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SEATTLE - Chris Davis hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Seattle's Felix Hernandez in the sixth inning and the Texas Rangers edged the Mariners 6-5 last night at Safeco Field.

The Mariners lost the opener of a two-game series despite getting home runs from Russell Branyan, his seventh of the season, and Franklin Guitterez, his third. Davis' drive gave Texas a 6-4 lead and sent Kevin Millwood to his first win over Seattle in his last six starts.

Michael Young also hit a two-run drive off Hernandez as the Rangers increased their major league-leading home run total to 46.

Millwood retired the first 12 Mariners he faced. He allowed five runs and eight hits in 7 1-3 innings. He earned his first win over the Mariners since July 23, 2007.

Hernandez was charged with his first loss of the season in five decisions. Millwood is now 3-2. The Mariners will try to gain a split with the Rangers at 1:40 this afternoon, sending left-hander Erik Bedard (2-1, 2.61) and right-hander Vicente Padilla (1-1, 8.27).

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