BY SPNW Staff 07:38AM 08/14/2012

#118: Rays Go For Eighth Win At Mariners Expense

After 4-1 loss Monday, Tampa has won seven in a row and sends out a 22-year-old starter, Mike Moore, who already owns the Mariners.

Tampa Bay's Matt Moore, starting Tuesday, is 1-1 against the Mariners this season. / Wiki Commons

GAME: Rays (63-52, 2nd, AL East, – 5.0 GB) at Mariners (53-64, 4th, AL West, – 15.5 GB). GAME #: 118. SERIES: 2nd of 3 games. MEETING: 9th (Rays lead 6-2). WHEN: Tuesday, 7:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: LHP Matt Moore (Tampa Bay, 9-7, 3.73) vs. RHP Kevin Millwood (Seattle, 4-10, 4.38). STREAKS: Mariners L 1; Rays W 7. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: ESPN 710 AM (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

The Tampa Bay Rays, who snapped Seattle’s seven-game home winning streak Monday with a 4-1 victory, have won seven consecutive games and taken over the lead in the American League wild card standings. The Rays will throw a pitcher at Seattle Tuesday night, Matt Moore, who is 4-1, 1.47 with 28 strikeouts since the All-Star break.

The Mariners, who have lost seven of 10, don’t have much — on paper, anyway — with which to counter. Kevin Millwood lasted just 4.0 innings in his last start while giving up seven runs on eight hits, including a pair of home runs.

Millwood has just one win in his past 13 starts, is 0-2 in August with a 9.90 ERA, and has already lost to Tampa Bay once this season.

The Mariners also faced what appeared to be an ugly matchup last Sunday but rose to the occasion by beating Jered Weaver of the Angels, who entered the game with a 15-1 record and 2.13 ERA. A closer look at Tuesday’s probables:

MARINERS: RHP Kevin Millwood (4-10, 4.38 ERA, 1.40 WHIP)

Kevin Millwood

In his 16th major league season and first with the Mariners, Millwood is making his 23rd start and second against the Rays. Millwood had a 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay May 3 at Tropicana Field and is coming off a 9-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles Aug. 8 at Camden. Millwood has won just once since May 23, a 4-3 win over Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium July 28. He’s lost his past two.

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 167-150, 4.12 ERA.

  • LAST START: Aug. 8 at Baltimore, lost 9-2; four earned runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings; three strikeouts, one walk, one home run; 109 pitches, 69 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. RAYS: May 3 at Tropicana Field, lost 4-3; four earned runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings; four strikeouts to two walks, one home run; 105 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • CAREER VS. RAYS: 3-4, 5.10 ERA in nine starts covering 54.2 innings; 47 strikeouts to 247.7 strikeouts per nine innings; 1.53 WHIP; 11 home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 5-12, 4.83 ERA in 23 starts covering 132.1 innings; 78 strikeouts to 33 walks; 5.3 strikeouts per nine innings; 1.47 WHIP; 14 home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Matt Joyce (1-for-12, .083 BA), Jose Molina (1-for-9, .111 BA), Luke Scott  (2-for-13, .154 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Jeff Keppinger (2-for-2, 1.000 BA), Reid Brignac (2-for-4, .500 BA).
  • CURRENT RAYS VS. MILLWOOD: 26-for-117, .222 BA, three home runs, 34 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; 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; 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; one earned run on four hits.
  • June 3 (L, 3-5): At Chicago, lost to the White Sox 4-2; four earned runs on seven hits; matched a season high with five walks (vs. four strikeouts); 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; 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.
  • July 6 (ND, 3-6): At Oakland, took a no-decision in 4-1 loss; three hits and no runs over 7.0 innings; struck out seven and walked two.
  • July 13 (L, 3-7): At Safeco Field, lost to the Texas Rangers 3-2; three earned runs on eight hits over 6.2 innings; struck out four, walked two; one home run.
  • July 18 (ND, 3-7): At Kansas City, took a no-decision in an 8-7 loss to the Royals; seven earned runs on 10 hits in 5.0 innings; struck out two, walked one, one home run.
  • July 23 (L, 3-8): Vs. New York, lost 4-1; three earned runs on nine hits over 7.0 innings; fanned five, walked three; threw 102 pitches, 68 for strikes.
  • July 28 (W, 4-8): At Safeco Field, defeated the Royals 4-3 and ended a streak of 10 starts without a win; one earned run on six hits over 6.1 innings; fanned three and walked one.
  • Aug. 3 (L, 4-9): At Yankee Stadium, lost 6-3; four earned runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings; three strikeouts, one walk, one home run; 109 pitches, 69 for strikes.
  • Aug. 8 (L, 4-10): At Baltimore, lost 9-2; four earned runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings; three strikeouts, one walk, one home run; 109 pitches, 69 for strikes.

RAYS: LHP Matt Moore (9-7, 3.73 ERA, 1.35 WHIP)

Matt Moore

The 22-year-old Moore, in his second major league season, both with Tampa, makes his 23rd start and third against the Mariners. Moore defeated Seattle 3-1 May 1 and lost to them 2-1 July 22. He is coming off a 7-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Aug. 9 at Tropicana Field.

A native of Fort Walton Beach, FL., 6-2, 205-pound Moore was selected by the Rays in the eighth round of the 2007 amateur draft.

He pitched in 99 minor league games in the Tampa system from 2007-10, and made his major league debut Sept. 14 in a 6-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards; pitched 1.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits; did not factor in the decision.

Moore went 1-0, 2.89 for the season, working 9.1 innings. The win was in his first major league start Sept. 22 when he helped beat the Yankees 15-8; did not allow an earned run in 5.0 innings and had a career-high 11 strikeouts.

He also pitched 3.0 innings of relief against the Boston Red Sox Sept. 17, getting credit for a hold.

Moore has a career record of 7-6, 4.26 covering 114.0 innings.

  • 2012: Moore worked into the seventh inning in nine of his 22 of starts and has allowed two or fewer runs 13 times; had his best outing June 15 vs. Miami, allowing just one hit in seven innings in an 11-0 win; had a season-high 10 strikeouts May 28 vs. Chicago.
  • LAST START: Aug. 9 vs. Toronto, won 7-1; one earned run on two hits over 6.0 innings; struck out six, walked two; 99 pitches, 59 for strikes.,
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: July 22 at Tropicana Field, lost 2-1; two earned runs on five hits over 8.0 innings; struck out seven, walked none; 104 pitches, 72 for strikes.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 1-1, 2.08 ERA in two starts covering 13.0 innings; 14 strikeouts to one walk; 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings; 1.00 WHIP, one home run.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: Never pitched.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Dustin Ackley (0-for-3), Miguel Olivo (0-for-3), Casper Wells (1-for-6, .167 BA), Kyle Seager (1-for-5, .200 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Jesus Montero (5-for-6, .833 BA), Michael Saunders (2-for-4, .500 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. MOORE: 11-for-44, .250 BA, one home run, 14 strikeouts.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 67 47 .588 36-22 31-25 6-4 Lost 1
Athletics 61 53 .535 6.0 34-26 27-27 5-5 Lost 1
Angels 60 56 .517 8.0 31-25 29-31 3-7 Lost 3
Mariners 53 64 .453 15.5 25-30 28-34 3-7 Lost 1

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: Bob Wolcott, who made his MLB debut in a Mariners jersey in 1995, will throw out first pitch Saturday. Tuesday — Salute to Native Americans Night: Celebrate Native American communities, presented by Emerald Queen Casino. Discounted seating has been reserved and is available for purchase online. First 10,000 fans receive a Salute to Native America T-shirt. 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 Mariners 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 ticke in a special section, a  King Felix T-shirt and a K card. Tickets: Mariners.com/Felix. Peanut-controlled Area Night:  No peanuts will be allowed in a reserved area; sections 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 74-59 all-time vs. Rays, including 33-28 at Safeco Field. Mariners played a four-game series at Tropicana Field April 30-May 3 and were swept; played a three-game series at Tropicana Field July 20-22 and won two. 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: Seattle’s loss Monday snapped its seven-game home winning streak and also broke starter Blake Beavan’s four-game winning streak . . . Beavan allowed four runs on five hits in the third inning and just three hits in five other scoreless innings. Beavan allowed five consecutive hits during his 43-pitch third inning. Beavan is now 4-1, 4.02 since his recall from Tacoma July 17 . . . John Jaso has reached base safely in a career-high 10 consecutive games . . . Hard-throwing reliever Carter Capps made his Safeco Field debut in the seventh inning. He walked three and struck out one . . . Manager Eric Wedge said Monday there’s a good chance Mike Carp will have to go on the DL with an injured thigh. It would be Carp’s third trip to the DL . . . Michael Saunders went 0-for-4 Monday and is in a 2-for-37 slide . . . No. 1 draft pick Mike Zunino has been promoted from A Everett to AA Jackson. Zunino hit .373 with 10 doubles, 10 home runs and 35 RBIs in 29 games at Everett . . . Due to conflicts with Seahawks football coverage, five more Mariners games will be broadcast on KTTH 770-AM instead of 710 ESPN Seattle: 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: 12-23; 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 (461), 12th in hits (920), 12th in doubles (174), sixth in triples (21) and 13th in home runs (99) . . . Rank 14th in batting average (.231), 14th in on-base percentage (.293), 14th in slugging (.360) and 14th in OPS (.653) . . . batting 215-for-873 (.246) with runners in scoring position after going 1-for-5 Monday . . . Batting Average: John Jaso, .286; Hits: Kyle Seager, 104; 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), fifth in hits allowed (964), fourth in runs allowed (472), eighth in home runs allowed (126), fifth in walks (322) and fifth in strikeouts (860) . . . 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
53-64 25-30 28-34 14-21 38-45 35-45 18-19 35-28 16-36

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.231 .208 .249 461 99 .293 .360 .653 .246

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
53-64 3.82 1052.0 472 446 126 .245 .306 .395

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
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 (4-5)

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 L, 4-1 53-64 W: Cobb (7-8); L: Beavan (7-7)
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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