Michael Morse hit an opposite-field two-run homer, his third home run in four games, Aaron Harang pitched six solid innings for his first win and the Seattle Mariners won their second straight series with an 8-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
Former Mariners starter Jason Vargas allowed just six hits and struck out seven over eight innings of work against his old team Sunday. But Jason Bay and Michael Morse each homered off Vargas late as the Mariners rallied to hand the Angels a 2-1 loss on Sunday.
Felix Hernandez pitched six scoreless innings for his 100th career win in the 7-1 victory, helping Seattle snap a three-game skid. Kyle Seager, Jesus Montero and Kendrys Morales homered for the Mariners.
Mariners’ slugger Michael Morse, currently tied for the major league lead with six homers, could be out up to a week after suffering a small fracture in the little finger of his right hand.
Felix Hernandez allowed three earned runs, was knocked around for 10 hits by Texas’ potent lineup and the Mariners lost their third straight 4-3 to the Rangers.
The Mariners lost to the White Sox 403 on Sunday thanks to a walk-off homer from Chicago’s Dayan Viciedo.
Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Yoenis Cespedes added a two-run shot in the sixth to lead the Oakland Athletics to an 8-2 victory over the Mariners on Thursday.
Michael Morse hit a three-run homer and a solo shot, Hisashi Iwakuma followed up Felix Hernandez’s gem with an impressive outing of his own, and Seattle beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 on Tuesday night.
Michael Morse hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Mariners back from a six-run deficit for an 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds Thursday in spring training.
Aside from now going by “Michael,” Mike Morse’s annual income went from the $407,000 he was making when he was traded from the Mariners to the Washington Nationals in June 2009 to the $6.75 million in base salary he’ll make in 2013.