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Joe Saunders pitched seven efficient innings and Nick Franklin and Justin Smoak each homered to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
A day after the Reds scored 13 runs, they managed just six hits and a run off Saunders. The left-hander allowed only two baserunners to reach third in the first six innings and retired 11 consecutive batters before Chris Heisey doubled into the left field corner with one out in the fifth inning.
Saunders (7-8) walked none and struck out two while winning back-to-back starts for the first time this season.
Charlie Furbush pitched a 1-2-3 eighth and Tom Wilhelmsen was perfect in the ninth for his 18th save, helping the Mariners pick up their second win of the three-game series and improve to 10-2 against the Reds since interleague play began in 1997.
The Reds went down in order in six of their nine innings.
Bronson Arroyo (7-7) overcame a 32-pitch first inning to complete six, allowing five hits and three runs w...
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There have been more downs than ups this season, but the Seattle Mariners are on a definite up after their recent six-game road trip. Seattle faced two teams both ten games over .500, Texas and Cincinnati, and took both three-game series. While it’s true the Mariners still haven’t swept any team this season, a 4-2 road trip against that kind of competition is a step in the...
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CINCINNATI (AP) --Joe Saunders pitched seven efficient innings and Nick Franklin and Justin Smoak each homered to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
A day after the Reds scored 13 runs, they managed just six hits and a run off Saunders. The left-hander allowed only two baserunners to reach third in the first six innings and retired 11 consecutive...
After making an immediate impact in his return to the lineup, Michael Saunders will try to help the Seattle Mariners add to their dominance over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.
Before a 4-2 victory in the series opener Friday, Saunders was limited to coming off the bench after his right middle fingernail was spiked on a pickoff play in a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs a week earlier...
Felix Hernandez held the Red Sox to two runs and six hits over seven innings and Raul Ibanez hit his 22nd home run in leading the Seattle Mariners to an 11-4 victory over Boston on Monday night.
Hernandez (9-4) walked two and struck out six, maintaining his 2.69 ERA, second lowest in the American League behind teammate Hisashi Iwakuma's 2.60.
Hernandez allowed two or fewer...
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After the Seattle Mariners' successful road trip, Felix Hernandez will try to help his club start posting better results at home.
He'll be opposed by Jon Lester, who will attempt to end the Boston Red Sox's recent road woes by adding to his dominance over the Mariners on Monday night.
Seattle (39-49) went 4-2 in visits to Texas and Cincinnati, completing the trek with...
Two tough losses in Anaheim have put the Boston Red Sox (54-36) in a 1-2 hole to start the West Coast road trip. Typically, a series against the Seattle Mariners (39-49) is a relief for the Sox. But for a team struggling at the plate facing one of the game’s best pitchers (if not the best), tonight is not anticipated to be a strong night.
It was supposed to be a showdown of aces. Big Jon Lester vs. King Felix. Problem was, only one showed up.
Felix Hernandez held Boston to just six hits and two runs in seven innings of work as the Seattle Mariners beat up on the Red Sox 11-4.
Lester was not at his best. The Red Sox starter struggled with his command through five innings, giving...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, July 8 @ 10:10 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (8-4, 4.41) vs Felix Hernandez, RHP (8-4, 2.69)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, July 9 @ 10:10 PM
Allen Webster, RHP (1-2, 7.88) vs Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP (7-4, 2.60)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
7 p.m. ET: The Red Sox faced the Angels’ top two arms in C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver over the weekend, and they’ll open the week against the best Seattle has to offer.
The Sox begin the second leg of their West Coast swing Monday night, visiting Safeco Field for the first time this season. It’s been another underwhelming season for the Mariners, who currently sit 12 1/2 games...
It would have been a good idea to go to sleep early, as the Red Sox West Coast trip continued to head South. The team gave up 15 hits and 11 runs in a blowout loss in the first game of the series against the Mariners. Here are the 3 stars of the game:
Star 3: Justin Smoak
Smoak went 3-4 for the Mariners with 2 RBI's and 2 runs cored. He hit 2...