Ortiz added the latest milestone to his career against Seattle on Wednesday night. Ortiz doubled in his first at-bat off Seattle starter Aaron Harang to become baseball’s all-time leader in hits as a designated hitter, then added a two-run homer an inning later in Boston’s 11-4 victory over the Mariners.
Today, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman laid out the latest rumblings surrounding Seattle — particularly rumors regarding Oliver Perez, Kendrys Morales and Raul Ibanez.
Kendrys Morales homered twice and tied a career high with six RBIs, and Grimm gave up three home runs in all as Texas lost 9-2.
The last time Kendrys Morales hit a game-ending home run his celebration quickly turned into a nightmare. After hitting a pinch-hit three-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-3 win against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, Morales made sure he didn’t make the same mistake.
Josh Hamilton has just about hit rock-bottom with the bat for the Los Angeles Angels. The 2010 AL MVP has been a huge disappointment since signing a five-year, $125 million contract in December after leaving Texas in free agency.
As the Mariners approach the halfway mark of the 2013 season, they’ll have to decide whether they’ll be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. Based off what we’ve seen so far, we’re pretty confident a handful of the team’s veterans will be for sale in July.
Hisashi Iwakuma allowed an unearned run in seven innings and the Seattle Mariners beat Houston 3-2 on Monday night, sending the Astros to their fifth straight defeat.
Chris Stewart had a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and David Phelps matched efforts with Felix Hernandez for six innings to help the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Sunday.
Aaron Harang was coming off consecutive strong starts that gave the Seattle Mariners optimism one spot in the back end of their rotation might be settled. Then came Thursday night when Harang couldn’t make it out of the third inning.
Nick Franklin hit his first two big league home runs and Kendrys Morales, Brendan Ryan and Endy Chavez also went deep to give the Seattle Mariners a 7-1 victory over the Padres.