By Sam Bush
That Phillies trade on July 31 is beginning to pay dividends for the red-hot Texas Rangers.
Cole Hamels struck out 12 over seven innings, and Adrian Beltre collected three hits and three RBIs as the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 10-1 on Saturday night.
The Rangers maintained their 2 1/2-game AL West lead over theHouston Astros, who also won.
Hamels (10-8) gave up seven hits, including a second-inning home run by Franklin Gutierrez to center field, and walked none. He improved his record to 4-1 since being traded by thePhiladelphia Phillies before the non-waiver trade deadline.