Found May 18, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
With the Seattle Mariners' season six weeks into full swing, it appears another 100 loss season will probably be unlikely. That’s encouraging for Mariners fans. However, a season with a .500 record is in jeopardy without some changes. With the exception of the last couple games in Boston, the young Mariners have shown a lot of promise this season. Most games they play, the M’s maintain competiveness and play pretty good ball even when they do lose. They’ve been putting up a lot more runs than last year’s team. Unfortunately, it’s been a year full of great starts made by the starting pitching staff that often get thwarted by one bad inning or one bad pitch. It happened to both starting pitchers Hernandez and Nosei in New York this past weekend. Felix’s sinker didn’t sink on the pitch that counted most to Raul Ibanez and Nosei couldn’t get out of a two out jam and it cost their team the game both times. There were also a few hits by the Mariners that couldn’t quite get out of the...

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Mariners vs Rockies In Denver: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Interleague play at Altitude May 18 – 20 When will it be over? The Seattle Mariners find all sorts of ways to lose games on this devastating road trip, now Seattle goes to Denver to open interleague play. Pitching match ups: Game 41: RHP – Kevin Millwood vs. RHP – Alex White Game 1: Matchup | Preview  (TV: 8:40 p.m. ET, ROOT Sports) Despite his troubles so far this season...

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Indians 6, Mariners 5(11)

Carlos Santana hit a game-ending single with one out and the bases loaded in the 11th inning, capping a two-run rally and lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. Michael Saunders' run-scoring double in the top of the inning gave Seattle a 5-4 lead, but closer Brandon League (0-3) couldn't hold the lead. Jose Lopez, who tied...

Box Score: Indians 9, Mariners 3

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