BY SPNW Staff 11:15AM 07/06/2012

#85: Mariners resume 'pursuit' of AL West No. 3

Mariners have dropped 17 of their last 24 to fall behind woebegone Oakland in the less-than-intense race to trail the big-time teams in AL West, Rangers and Angels.

Oakland catcher Kurt Suzuki has seven home runs and 40 RBIs in his career against the Seattle Mariners. / Wiki Commons

GAME: Mariners (35-49, 4th, AL West, – 16.0 GB) at Athletics (41-42, 3rd, AL West, – 9.5 GB). GAME #: 85. SERIES: 1st of 3 games. MEETING: 11th (Mariners lead 6-4). WHEN: Friday, 7:07, Oakland Coliseum. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Kevin Millwood (Seattle, 3-6, 4.00) vs. Tommy Milone (Oakland, 8-6, 3.73). STREAKS: Mariners L 2; Athletics W 4. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

In a season quickly circling the drain, the Mariners have three games remaining before they take four days off to accommodate the MLB All-Star break. If the Mariners had to choose where to play those three, they couldn’t ask for a better — at least this season — venue than Oakland.

Seattle opened the 2012 season by splitting a pair against the Athletics in Tokyo. The Mariners then resumed spring training and got back to regular-season business April 6 at the Oakland Coliseum. In two games, the Mariners scored what now seems a shocking 15 runs, winning 7-3 and 8-7.

Kevin Millwood, who missed his last start after tweaking a groin injury, gets the call for Seattle Friday. He’ll oppose Tommy Milone, who beat the Mariners 1-0 the last time he saw them June 25. A closer look:

MARINERS: RHP Kevin Millwood (3-6, 4.00 ERA, 1.35 WHIP)

In his 16th major league season and first with the Mariners, Millwood is making his 16th start and second against the Athletics. Millwood missed his last turn in the rotation after re-tweaking a groin injury in a start against the Athletics June 27.

A native of Gastonia, NC., the 6-4, 230-pound Millwood was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 11th round of the 1993 amateur draft.

Millwood made his major league debut July 14, 1997, winning in relief for the Braves against Philadelphia. During his career, Millwood pitched for the Braves (1997-02), Philadelphia (2003-04), Cleveland (2005), Texas (2006-09), Baltimore (2010) and Colorado (2011) before joining the Mariners.

Millwood twice won 18 games in a season, going 18-7 for the 1999 Braves and 18-8 for the 2002 Braves. Millwood led the National League in starts with 35 in 2000, led the NL in shutouts in 2003 with three, led the American League in ERA in 2005 at 2.86, and the AL in losses in 2010 with 16.

Millwood represented Atlanta in the 1999 All-Star Game.

During his American League career, Millwood made 24 starts against the Mariners, posting an 8-13 record with a 4.91 ERA.

Millwood signed with the Mariners Jan. 24 as a free agent, and earned the fifth spot in the rotation with a strong performance during spring training.

Millwood has a career record of 166-146, 4.10 ERA.

  • LAST START: June 27 vs Oakland at Safeco Field, took a no-decision in a 2-1 Seattle loss; worked just 2.2 innings, allowing one run on one hit; left the game after aggravating a groin injury.
  • LAST VS. ATHLETICS: See above.
  • CAREER VS. ATHLETICS: 6-4, 3.71 ERA in 19 starts, covering 104.1 innings; 82 strikeouts to 33 walks; 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings; 10 home runs.
  • AT OAKLAND COLISEUM: 2-4, 4.17 ERA in six games, all starts, covering 36.2 innings; 30 strikeouts to 11 walks; 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings; four home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Kurt Suzuki (2-for-22, .091 BA), Brandon Inge (7-for-38, .184 BA), Coco Crisp (4-for-18, .222 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Cliff Pennington (4-for-9, .444 BA), Collin Cowgill (1-for-3, .333 BA).
  • CURRENT ATHLETICS VS. MILLWOOD: 23-for-120, .192 BA, three home runs, 25 strikeouts.

Millwood / 2012

  • April 11 (ND, 0-0): One earned run on four hits over 6 innings; a no-decision in a 4-3 Seattle victory over Texas; struck out seven, walked three; threw 103 pitches, 61 for strikes.
  • April 17 (ND, 0-0): Couldn’t hold an 8-1 lead, but took a no-decision after allowing seven runs on nine hits in four innings in Seattle’s 9-8 loss to Cleveland.
  • April 22 (L, 0-1): Shelled for the second consecutive starts (five earned runs in 6.0 IP) in a 7-4 loss to Cleveland at Safeco.
  • April 28 (L, 0-2): Lost 7-0 at Toronto despite allowing just one earned run on seven hits over 7.0 innings.
  • May 3 (L, 0-3): Dropped a 4-3 decision to Jeff Niemann and the Tampa Bay Rays, falling to 0-3; allowed four earned runs on seven in 6.1 innings; struck out five and walked two, throwing 107 pitches, 66 for strikes.
  • May 8 (L, 0-4): Fell to Justin Verlander and Tigers 6-4 at Safeco Field; raked for five earned runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings; struck out six, walked two; threw 113 pitches, 68 for strikes.
  • May 13 (W, 1-4): Won his first game as a Mariner by beating New York; allowed just one earned run on three hits over 7.0 innings; struck out six, walked four; threw 90 pitches, 55 for strikes.
  • May 18 (W, 2-4): At Coors Field, threw a complete-game, two-hit shutout over the Rockies, becoming just the ninth opposing pitcher to blank the Rockies at Coors with two or fewer hits; first complete game in nine years.
  • May 23 (W, 3-4): At Safeco Field, defeated Texas 5-3; did not allow a run and only three hits in 6.0 innings, his third consecutive victory after starting out 0-4; struck out two, walked one.
  • May 28 (ND, 3-4): At Rangers Ballpark, had a no-decision in 4-2 loss; allowed one earned run on four hits.
  • June 3 (L, 3-5): At Chicago, lost to the White Sox 4-2; allowed four earned runs on seven hits; matched a season high with five walks (vs. four strikeouts); threw 95 pitches, 58 for strikes.
  • June 8 (ND, 3-5): At Safeco Field worked 6.0 innings before departing with a groin injury. Millwood became the fourth pitcher to have participated in a no-hitter and a combined no-bitter.
  • June 16 (ND, 3-5): At Safeco Field vs. San Francisco, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 7-4 victory; allowed three earned runs on nine hits in 5.0 innings; struck out four, walked one.
  • June 22 (L, 3-6): Lost at San Diego 9-5; five earned runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings; struck out three and walked three; one home run.
  • June 27 (ND, 3-6): Vs Oakland at Safeco Field, took a no-decision in a 2-1 Seattle loss.

ATHLETICS: LHP Tommy Milone (8-6, 6.73 ERA, 1.19 WHIP)

Tommy Milone

The 25-year-old Milone, in his third major league season and first with the Athletics, will be making his 17th start and third against the Mariners. Milone lost to Hector Noesi and the Mariners 4-0 April 13, defeated Seattle 1-0 June 25, and is coming off a 7-2 loss to the Texas Rangers.

A native of Sagus, CA., the 6-0, 205-pound Milone pitched for the University of Southern California, finishing his career with 45 starts, placing him ninth on USC’s all-time list in a tie with Sid Akins (1982-84). Milone went 16-17 in his USC career, allowing only 60 walks in 273.0 career innings. He earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention recognition. Milone led the team in innings (97.1), complete games (2) and strikeouts (98). Opponents hit just .251 against him as he allowed only four home runs.

The Washington Nationals selected Milone in the 10th round of the 2008 amateur draft.  Milone began his pro career with Class A Vermont in the New York-Penn League in 2008. He pitched for A Hagerstown (2008, Sally League), Potomac (2009, Carolina League), AA Harrisburg (2010, Eastern League) and AAA Syracuse (2011, International League).

Milone made his debut with the Nationals Sept. 3, 2011, working 4.1 innings as Washington’s starter in what became an 8-7 victory over the New York Mets. Milone, who allowed four runs on six hits, received a no-decision.

Milone appeared in five games (1-0, 3.81 ERA). On Dec. 23, 2011, the Nationals traded Milone, along with A.J. Cole (minors), Derek Norris (minors) and Brad Peacock, to the Athletics for Robert Gilliam (minors) and Gio Gonzalez.

Milone made his Oakland debut April 9, and secured a spot in the team’s rotation after defeating the Kansas City Royals 1-0.

  • 2012: Milone has pitched into the seventh inning in nine of his starts. He has allowed two or fewer runs nine times. He had his worst outing June 13 at Colorado, allowing eight earned runs in 4.0 innings. He has given up 15 home runs.
  • LAST START: June 20 at Texas, lost 7-2; allowed six runs, only one earned, on 6.0 innings over 5.0 innings; struck out six, walked one; allowed two home runs.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: June 25 at Safeco Field, defeated the Mariners 1-0; allowed seven hits over seven innings; struck out six, walked none.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 1-1, 2.77 ERA in two starts covering 13.0 innings; 10 strikeouts to two walks; 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • AT OAKLAND COLISEUM: 5-1, 0.99 ERA in six games, all starts, covering 45.2 innings; 19 strikeouts to eight walks; one home run, 0.77 WHIP.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Justin Smoak (0-for-5, .000 BA), Ichiro (1-for-6, .167 BA), Dustin Ackley (1-for-5, .200 BA), Miguel Olivo (1-for-5, .200 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Jesus Montero (4-for-6, .667 BA), Chone Figgins (1-for-3, .333 BA), Michael Saunders (1-for-3, .333 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. MILONE: 10-for-44, .227 BA, one home run, 10 strikeouts.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 50 32 .610 27-15 23-17 6-4 Lost 3
Angels 45 37 .549 5.0 22-17 23-20 6-4 Lost 2
Athletics 41 42 .494 9.5 22-19 19-23 6-4 Won 4
Mariners 35 49 .417 16.0 16-25 19-24 4-6 Lost 2

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT ROAD TRIP: Three at Oakland Friday-Sunday, then the Mariners are off until July 13 for the All-Star break. The Mariners begin the second half by hosting the Texas Rangers July 13-15.
  • MARINERS VS. ATHLETICS: Mariners are 217-292 all-time vs. the Athletics, including 92-163 at Oakland Coliseum. Mariners are 6-4 against the Athletics this season and last won a season series from Oakland in 2009. Mariners last swept a three-game series at Oakland Sept. 17-19, 2007. Athletics last swept the Mariners in Oakland Sept. 2-4, 2011.
  • LOG: Mariners Thursday demoted RHP Hector Noesi to AAA Tacoma after a string of abysmal starts and recalled OF Carlos Peguero from the Rainiers. Peguero, batting .293 in Tacoma with 18 home runs (third in the PCL), joins the Mariners Friday in Oakland. Noesi goes to Tacoma as the leading loser in the majors with 11 defeats. Noesi is the first Mariner pitcher to lose so many before the All-Star break since Carlos Silva went 4-11 in 2008. Wednesday marked the fourth straight start with Noesi giving up at least seven hits, and he has not left a game with the lead since May 17 against Cleveland. Noesi, who has lost each of his last eight decisions, has not won since May 6. Noesi has already allowed 20 home runs . . . On the other hand, the Mariners have provided Noesi with just one run of support in his last five starts . . . Seattle went 4-6 on the 10-game home stand and are 16-25 at Safeco Field this season, worst home mark in the majors . . . Infielder Mike Carp, on the DL since June 11 with inflammation in his right shoulder, began a rehab assignment with Tacoma Wednesday. . . Mariners reached July 4 16.0 games out of first place, the third-worst July 4 deficit in franchise history. The 1988 Mariners were 20.5 games out on July 4 that year and the 2008 Mariners 18.0 games in arrears. In all, 12 Mariners teams have trailed by double figures on July 4, including the 1977 expansion club, 12.5 out . . . Manager Eric Wedge said it’s unlikely Franklin Gutierrez, on the seven-day disabled list, will return before the All-Star break.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 10, Split 1, Lost 16 . . . Sweeps: 2; Swept: 4. . . . Longest Win Streak: 4 (April 24-27, May 18-21); Longest Losing Streak: 7 (April 28-May 4) . . . Vs. AL East: 5-14; vs. AL Central: 9-11; vs. AL West: 13-14; vs. LAA: 2-5; vs. Oak: 6-4; vs. Tex: 5-5; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs. Interleague: 8-10 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 16.5, July 2 . . . Most Runs Scored: 21, May 30 at Texas (21-8); Most Runs Allowed: 11, April 9 at Texas . . . Walk-Off Wins: 4, 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); June 17 vs. San Francisco (Justin Smoak ninth-inning single); June 28 vs. Boston (Jaso ph ninth-inning single); June 30 vs. Boston (Chone Figgins sacrifice fly 11th inning) . . . Walk-Off Losses: 1, May 17, at Cleveland, Carlos Santana bases-loaded single off League in 11th . . . Times Opponent Shut out: 5; Times Shut out by Opponent: 10; Comeback Wins: 7; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 22; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 12th (AL) in runs (328), 12th in hits (652), ninth in doubles (130), 10th in triples (11) and 11th in home runs (72) . . . Rank 13th in batting average (.231), 14th in on-base percentage (.293), 14th in slugging (.361) and 14th in OPS (.654) . . . batting 154-for-638 (.241) with runners in scoring position after going 1-for-3 Wednesday . . . out-homered 98-72. . . left 520 men on base, opponents 512 . . . scored 328 runs, opponents 352 . . . scored 162 of 328 runs in the first four innings . . . Mariners 27-12 when scoring 4+ runs . . . Batting Average: Ichiro, .262; Hits: Ichiro, 89; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 45; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, 11; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 48 . . . 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; Ichiro, June 19 at Arizona; Franklin Gutierrez, June 22 at San Diego . . .  Grand Slams (2): Michael Saunders, April 27 at Toronto; Alex Liddi, May 23 vs. Texas . . . Back-To-Back Home Runs (2): Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak, 3rd inning, May 20, at Colorado; Miguel Olivo, Dustin Ackley, 8th inning, July 2, vs. Baltimore.
  • PITCHING: Mariners ninth in ERA (4.06), sixth in hits allowed (693), seventh in runs allowed (358), 12th in home runs allowed (98), eighth in walks (240) and sixth in strikeouts (628) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen 38; Starts: Jason Vargas 18; Wins: Vargas 7; ERA: Felix Hernandez, 3.26; Complete Games: Kevin Milwood 1; Hernandez 1; Shutouts: Millwood 1; Hernandez 1; Saves: League 9.
  • ICHIRO (0-for-4 Wednesday) has 777 multi-hit games, which ranks fourth among active players, and No. 1 since his debut in 2001. Ichiro’s 48 games with four or more hits leads all active players . . . Three-hit game June 22 marked the 229th of his major league career . . . Ranks T92 on career hits list (2,517) with Hall of Famer Joe Morgan and needs seven to tie No. 91 Heinie Manush (2,524) . . . 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 one more bobblehead night: 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), Adam Moore (15-day, March 28, fractured wrist), Mike Carp (15-day, June 13, inflamed right elbow); Franklin Gutierrez (7-day, June 29, concussion); Erasmo Ramirez (15-day, July 1, elbow).
  • 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) combined for 6 hits in 9-3 Cleveland win; May 17, Casey Kotchman (2), Cabrera (2), Jose Lopez (1), Choo (1) had 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.
  • June 8: Kevin Millwood and five relievers collaborated for the 10th combined no-hitter in major league history in a 1-0 win over the Dodgers at Safeco Field. Millwood (6.0), Charlie Furbush (0.2), Stephen Pryor (0.1), Lucas Luetge (0.1), Brandon League (0.2), and Tom Wilhelmsen (1.0) tied the MLB record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter (Houston vs. the Yankees June 11, 2003). It marked the third no-hitter in Mariners history.
  • June 18: Aaron Hill of Arizona hit for the cycle in the Diamondbacks’ 7-1 win over the Mariners. Hill singled in the first (Hector Noesi), tripled in the third (Noesi), doubled in the fifth (Noesi) and homered in the seventh (Shawn Kelley).
  • June 19: Ichiro reached 2,500 hits (first-inning single) in the fourth-fewest games in major league history during a 12-9 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. His 2,500th hit came in his 1,817th game. Al Simmons had 2,500 hits in 1,784 games, Ty Cobb in 1,790 and George Sisler in 1,808 . . . When Kyle Seager and Brendan Ryan both hit three-run homers in the fifth inning, it marked the first time since July 30, 2003 vs. Detroit that the Mariners had a pair of three-run bombs in the same inning. In that July 30, 2003 game, John Olerud hit a three-run homer and Randy Winn a grand slam in the first inning.
  • July 1: One-time Mariner farmhand David Ortiz of the Red Sox hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning, giving Boston a 2-1 win over the Mariners.
  • July 3: In Seattle’s 6-3 win over Baltimore at Safeco Field, The Mariners had three Japanese players in the starting lineup – Ichiro Suzuki,  Munenori Kawasaki and Hisashi Iwakuma – for the first time in major league history.
  • July 4: Former farmhand Chris Tillman (sent to Baltimore in 2008 in the Adam Jones trade for Erik Bedard) took a one-hitter into the ninth inning and beat the Mariners 4-2 for his first victory of 2012.

MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN

Rec. Home Road Day Night vs. RHP vs. LHP Hit HR No HR
35-49 16-25 19-24 8-17 26-34 24-35 11-14 23-22 10-27

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.231 .195 .259 328 72 .293 .361 .654 .241

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
35-49 4.06 747.2 358 336 98 .246 .309 .403

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
7/6 Fri at Oak Kevin Millwood (3-6, 4.00) vs. Tommy Milone (8-6, 3.73)
7/7 Sat at Oak Jason Vargas (7-7, 4.31 vs. Jarrod Parker (5-3, 3.46)
7/8 Sun at Oak Felix Hernandez (6-5, 3.26) vs. Bartolo Colon (6-7, 4.05)

MARINERS 2012 SCHEDULE/RESULTS

March (1-1)

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 (10-12)

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 (12-17)

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 (11-16)

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 27-33 W: Pryor (1-0); L: Elbert (0-1)
61 6/9 vs. LAD L, 8-3 -27-34 W: Kershaw (5-3): L: Vargas (7-5)
62 6/10 vs. LAD L, 8-2 27-35 W: Billingsley (4-4); L: Beavan (3-6)
63 6/12 vs. SDP L, 5-4 27-36 W: Richard (3-7); L: Hernandez (4-5)
64 6/13 vs. SDP L, 1-0 27-37 W: Marquis (3-5); L: Noesi (2-7)
65 6/14 vs. SDP L, 6-2 27-38 W: Volquez (3-6); L: Ramirez (0-1)
66 6/15 vs. SF L, 4-2 27-39 W: Vogelsong (6-2); L: Vargas (7-6)
67 6/16 vs. SF W, 7-4 28-39 W: Iwakuma (1-0); L: Lincecum (2-8)
68 6/17 vs. SF W, 2-1 29-39 W: Wilhelmsen (3-1); L: Romo (2-1)
69 6/18 at AZ L, 7-1 29-40 W: Miley (8-3); L: Noesi (2-8)
70 6/19 at AZ W, 12-9 30-40 W: Furbush (3-1); L: Putz (1-4)
71 6/20 at AZ L, 14-10 30-41 W: Cahill (6-5): L: Vargas (7-7)
72 6/22 at SDP L, 9-5 30-42 W: Richard (5-7); L: Millwood (3-6)
73 6/23 at SDP W, 5-1 31-42 W: Fernandez (5-5); L: Marquis (3-7)
74 6/24 at SDP L, 2-0 31-43 W: Volquez (4-7); L: Noesi (2-9)
75 6/25 vs. Oak L, 1-0 31-44 W: Milone (8-5); L: Ramirez (0-2)
76 6/26 vs. Oak W, 3-2 32-44 W: Furbush (4-1); L: Miller (2-1)
77 6/27 vs. Oak L, 2-1 32-45 W: Parker (4-3); L: Iwakuma (1-1)
78 6/28 vs. Bos W, 1-0 33-45 W: Hernandez (6-5); L: Atchison (2-1)
79 6/29 vs. Bos L, 5-0 33-46 W: Cook (2-1); L: Noesi (2-10)
80 6/30 vs. Bos W, 3-2 34-46 W: Kelley (2-2); L: Aceves (0-5)

July (1-2)

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
81 7/1 vs. Bos L, 2-1 34-47 W: Padilla (2-0); L: League (0-5)
82 7/2 vs. Bal W, 6-3 35-47 W: Delabar (2-1); L: Hammel (8-4)
83 7/3 vs. Bal L, 5-4 35-48 W: Day (5-0); L: Furbush (4-2)
84 7/4 vs. Bal L, 4-2 35-49 W: Tillman (1-0); L: Noesi (2-11)
85 7/6 at Oak
86 7/7 at Oak
87 7/8 at Oak
88 7/13 vs. Tex
89 7/14 vs. Tex
90 7/15 vs. Tex
91 7/16 at KC
92 7/17 at KC
93 7/18 at KC
94 7/19 at KC
95 7/20 at TB
96 7/21 at TB
97 7/22 at TB
98 7/23 vs. NYY
99 7/24 vs. NYY
100 7/25 vs. NYY
101 7/26 vs. KC
102 7/27 vs. KC
103 7/28 vs. KC
104 7/29 vs. KC
105 7/30 vs. Tor
105 7/31 vs. Tor


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