News: James Paxton fell to 12-5, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks in 3.2 innings, as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Thursday. Paxton struck out four, ending the game with a 3.03 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
Impact: The hard-throwing left-hander was making his second start since a pectoral injury landed him on the disabled list, and he's struggled both times. ''I was moving the fastball around better, breaking stuff was sharper,'' Paxton said. ''Not as sharp as I can be, but it's definitely a step in the right direction. Tonight, unfortunately, it wasn't enough.''