BY SPNW Staff 10:41AM 06/09/2012

#61: Mariners Get Stiff Test In Kershaw Saturday

After stuffing the National League’s best with a no-hitter, the Mariners face Clayton Kershaw, the NL’s best pitcher in 2011. Retribution time?

Clayton Kershaw won the 2011 National League Cy Young award after leading the league in wins (21), ERA (2.28) and strikeouts (248), the Triple Crown of pitching. / Wiki Commons

GAME: Dodgers (37-22, 1st, NL West, + 4.0 GA) at Mariners (27-33, 3rd, AL West, -7.5 GB). GAME #: 61. SERIES: 2nd of 3 games. MEETING: 2nd (Mariners lead 1-0). WHEN: Saturday, 4:15 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: LHP Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles, 4-3, 2.55) vs. LHP Jason Vargas (Seattle, 7-4, 3.64). STREAKS: Mariners W 2; Dodgers L 1. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

One day after Kevin Millwood and five Seattle relievers collaborated to no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Mariners will take a look at Clayton Kershaw, the left hander who won the 2011 National League Cy Young award and the league’s Triple Crown of pitching.

The Mariners will answer with Jason Vargas, who won his last two decisions and is coming off a win against Ervin Santana and the Los Angeles Angels.

After the series ends Sunday, Seattle will have its second day off in five days Monday before a three-game series with the San Diego Padres begins Tuesday. A closer look at Saturday’s probables:

MARINERS: LHP Jason Vargas (7-4, 3.64 ERA, 1.09 WHIP)

Jason Vargas

The 29-year-old Vargas, in his seventh major league season and fifth with the Mariners, will make his 14th start and first against the Dodgers. Vargas is coming off an 8-6 win over Ervin Santana and the Los Angeles Angels.

A native of Apple Valley, CA., the 6-0, 215-pound Vargas was selected in the second round of the 2004 amateur draft by the Florida Marlins.

He made his debut with Florida July 14, 2005, pitching one inning of relief in a 13-7 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Mariners acquired Vargas as part of a three-team swap Dec. 11, 2008, when the New York Mets sent him along with Mike Carp, Ezequiel Carrera, Endy Chavez, Maikel Cleto and Aaron Heilman to the Mariners. The Mariners sent Sean Green, J.J. Putz and Jeremy Reed to the Mets.

The Mariners also sent Luis Valbuena to the Indians. The Mets sent Joe Smith to the  Indians, who sent Franklin Gutierrez to the Mariners.

Vargas, the only lefty in Seattle’s starting rotation, has a career record of 35-43, 4.42 ERA, including 29-35, 4.11 ERA with the Mariners.

  • LAST START: June 4 at Angels Stadium, defeated the Angels 8-6; allowed three earned runs on five hits in 6.2 innings; struck out two, walked three;  one home run; 101 pitches, 61 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. DODGERS: June 26, 2009 at Dodger Stadium, lost 8-2; allowed five earned runs on nine hits in 4.2 innings; struck out two, walked one; two home runs.
  • CAREER VS. DODGERS: 1-1, 3.95 ERA in two starts, covering 13.2 innings; has nine strikeouts to two walks; all six runs earned;  two home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 18-16, 3.46 ERA in 49 games, including 46 starts, covering 291.1 innings; 202 strikeouts to 78 walks; 26 home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Current Dodgers bat .329 against Vargas; there is nobody to love except Matt Treanor, 0-for-2.
  • HATES TO FACE: Tony Gwynn Jr. (2-for-3, .667 BA), Jerry Hairston Jr. (2-for-5, .400 BA), Mark Ellis (3-for-9, .333 BA).
  • CURRENT DODGERS VS. VARGAS: 23-for-70, .329 BA, three home runs, seven strikeouts.

Vargas / 2012

  • March 29 (ND, 0-0): Pitched well enough to win in Tokyo, but after he departed the game, the bullpen imploded, surrendering three home runs, greasing Seattle’s 4-1 defeat to Oakland.
  • April 6 (W, 1-0): Threw 91 pitches, 58 for strikes, finishing with an in-game ERA of 2.31 in a 7-3 victory over Oakland, Vargas’ first win.
  • April 12 (L, 1-1): Allowed four earned runs on seven hits and lost to Derek Holland and the Rangers 5-3 in Arlington; fanned six and walked one; gave up a two-run bomb to Michael Young, who had four RBIs; threw 96 pitches, 63 strikes.
  • April 18 (W, 2-1): Allowed one earned run on four hits over 7 innings, defeating Indians, 4-1; had nine ground-ball outs and nine fly-ball outs.
  • April 24 (W, 3-1): Allowed four runs on six hits, defeating Max Scherzer and the Tigers 7-4 in a game in which the Mariners banged out 15 hits; struck out four, walked one in a 94-pitch effort that included 61 strikes.
  • April 29 (L, 3-2): Allowed two earned runs on four hits over 6.0 innings and suffered the loss to the Blue Jays; struck out four, walked three; threw a season-high 111 pitches, 60 for strikes.
  • May 4 (ND, 3-2): Took a no-decision in Seattle’s 3-2 loss to Minnesota at Safeco Field; allowed one earned run on four hits over 6.1 innings, but lost a chance to win on Wilhelmsen’s throwing error.
  • May 9 (W, 4-2): Defeated Detroit 2-1 at Safeco Field; allowed one run on five hits over 8.0 innings; struck out six and didn’t issue a walk; threw 90 pitches, 66 for strikes.
  • May 14 (L, 4-3): At Fenway Park, lost to Red Sox 6-1; allowed five earned runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings; struck out three, walked three; two home runs.
  • May 19 (W, 5-3): At Coors Field, won his fifth decision of the year, defeating Colorado 10-3; allowed three earned runs on five hits over 7.0 innings; struck out one, walked one and gave up one home run; threw 95 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • May 24 (L, 5-4): At Safeco Field, lost to the Angels 3-0 in a game in which Dan Haren registered 14 strikeouts; allowed three earned runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings; struck out six, walked none; one home run.
  • May 29 (W, 6-4): At Rangers Ballpark, defeated the Texas Rangers 10-3; allowed three earned runs on five hits in 6.2 innings; struck out three, walked two and allowed a home run; threw 101 pitches, 61 for strikes.
  • June 4 (W, 7-4): At Angels Stadium, defeated the Angels 8-6; allowed three earned runs on five hits in 6.2 innings; struck out two, walked three and allowed one home run; threw 101 pitches, 61 for strikes.

DODGERS: LHP Clayton Kershaw (4-3, 2.55 ERA, 1.00 WHIP)

Clayton Kershaw

The 24-year-old Kershaw, in his fifth major league season, all with the Dodgers, will make his 13th start and first against the Mariners. Kershaw, the 2011 Cy Young winner, is coming off a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

A native of Dallas, the 6-3, 220-pound Kershaw attended Highland Park High School. The Dodgers selected him in the first round (seventh pick) of the 2006 amateur draft.

Kershaw toiled in the Dodgers farm system until May 25, 2008, when he made his major league debut in a 4-3 L.A. win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Kershaw started, allowed two runs on five hits over 6.0 innings, but did not factor in the decision.

Kershaw went 5-5 over  2008 and became a fixture in the Dodgers rotation in 2009 when compiled an 8-8 record in 30 starts. He went 13-10 in 2010 and then had a bust-out year in 2011 when he won the Cy Young award and the Triple Crown by going 21-5, 2.28 ERA and 248 strikeouts.

In addition, Kershaw became an All-Star for the first time. The Sporting News named him its Major League Pitcher of the Year.

  • 2012: Kershaw has been battling a nagging foot injury and hasn’t been quite as dominant as he was in 2011. He has worked into the seventh inning in seven of his starts. His best outing was May 19 vs. St. Louis when he threw a 6-0 complete-game victory, allowing six hits. Kershaw has been hit hard twice, allowing five earned runs May 2 at Colorado and May 30 vs. Milwaukee.
  • LAST START: June 4 at Philadelphia, took a no-decision in L.A.’s 4-3 win over the Phillies; allowed three earned runs on eight hits in 7.0 innings; struck out four and walked three.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: June 26, 2009, at Dodger Stadium, defeated the Mariners and Jason Vargas 8-2; allowed two runs on five hits in 6.0 innings; struck out eight and walked one.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: Same game.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: Never pitched.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Miguel Olivo (0-for-4, .000 BA), Casper Wells, 1-for-4, .250 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Ichiro (2-for-3, .667 BA), Chone Figgins (2-for-4, .500 BA), Brendan Ryan (3-for-10, .300 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. KERSHAW: 8-for-27, .296 BA, no home runs, eight strikeouts.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 34 25 .576 15-11 19-14 3-7 Won 1
Angels 30 29 .508 4.0 16-14 14-15 6-4 Won 1
Mariners 27 33 .450 7.5 10-13 17-20 6-4 Won 2
Athletics 26 33 .441 8.0 13-16 13-17 4-6 Lost 1

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Friday-Sunday), three vs. San Diego Padres (Tuesday-Thursday),  three vs. San Francisco Giants (June 15-17).
  • HOMESTAND SPECIAL EVENTS: Saturday – Former Mariners pitcher Mike Jackson will throw out the first pitch. Sunday — Little League Day, Jesus Montero Poster. All kids 14 and under will take home a poster featuring the Mariners catcher. A pre-game parade for Little Leaguers and their families starts at 11:30 a.m.

    Jesus Montero poster

  • MARINERS VS. DODGERS: Mariners are 13-10 all-time vs. the Dodgers, including 6-3 in Seattle, 3-2 at Kingdome, 3-1 at Safeco Field. The clubs last met during the 2009 season, Seattle winning 2-1. Seattle has not lost a season series to Los Angeles since 1999 (0-3). Mariners have never swept the Dodgers in a three-game series, nor have the Dodgers swept a three-game series in Seattle (Dodgers swept in three in 1999 at Los Angeles). This is L.A.’s first visit to Safeco Field since 2000.
  • LATEST: Seattle’s no-hitter (Kevin Millwood and five relievers) was the fourth of the major league season (the first combined no-no) and the second at Safeco Field in 2012, following Philip Humber’s perfect game April 21 . . . Six pitchers — Millwood (6.0), Charlie Furbush (0.2), Stephen Pryor (0.1), Lucas Luetge (0.1), Brandon League (0.2), Tom Wilhelmsen (1.0) — used in the no-hitter tied the record for the largest no-hit collaboration in history . . . 10th combined no-hitter and first since Houston vs. the Yankees June 11, 2003 . . .  First no-hitter by the Mariners since Chris Bosio shut down Boston April 22, 1993 . . . Millwood, who worked the first 6.0 innings before exiting with a groin pull, had a no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies against San Francisco April 27, 2003 . . . Millwood joins Vida Blue, Mike Witt and Kent Mercker as the only pitchers in major league history to pitch complete-game no-hitters and be involved in a combined no-hitter . . .  Millwood also took a no-hitter into the sixth inning May 18 at Colorado and finished with a two-hitter . . . Millwood is 3-1, 1.46 ERA in his last six games . . . Mariners were victimized by a combined 1-0 no-hitter April 11, 1990, thrown by former Mariner Mark Langston and Mike Witt of the Angels . . . Mariners join the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros as the only teams in history to both win and lose a combined no-hitter . . . 42nd 1-0 win in Mariners history and first since April 21, 2011 vs. Oakland . . . Dodgers entered the game with the best record in the majors and the second-highest batting average in the National League . . . Rookie Stephen Pryor collected the win, the first of his major league career . . . Mariners had eight hits, three by Ichiro, who scored the game’s only run on a a two-out RBI by Kyle Seager in the seventh inning . . . Seager’s two-out RBI was his 23rd of the season, first in the American League . . . Michael Saunders extended his hitting streak to six games and has hits in nine of his last 10 games . . . Wilhelmsen’s save was his third of the season . . . Luetge has not allowed an earned run in his first 21 major league appearances (13.2 IP), a club record for consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run (old record 20.0 IP, Kazuhiro Sasaki, 2000) . . . Mariners failed to hit a home run for the first time in nine games . . . Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday against San Diego.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 9, Split 0, Lost 10 . . . Sweeps: 2; Swept: 3 . . . Longest Win Streak: 4 (April 24-27, May 18-21); Longest Losing Streak: 7 (April 28-May 4) . . . Vs. Divisions: vs. AL East: 2-10; vs. AL Central: 9-11; vs. AL West: 12-12; vs NL West: 4-0; Interleague: 4-0 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 11.0, May 28 . . . Most Runs Scored: 21, May 30 at Texas (21-8); Most Runs Allowed: 11, April 9 at Texas . . . Walk-Off Wins: 1, May 7, first since Sept. 14, 2011 vs. New York, and first via a sacrifice fly (John Jaso) since Sept. 14, 2007 vs. Tampa Bay (Jose Guillen); Walk-Off Losses: 1, May 17, at Cleveland, Carlos Santana bases-loaded single off League in 11th . . . Times Opponent Shut out: 4; Times Shut out by Opponent: 6; Comeback Wins: 5; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 18 (leads the majors); Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank eighth (AL) in runs (252), 11th in hits (481), seventh in doubles (103), second in triples (11) and 10th in home runs (55) . . . Rank 12th in batting average (.236), 13th in on-base percentage (.298), 13th in slugging (.378) and 13th in OPS (.676) . . . batting 119-for-492 (.242) with runners in scoring position after going 1-for-5 Friday . . . out-homered 71-55 . . . left 371 men on base, opponents 363 . . .scored 252 runs, opponents 247 . . . scored 133 of 252 runs in the first four innings . . . Mariners 23-8 when scoring 4+ runs . . . Mariners have homered in 28 of last 42 games . . batted around six times: April 7 at Oakland (4th inning), April 9 at Texas (1st), April 17 vs. Cleveland (4th), May 29 at Texas (8th), May 30 at Texas (2nd and 3rd).
  • BATTING EXTRA: Longest Hitting Streak: Dustin Ackley, 13 games, May 3-17 . . . Four-Hit Games: Ichiro, March 28 vs. Oakland; Justin Smoak, April 17 vs. Cleveland; Jesus Montero, May 1 at Tampa; Kyle Seager, May 30 at Texas; Michael Saunders, June 2, at Chicago . . .  Grand Slams: Michael Saunders, April 27 at Toronto; Alex Liddi, May 23 vs. Texas . . . Back-To-Back Home Runs: Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak, 3rd inning, May 20, at Colorado . . . Notable: Kyle Seager’s single in the fourth inning April 17 marked the 50,000th hit in Mariners’ history; Brendan Ryan’s walk in the same frame scored Justin Smoak with the 25,000th run in franchise history . . . Montero’s 13 RBIs in April were the most by a Mariners rookie since 1986.
  • PITCHING: Mariners rank ninth in ERA (4.08), sixth in hits allowed (481), ninth in runs allowed (253), 13th in home runs allowed (71), seventh in walks (176) and eighth in strikeouts (425) . . . Nominal closer Brandon League is 0-4 with nine saves and four blown saves . . . Mariners starters have recorded 10 games with at least 8.0 IP.
  • ICHIRO (3-for-4 Friday) has 771 multi-hit games, which ranks fourth among active players, and No. 1 since his debut in 2001. Ichiro’s 47 games with four or more hits leads all active players . . . Three-hit game June 8 marked the 227th of his major league career . . . Ranks 96th on career hits list (2,493) and needs two to tie No. 95 Mickey Vernon (2,495) . . . Has 37 leadoff home runs, No. 6 all time; needs one to tie Jimmy Rollins for No. 5 . . . Has recorded 99 outfield assists. Only Jeff Francouer, with 100, has more . . . With 99 career home runs, needs one to become the 12th Mariner with 100. Breakdown: 97 as a leadoff hitter, one batting second, one batting third.
  • ODDS/ENDS: Mariners have two more bobblehead nights: Friday (Felix Hernandez), July 28 (Dan Wilson and Randy Johnson).
  • DEBUTS: Munenori Kawasaki (April 7), Lucas Luetge (April 7), Erasmo Ramirez (April 9), Hisashi Iwakuma (April 20), Stephen Pryor (June 2).
  • DISABLED LIST: George Sherrill (60-day, April 13, strained flexor bundle), Franklin Gutierrez (15-day, March 28, torn pectoral muscle; plantar fascitis), Adam Moore (15-day, March 28, fractured wrist).
  • EX-MARINERS VS. CURRENT MARINERS: April 19Jack Hannahan, Indians, 2-run single in ninth off Brandon League in Tribe’s 2-1 win; April 28Brandon Morrow, Blue Jays, one earned run over 7.0 innings in 7-0 win; May 11, Raul Ibanez, Yankees, 3-run homer off Felix Hernandez in 6-2 win; May 12Raul Ibanez, Yankees, solo homer off Hector Noesi in 6-2 win; May 15, David Ortiz, Red Sox, solo homer off Blake Beaven in 5-0 Red Sox win; May 16, Shin-Soo Choo (3), Asdrubal Cabrera (2) and Jose Lopez (1) combine for 6 hits in 9-3 Cleveland win; May 17, Casey Kotchman (2), Cabrera (2), Jose Lopez (1), Choo (1) six of Cleveland’s 10 hits, plus 5 RBIs, in a 6-5 win.

2012 RECORDS / MILESTONES

  • April 24: Catcher Miguel Olivo matched the franchise record  when he was charged with three passed balls in a 7-4 win at Detroit. Jerry Narron let three balls get by him Oct. 4, 1980, and Jeff Clement did likewise Aug. 10, 2008 (Clement was catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey).
  • April 27: Michael Saunders joined Donnie Scott (April 29, 1985) and Jimmy Presley (April 8, 1986) as the only Mariners to hit two home runs in a game in the ninth inning or later (solo homer in the 9th, grand slam in the 10th).
  • April 30: When both Miguel Olivo and Jesus Montero homered, it marked the first time in franchise history that two players had homered in the same game as a catcher.
  • May 2: Ichiro set a club record for most putouts by a right fielder in a nine-inning game, registering 10 in a 5-4 loss at Tampa.
  • May 3: The Mariners featured a lineup at Tampa Bay that included seven left- handed hitters and two switch-hitters. It marked only the third time in club history that the Mariners used an all left-sided lineup. Others: Aug. 13, 1983 at California and Aug. 9, 1983 at Oakland.
  • May 5: Combined one-hitter by Felix Hernandez and Steve Delabar vs. Minnesota was the 13th in Mariners history. Ten have been thrown by one pitcher, three combined. Most recent combined: Michael Pineda, Jeff Gray and Brandon League vs. Tampa, July 30, 2011. Most recent by one pitcher: Jarrod Washburn, July 6, 2009.
  • May 9: When John Jaso batted leadoff against Detroit, it marked the first time since 1978 that a catcher had hit first for the Marines (Bob Stinson). Oddly, lefty Jaso led off against Tiger lefty Drew Smyly.
  • May 8: Kevin Millwood’s 2-0 shutout marked his first in nearly nine years. He did not surrender his first hit until there were two outs in the sixth. Millwood’s gem marked only the fourth time in 1,440 games at Coors Field that an opposing pitcher held the Rockies to two hits or less while shutting them out. Millwood’s complete game also was the first by a Mariner in 2012.
  • May 27: The pinch-hit grand slam allowed by Felix Hernandez to Alberto Callaspo marked just the sixth against the Mariners in 35 years, and the first since May 6, 1988 when Pat Sheridan of Detroit hit one off Mike Jackson.
  • May 30: Mariners defeated Texas 21-8, just the third time in franchise history they have scored 20 or more runs in a game. The Mariners, with 20 hits, became the first team since 1880 to score 20 runs in a game in the same season it also go perfect-oed.

MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN

Rec. Home Road Day Night vs. RHP vs. LHP Hit HR No HR
27-33 10-13 17-20 7-11 19-24 19-26 8-7 22-15 6-18

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.236 .196 .257 252 55 .298 .378 .676 .242

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
27-33 4.08 531.2 253 240 71 .241 .307 .401

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
6/9 Sat vs. LAD Jason Vargas (7-4, 3.64) vs. Clayton Kershaw (4-3, 2.55)
6/10 Sun vs. LAD Blake Beavan (3-5, 5.22) vs. Chad Billingsley (3-4, 3.80)

MARINERS 2012 SCHEDULE/RESULTS

March

Gm.# Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
1 3/28 at Oak W, 3-1 1-0 W: Wilhelmsen (1-0); L: Carignan (0-1)
2 3/29 at Oak L, 4-1 1-1 W: Colon (1-0); L: Kelley (0-1)

April

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
3 4/6 at Oak W, 7-3 2-1 W: Vargas (1-0); L: McCarthy (0-1)
4 4/7 at Oak W, 8-7 3-1 W: Hernandez (1-0); L: Colon (1-1)
5 4/9 at Tex L, 11-5 3-2 W: Darvish (1-0); L: Noesi (0-1)
6 4/10 at Tex L, 1-0 3-3 W: Feliz (1-0); L: Beavan (0-1)
7 4/11 at Tex W, 4-3 4-3 W: Luetge (1-0); L: Nathan (0-2)
8 4/12 at Tex L, 5-3 4-4 W: Holland (1-0); L: Vargas (1-1
9 4/13 vs Oak L, 4-0 4-5 W: Colon (2-1); L: Hernandez (1-1)
10 4/14 vs. Oak W, 4-0 5-5 W: Noesi (1-1); L: Milone (1-1)
11 4/15 vs. Oak W, 5-3 6-5 W: Beavan (1-1); L: Godfrey (0-2)
12 4/17 vs. Cle L, 9-8 6-6 W: Perez (0-1); L: Furbush (0-1)
13 4/18 vs. Cle W, 4-1 7-6 W: Vargas (2-1); L: Lowe (2-1)
14 4/19 vs. Cle L, 2-1 7-7 W: Tomlin (1-1); L: League (0-1)
15 4/20 vs. CWS L, 7-3 7-8 W: Sale (2-1); L: Noesi (1-2)
16 4/21 vs. CWS L, 4-0 7-9 W: Humber (1-0); Beavan (1-2)
17 4/22 vs. CWS L, 7-4 7-10 W: Danks (2-2); L: Millwood (0-1)
18 4/24 at Det W, 7-4 8-10 W: Vargas (3-1); L: Scherzer (1-2)
19 4/25 at Det W, 9-1 9-10 W: Fernandez (2-1); L: Wilk (0-3)
20 4/26 at Det W, 5-4 10-10 W: Furbush (1-1); L: Porcello (1-2)
21 4/27 at Tor W, 9-5 11-10 W: Furbush (2-1); L: Perez (2-1)
22 4/28 at Tor L, 7-0 11-11 W: Morrow (2-1); L: Millwood (0-2)
23 4/29 at Tor L, 7-2 11-12 W: Alvarez (1-2); L: Vargas (3-2)
24 4/30 at TB L, 3-2 11-13 W: Howell (1-0); L: League (0-2)

May

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
25 5/1 at TB L, 3-1 11-14 W: Moore (1-1); L: Noesi (1-3)
26 5/2 at TB L, 5-4 11-15 W: Shields (5-0); L: Beavan (1-3)
27 5/3 at TB L, 4-3 11-16 W: Niemann (2-3); L: Millwood (0-3)
28 5/4 vs. Min L, 3-2 11-17 W: Pavano (2-2); L: Wilhelmsen (1-1)
29 5/5 vs. Min W, 7-0 12-17 W: Hernandez (3-1); L: Marquis (2-1)
30 5/6 vs. Min W, 5-2 13-17 W: Noesi (2-3): L: Blackburn (0-4)
31 5/7 vs. Det W, 3-2 14-17 W: Delabar (1-0); L: Dotel (1-1)
32 5/8 vs. Det L, 6-4 14-18 W: Verlander (3-1); L: Millwood (0-4)
33 5/9 vs. Det W, 2-1 15-18 W: Vargas (4-2); L: Putkoen (0-1)
34 5/11 at NYY L, 6-2 15-19 W: Kuroda (3-4); L: Hernandez (3-2)
35 5/12 at NYY L, 6-2 15-20 W: Hughes (3-4); L: Noesi (2-4)
36 5/13 at NYY W, 6-2 16-20 W: Millwood (1-4); L: Pettitte (0-1)
37 5/14 at Bos L, 6-1 16-21 L: Lester (2-3); L: Vargas (4-3)
38 5/15 at Bos L, 5-0 16-22 W: Beckett (3-4); L: Beavan (1-4)
39 5/16 at Cle L, 9-3 16-23 W: Jimenez (4-3): L: Hernandez (3-3)
40 5/17 at Cle L, 6-5 16-24 W: Smith (4-1); L: League (0-3)
41 5/18 at Col W, 4-0 17-24 W: Millwood (2-4); L: White (0-3)
42 5/19 at Col W, 10-3 18-24 W: Vargas (5-3); L: Friedrich (1-1)
43 5/20 at Col W, 6-4 19-24 W: Beavan (2-4); L: Guthrie (2-2)
44 5/21 vs. Tex W, 6-1 20-24 W: Hernandez (4-3); L: Darvish (6-2)
45 5/22 vs. Tex L, 3-1 20-25 W: Harrison (5-3): L: Noesi (2-5)
46 5/23 vs. Tex W, 5-3 21-25 W: Millwood (3-4); L: Feldman (0-2)
47 5/24 vs. LAA L, 3-0 21-26 W: Haren (2-5); L: Vargas (5-4)
48 5/25 vs. LAA L, 6-4 21-27 W: Isringhausen (1-0); L: League (0-4)
49 5/26 vs. LAA L, 5-3 21-28 W: Williams (5-2); L: Hernandez (4-4)
50 5/27 vs. LAA L, 4-2 21-29 W: Wilson (5-4); L: Noesi (2-6)
51 5/28 at Tex L, 4-2 21-30 W: Harrison (6-3); L: Delabar (1-1)
52 5/29 at Tex W, 10-3 22-30 W: Vargas (6-4); L: Feldman (0-3)
53 5/30 at Tex W, 21-8 23-30 W: Beaven (3-4); L: Holland (4-4)

June

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
54 6/1 at CWS L, 7-4 23-31 W: Jesse Crain (1-0); L: Shawn Kelly (0-2)
55 6/2 at CWS W, 10-8 24-31 W: Wilhelmsen (2-1); L: Reed (0-1)
56 6/3 at CWS L, 4-2 24-32 W: Sale (7-2); L: Millwood (3-5)
57 6/4 at LAA W, 8-6 25-32 W: Vargas (7-4); L: Santana (2-7)
58 6/5 at LAA L, 6-1 25-33 W: Richards (1-0); L: Beavan (3-5)
59 6/6 at LAA W, 8-6 26-33 W: Kelley (1-2); L: Williams (6-3)
60 6/8 vs. LAD W, 1-0 27-13 W: Pryor (1-0); L: Elbert (0-1)
61 6/9 vs. LAD
62 6/10 vs. LAD
63 6/12 vs. SDP
64 6/13 vs. SDP
65 6/14 vs. SDP
66 6/15 vs. SF
67 6/16 vs. SF
68 6/17 vs. SF
69 6/18 at AZ
70 6/19 at AZ
71 6/20 at AZ
72 6/22 at SDP
73 6/23 at SDP
74 6/24 at SDP
75 6/25 vs. Oak
76 6/26 vs. Oak
77 6/27 vs. Oak
78 6/28 vs. Bos
79 6/29 vs. Bos
80 6/30 vs. Bos

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