BY SPNW Staff 07:45AM 08/13/2012

#117: Mariners Brace For Rays, MLB's Hottest Club

After a pair of unexpected wins against the Angels, Mariners Monday begin a nine-game, 10-day home stand against the Tampa Bay Minnesota and Cleveland.

Second baseman Dustin Ackley is batting .230 (53-for-230) as a leadoff hitter with a .305 on-base percentage. He went 0-for-4 Sunday in Anaheim. / Drew Sellers, Sportspress Northwest

GAME: Rays (62-52, 2nd, AL East, – 5.0 GB) at Mariners (53-63, 4th, AL West, – 15.5 GB). GAME #: 117. SERIES: 1st of 3 games. MEETING: 8th (Rays lead 5-2). WHEN: Monday, 7:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Alex Cobb (Tampa Bay, 6-8, 4.32) vs. RHP Blake Beavan (Seattle, 7-6, 5.38). STREAKS: Mariners W 2; Rays W 6. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: ESPN 710 AM (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

The Mariners salvaged what was turning into a nightmarish road trip (1-6) by defeating the Angels Saturday and Sunday in Anaheim in large part due to outstanding starts by Hisashi Iwakuma (Saturday) and Jason Vargas (Sunday). Blake Beavan, who hasn’t been half bad himself since his July 17 recall from AAA Tacoma, will try to continue the trend Monday when the Mariners host the Tampa Bay Rays in the first of three games.

Boosted by the return of Evan Longoria, who had been on the 60-day disabled list, the Rays are baseball’s hottest team, having won six in a row, and they are tied with Baltimore in the wild card atandings.

Beavan has seen the Rays twice this season, losing once and winning once. He’ll oppose Alex Cobb, whom the Mariners beat July 21 at Tropicana Field. A closer look at Monday’s probables:

MARINERS: RHP Blake Beavan (7-6, 5.38 ERA, 1.23 WHIP)

Blake Beavan

The 23-year-old Beavan, in his second major league season and second with the Mariners, makes his 18th start and third against the Rays. Beavan lost to Tampa Bay 5-4 May 2 at Safeco Field and defeated the Rays 2-1 July 22 at Tropicana Field. Beavan has won his past four decisions and is coming off a no-decision against Baltimore Aug. 7.

A native of Irving, TX., the 6-7, 240-pound Beavan was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round (17th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft.

After pitching in the minor leagues from 2008-11, Beavan made his major league debut July 3 against the San Diego Padres. He worked 7 IP, allowed three hits, two walks and one earned run in a 3-1 victory at Safeco Field.

Beavan became a Mariner July 9, 2010, when the Rangers traded him, along with Matthew Lawson (minors), Josh Lueke and Justin Smoak to Seattle for Cliff Lee, Mark Lowe and cash.

Beavan had 15 starts for the Mariners in 2011, compiled a 5-6 record, and has a career mark of 12-12, 4.65 ERA.

  • LAST START: Aug. 7 at Baltimore, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 8-7 loss; four earned runs on seven hits over 4.0 innings; two strikeouts, one walk, two home runs; 104 pitches, 69 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. RAYS: July 22, at Tropicana Field, defeated the Rays 2-1; one earned run on four hits in 8.0 innings; five strikeouts, no walks; 101 pitches, 70 for strikes.
  • CAREER VS. RAYS: 1-1, 4.05 ERA in two starts covering 13.1 innings; six strikeouts to two walks; 4.1 strikeouts per nine innings; 0.97 WHIP; two home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 7-6, 4.72 ERA in 16 starts covering 97.1 innings; 41 strikeouts to 17 walks; 17 home runs; 3.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • LOVES TO FACE: B.J. Upton (0-for-6, .000 BA), Carlos Pena (0-for-6, .000 BA), Elliott Johnson (0-for-4, .000 BA), Ben Zobrist (1-for-6, .167 BA), Desmond Jennings (1-for-5, .200 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Will Rhymes (2-for-3, .667 BA), Sean Rodriguez (1-for-2, .500 BA), Jose Molina (3-for-7, .429 BA).
  • CURRENT RAYS VS. BEAVAN: 12-for-50, .240 BA, two home runs, four strikeouts.

Beavan / 2012

  • April 12 (L, 0-1): Worked 6.1 innings; one earned run, but couldn’t overcome the start by Texas’ Neftali Feliz, who had eight shutout innings.
  • April 15 (W, 1-1): Outdueled Graham Godfrey in a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics; three earned runs on six hits over 7.0 innings; seven ground-ball outs and 16 fly-ball outs.
  • April 21 (L, 1-2): Loser in Philip Humber’s perfect game at Safeco Field; three runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings; one home run among his 101 pitches, 70 for strikes.
  • April 27 (ND, 1-2): Gave up three earned runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings, taking a no-decision in Seattle’s 9-5 win at Toronto.
  • May 2 (L, 1-3): Suffered a 5-4 loss to Tampa after allowing five earned runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings; struck out one, walked two and gave up two home runs (Sean Rodriguez, Luke Scott); threw 86 pitches, 51 for strikes.
  • May 7 (ND, 1-3): Took a no-decision in a 3-2 Seattle victory over Detroit; left the game in the third inning when struck by a drive from Miguel Cabrera; one earned run on four hits prior to the injury.
  • May 15 (L, 1-4): At Fenway Park, was the losing pitcher in Seattle’s 5-0 setback; struck out four, walked two.
  • May 20 (W, 2-4): At Coors Field, defeated the Rockies 6-4; two runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings; struck out seven, walked one and allowed one home run; threw 82 pitches, 52 for strikes.
  • May 25 (ND, 2-4): At Safeco Field, lost to the Angels 6-4; three earned runs on five hits over 7.0 innings; struck out one, walked two; one home run; fifth quality start of the season.
  • May 30 (W, 3-4): At Texas, was the winning pitcher in 21-8 win; five earned runs on eight hits in 6.0 innings; struck out two, walked none.
  • June 5 (L, 3-5): At Texas, lost 6-1 after allowing six earned runs on 10 hits in 5.0 innings; struck out two and walked one and surrendered a season-high three home runs.
  • June 10 (L, 3-6): vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, lost 8-2; six earned runs on five hits in 2.0 innings; no strikeouts, two walks; one home run; demoted to Tacoma after the loss.
  • July 17 (W, 4-6): At Kansas City, won 9-6; five earned runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings; struck out three, did not walk a batter or allow a home run; 94 pitches, 58 for strikes.
  • July 22 (W, 5-6): At Tampa Bay, defeated the Rays 2-1; one earned run on four hits in 8.0 innings; struck out five and did not walk a batter; threw 101 pitches, 70 for strikes.
  • July 27 (W, 6-6): Vs. Kansas City, defeated the Royals 6-1; one earned run on four hits over 6.2 innings; struck out six, walked one, no home runs.
  • Aug. 1 (W, 7-6): Vs. Toronto, won 5-1; three earned runs on seven hits in 7.2 innings; four strikeouts, two walks, two home runs; 82 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • Aug. 7 (ND, 7-6): At Baltimore, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 8-7 loss; four earned runs on seven hits over 4.0 innings; two strikeouts, one walk, two home runs; 104 pitches, 69 for strikes.

RAYS: RHP Alex Cobb (6-8, 4.32 ERA, 1.29 WHIp)

Alex Cobb

The 24-year-old Cobb, in his second major league season, both with Tampa Bay, will make his 15th start and second against the Mariners. Cobb, who has split the season between Tampa Bay and Durham of the International League, won his past two starts an is coming off a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Aug. 8.

A native of Boston, the 6-2, 195-pound Cobb attended Vero Beach (FL.) High School. The Rays selected him in the fourth round of the 2006 amateur draft.

Cobb pitched in the Tampa system until May 1, 2011, when he made his major league debut against the Los Angeles Angels. He allowed four earned runs on four hits in 4.1 innings in a start, but did not factor in the decision.

Cobb went 3-2 over 2011, nine starts covering 52.2 innings. He had a 3.42 ERA. Cobb threw his best game July 24 vs. Kansas City when he scattered six hits and did not allow a run over 7.0 innings in winning 5-0.

  • 2012: Cobb has pitched into the seventh inning in eight of his starts. He pitched his best game against the Miami Marlins June 17: two hits and no runs in 7.0 innings while striking out a career-high 10; one walk. In eight starts at AAA Durham, Cobb went 1-4 with a 4.14 ERA.
  • LAST START: Aug. 8 vs. Toronto, defeated the Blue Jays 3-2; one earned run on five hits in 7.0 innings; seven strikeouts, no walks, no home runs; 102 pitches, 72 for strikes, lost 3-2.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: July 21 at Tropicana Field, lost 2-1; two earned runs on three hits in 2.0 innings; three strikeouts, two walks, no home runs; 52 pitches, 31 for strikes.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 0-2, 5.40 ERA in two starts covering 8.1 innings; 12 strikeouts to three walks; 13.0 strikeouts per nine innings; one home run.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 0-1, 4.26 ERA in one start; nine strikeouts to one walk; 12.8 strikeouts per nine innings; one home run.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Brendan Ryan (0-for-3, .000 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Dustin Ackley (2-for-5, .400 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. COBB: 7-for-20, .350 BA, one home run, eight strikeouts.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 67 46 .593 36-22 31-24 7-3 Won 2
Athletics 61 53 .535 6.5 34-26 27-27 5-5 Lost 1
Angels 60 55 .522 8.0 31-24 29-31 3-7 Lost 2
Mariners 53 63 .457 15.5 25-29 28-34 4-6 Won 2

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. Tampa Bay Rays Monday-Wednesday; three vs. Minnesota Twins Friday-Sunday; three vs. Cleveland Indians Aug. 20-22.
  • HOME STAND PROMOTIONS: 35th Anniversary First Pitches: Bill Caudill, who spent two seasons with Seattle, recording 26 saves in each season, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch Monday . . . Bob Wolcott, who made MLB debut in a Mariners jersey in 1995, will throw out first pitch Saturday.  Monday, fans can bring whole family to the ballpark and take advantage of the low price on BECU Family Night. All View Reserved seats are available for $10 in advance and only $12 on the day of the game . . . Tuesday — Salute to Native Americans Night: Celebrate Native American community at a Mariners game, presented by Emerald Queen Casinso. Discounted seating has been reserved and is available online. First 10,000 fans receive a Salute to Native Americans T-shirt. Deadline To purchase: Noon Monday. Pricing: $14 View Reserved (normally $20), $35 Field Level (normally $40). $3 from each ticket view reserved and $5 from each field level ticket sold benefits the Seattle Indian Center. Visit Mariners.com/NativeAmerican to purchase tickets . . . Military Discount Night: Personnel receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats. Available at Safeco Field box office and Mariners Team Stores with valid Military ID. Limit 4 per hero per game. Plus, receive 20 percent off regular-price merchandise at all team stores with valid Military ID . . . Wednesday — Day Camp Day & Pre-game Parade; King’s Court will be in session as Felix Hernandez takes the mound. For $30, fans will get a ticket to the game in a special section, a special King Felix T-shirt and a ‘K’ card. Tickets: Mariners.com/Felix. Peanut-Controlled Area Night: Special peanut-controlled area nights, where no peanuts will be allowed in a reserved areas 313, 314 and 315 in the view level boxes. Tickets are heavily discounted at $11 View Box Seating (normally $30). For tickets visit mariners.com/nopeanuts . . . Senior Special Day: Fans 60 and over receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats. Available at the Safeco Field box office and Mariners Team Stores with a valid ID. One ticket per senior per game . . . Grand Slam Family Package Day: Fans can get a ticket, hot dog and Pepsi as low as $15 per person for families of 4-12 thanks to Safeco Insurance.
  • MARINERS VS. RAYS: Mariners are 74-58 all-time vs. the Rays, including 33-27 at Safeco Field. Mariners played a four-game series at Tropicana Field April 30-May 3 and lost all four; played a three-game series at Tropicana Field July 20-22 and won two of three. Mariners last swept a three-game series from Tampa at Safeco Field Aug. 7-9, 2006. Tampa last swept Seattle at Safeco Field May 4-6, 2010.
  • LOG: The Mariners held Albert Pujols to 0-for-12 in the three-game series vs, Angela. . . Mike Trout, the American League’s leading hitter, went 0-for-4 Sunday . . . Jesus Montero, who had Seattle’s only multi-hit game Sunday (two home runs), is batting .480 over his past seven games. In those seven, Montero has produced six multi-hit games . . . John Jaso’s stolen base in the third inning was his third of the season. He’s 3-for-3 . .  .Michael Saunders went 0-for-4 Sunday and finished the road trip 2-for-33 . . . Mike Carp, who started, left the game with tightness in his left hip . . . Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez was scheduled to begin a minor league rehab stint Sunday with the Class A Everett AquaSox, but the return of headaches canceled that plan, according to manager Eric Wedge. Gutierrez, 29, has been out six weeks since suffering a concussion when he was hit in the head with a pickoff throw. He’d been working out the past few days with Everett after Triple-A Tacoma went on the road and the club felt he was ready to begin playing games until the headaches returned . . . Reliever Charlie Furbush pitched a perfect inning of relief Saturday for Triple-A Tacoma as he continues his rehab from a strained left biceps. Wedge said he’ll remain with the Rainiers and pitch a few more innings before a decision is made on his return to Seattle . . . Due to conflicts with Seahawks football coverage, five more Mariners games will be broadcast on KTTH 770-AM instead of 710 ESPN Seattle. The five games are Aug. 18 and 24 and Sept. 9, 16 and 30.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 15, Split 1, Lost 21 . . . Sweeps: 4; Swept: 4 . . . Longest Win Streak: 7 (July 26-Aug. 1); Longest Losing Streak: 7 (April 28-May 4) . . . Vs. AL East: 12-22; vs. AL Central: 16-12; vs. AL West: 17-19; vs. LAA: 4-6; vs. Oak: 7-6; vs. Tex: 6-7; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs. Interleague: 8-10 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 17.5, July 15 . . . 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: 8, April 30 at Tampa Bay, Elliott Johnson, RBI single in 12th off Brandon League; May 17, at Cleveland, Carlos Santana bases-loaded single off League in 11th; July 6, at Oakland, Chris Carter 3-run walk-off homer off Steve Delabar; July 7, at Oakland, Josh Reddick run-scoring double off Oliver Perez in 13th; July 18, at Kansas City, Billy Butler, home run off Josh Kinney in bottom 9th; July 20, at Tampa Bay, Ben Zobrist double off Tom Wilhelmsen in bottom 14th; Aug. 7, Adam Jones 14th-inning single off Shawn Kelley in bottom 14th; Aug. 10, Josh Kinney wild pitched in the winning run (Bourjos) with the bases loaded in the ninth inning at Anaheim  . . . Times Opponent Shut out: 7; Times Shut out by Opponent: 11; Comeback Wins: 13; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 30; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 14th (AL) in runs (460), 12th in hits (915), 11th in doubles (174), sixth in triples (20) and 13th in home runs (99) . . . Rank 13th in batting average (.232), 14th in on-base percentage (.293), 14th in slugging (.361) and 14th in OPS (.655) . . . batting 214-for-868 (.247) with runners in scoring position after going 0-for-5 Sunday . . . Batting Average: John Jaso, .290; Hits: Kyle Seager, 102; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 65; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, Kyle Seager, 13; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 68 . . 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 third in ERA (3.82), third in hits allowed (954), third in runs allowed (468), eighth in home runs allowed (125), fourth in walks (318) and fifth in strikeouts (852) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 52; Starts: Jason Vargas, 25; Wins: Vargas 13; ERA: Hernandez 2.74; Complete Games: Hernandez 3 . . . Shutouts: Hernandez 3; Saves: Wilhelmsen, 16.
  • DEBUTS: Munenori Kawasaki (April 7), Lucas Luetge (April 7), Erasmo Ramirez (April 9), Hisashi Iwakuma (April 20), Stephen Pryor (June 2), Carter Capps (Aug. 3).
  • DISABLED LIST: George Sherrill (60-day, April 13, strained flexor bundle), Franklin Gutierrez (7-day, June 29, concussion); LHP Charlie Furbush (15-day, July 19, triceps).
  • 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; July 4, Chris Tillman recorded first win of the year in a 4-2 Baltimore win by allowing two runs over 8.1 innings; July 13, Adrian Beltre two-run HR off Kevin Millwood in a 3-2 Texas win at Safeco Field; July 15, Beltre had three hits and two RBIs in a 4-0 Texas win over Seattle at Safeco Field; July 23, Four ex-Mariners played roles in beating the Mariners 4-1: Ichiro, traded 3 1/2 hours before the opening pitch, singled and stole his 16th base; Alex Rodriguez belted his 40th career home run at Safeco Field; Raul Ibanezhad an RBI single; Rafael Soriano notched the save; July 26, Soriano notched his 26th save in New York’s 5-2 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field; Aug. 5, Raul Ibanez clubbed a three-run homer, Freddy Garcia won his 150th career game and Ichiro extended his hitting streak to 12 games as the Yankees defeated the Mariners 6-2; Aug. 6, Chris Tillman took a three-hit shutout into the eighth and defeated the Mariners 3-1 at Camden Yards; Aug. 7, Adam Jones walk-off single against Shawn Kelley in the bottom of the 14th gave Baltimore an 8-7 win over Seattle.

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 23: Mariners traded Ichiro, face of the franchise for 11 1/2 years, to the Yankees for two prospects and cash considerations. Ichiro made his debut against Seattle with the Yankees at Safeco field and went 1-for-4 with a stolen base.

MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN

Rec. Home Road Day Night vs. RHP vs. LHP Hit HR No HR
53-63 25-29 28-34 14-21 38-44 35-44 18-19 35-28 16-35

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.232 .208 .249 460 99 .293 .361 .655 .247

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
53-63 3.82 1043.0 468 442 125 .244 .305 .395

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
8/13 Mon vs. TB Blake Beavan (7-6, 5.12) vs. Alex Cobb (6-8, 4.32)
8/14 Tue vs. TB Kevin Millwood (5-10, 4.38) vs. Matt Moore (9-7, .373)
8/15 Wed vs. TB Felix Hernandez (10-5, 2.74) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (7-7, 3.52)

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 (15-11)

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 L, 4-2 35-50 W: Norberto (1-1); L: Perez (0-1)
86 7/7 at Oak W, 7-1 36-50 W: Vargas (8-7); L: Parker (5-4)
87 7/8 at Oak L, 2-1 36-51 W: Norberto (2-1); L: Perez (0-2)
88 7/13 vs. Tex L, 3-2 36-52 W: Holland (6-4); L: Millwood (3-7)
89 7/14 vs. Tex W, 7-0 37-52 W: Hernandez (7-5); L: Darvish (10-6)
90 7/15 vs. Tex L, 4-0 37-53 W: Harrison (12-4); L: Iwakuma (1-2)
91 7/16 at KC W, 9-4 38-53 W: Vargas (9-7); L: Sanchez (1-6)
92 7/17 at KC W, 9-6 39-53 W: Beavan (4-6): L: Verdugo (0-1)
93 7/18 at KC L, 8-7 39-54 W: Holland (4-2); L: Kinney (0-1)
94 7/19 at KC W, 6-1 40-54 W: Hernandez (8-5); L: Smith (0-1)
95 7/20 at TB L, 4-3 40-55 W: McGee (3-2); L: Wilhelmsen (3-2)
96 7/21 at TB W, 2-1 41-55 W: Vargas (10-7); L: Cobb (4-7)
97 7/22 at TB W, 2-1 42-55 W: Beavan (2-1); L: Moore (6-7)
98 7/23 vs. NYY L, 4-1 42-56 W: Kuroda (10-7); L: Millwood (3-8)
99 7/24 vs. NYY W, 4-2 43-56 W: Hernandez (9-5); L: Garcia (4-4)
100 7/25 vs. NYY L, 5-2 43-57 W: Phelps (2-3); L: Luetge (1-1)
101 7/26 vs. KC W, 4-1 44-57 W: Vargas (11-7); L: Mendoza (4-7)
102 7/27 vs. KC W, 6-1 45-57 W: Beavan (6-6); L: Guthrie (3-11)
103 7/28 vs. KC W, 4-3 46-57 W: Millwood (4-8); L: Chen (7-9)
104 7/29 vs. KC W, 7-6 47-57 W: Perez (1-2); L: Mijares (2-2)
105 7/30 vs. Tor W, 4-1 48-57 W: Iwakuma (2-2); Romero (8-8)
106 7/31 vs. Tor W, 7-2 49-57 W: Vargas (12-7); L: Laffey (2-2)

August (4-4)

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
107 8/1 vs. Tor W, 5-3 50-57 W: Beavan (7-6); L: Villanueva (6-1)
108 8/3 at NYY L, 6-3 50-58 W: Sabathia (11-3); L: Millwood (4-9)
109 8/4 at NYY W, 1-0 51-58 W: Hernandez (10-5); L: Kuroda (10-8)
110 8/5 at NYY L, 6-2 51-59 W: Garcia (5-5); L: Iwakuma (2-3)
111 8/6 at Bal L, 3-1 51-60 W: Tillman (5-1); L: Vargas (12-8)
112 8/7 at Bal L, 8-7 51-61 W: O’Day (6-0); L: Kelley (2-3)
113 8/8 at Bal L, 9-2 51-62 W: Johnson (1-0); L: Millwood (4-10)
114 8/10 at LAA L, 6-5 51-63 W: Frieri (2-0); L: Kinney (0-2)
114 8/11 at LAA W, 7-4 52-63 W: Iwakuma (3-3); L: Haren (8-9)
116 8/12 at LAA W, 4-1 53-63 W: Vargas (13-8); L: Weaver (15-2)
117 8/13 vs. TB —–
118 8/14 vs. TB —–
119 8/15 vs. TB —–
120 8/17 vs. Min —–
121 8/18 vs. Min —–
122 8/19 vs. Min —–
123 8/20 vs. Cle —–
124 8/21 vs. Cle —–
125 8/22 vs. Cle —–
126 8/24 at CWS —–
127 8/25 at CWS —–
128 8/26 at CWS —–
129 8/27 at Min —–
130 8/28 at Min —–
131 8/29 at Min
132 8/30 at Min
133 8/31 vs. LAA



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