch bounced away from Seattle catcher Jesus Sucre. Kyle Seager's foot appeared to block Beltre's left hand on a head-first slide.
Prince Fielder struck out with two runners on and one out in the first and again in the third. He walked with the bases loaded in the fifth to end a 22-inning scoreless streak for Texas against the Mariners.
Mariners: LHP Vidal Nuno (1-2, 3.21 ERA) starts against the Rangers nine days after limiting them to one hit in seven innings and striking out a career-high 10 in a 6-0 win.
Rangers: LHP Cole Hamels (3-1, 4.04) is 3-0 in his past six starts for Texas, which has won all six of those games since losing his first two times out after the trade with Philadelphia.