After dominating their last seven games against Minnesota, perhaps the SeattleMariners were due for a clunker. Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno was happy to help. Deduno dominated for seven innings, Trevor Plouffe homered and had four RBIs, and the Twins pounded theMariners 10-0 on Wednesday night.
Dustin Ackley hit a three-run homer, Hisashi Iwakuma was hard to hit and the Seattle Mariners beat the stumbling Twins 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Felix Hernandez allowed one run in 7 2-3 innings in the first start following his perfect game, Jesus Montero hit a three-run homer in Seattle’s four-run seventh inning, and the Mariners won their seventh straight beating the Indians 5-1.
The Mariners were all even with the Rays after Justin Smoak’s sacrifice fly off of Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning, who came into the game with a 0.82 ERA and the AL lead in saves. Chone Figgins stood on third, and Eric Thames fell into an 0-2 hole. Thames took a pitch and then focused on low and away. He was able to flip Rodney’s next changeup into short right field to score Figgins and snap the two long streaks.
Jason Vargas shut down Toronto for seven innings and leading Seattle to a 7-2 victory Tuesday night. The Blue Jays have struck out 21 times and scored three runs in the first two games of the series.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The lineup change Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge hinted at during the offseason is going to become permanent. It won’t be Ichiro Suzuki at the top of the Mariners batting order […]