SEATTLE (AP) _ Luis Alicea’s RBI double in the 10th inning Thursday gave the Texas Rangers a 4-3 win against the Seattle Mariners and their first series sweep at the Kingdome in eight years.
Luis Alicea, who entered the game in a 2-for-15 slump, went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Lee Stevens led off the 10th with a single off John Halama (0-1). One out later, Alicea lined a double to right-center to score pinch-runner Tom Goodwin.
Tim Crabtree (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth and John Wetteland pitched the 10th for his fourth save.
Alicea singled and scored in the first inning for Texas. He added an RBI single in the third and scored on Rusty Greer’s double to make it 3-0.
Seattle scored two in the third on David Bell’s third homer and one in the fourth on Butch Huskey’s RBI double.
Seattle starter Jeff Fassero struggled in the first three innings, but settled down and did not allow a hit during the fourth, fifth and sixth inning.
He allowed seven hits and three runs in eight innings. He struck out four and walked two.
Texas starter Rick Helling allowed five hits, and three runs in eight innings, no walks and four strikeouts. He retired 14 straight batters after Huskey’s double.
Notes: Texas last swept the Mariners in Seattle on Sept. 23-35, 1991. ... Ken Griffey Jr. did not play because of an upset stomach _ the first game he has missed since Sept. 26, 1997. ... Ivan Rodriguez is the first Mariners opponent to be caught stealing this season. Texas had stolen eight straight bases this year, and 13 going back to last season. ... Juan Gonzalez has not homered in the first 10 games, and in 15 games dating back to Sept. 22 in Anaheim.