BY SPNW Staff 07:44AM 08/20/2012

#123: Streaking Mariners Face Reeling Indians

After the Mariners play three against the Cleveland Indians, they will embark upon a seven-game road trip to Chicago and Minnesota before returning to Safeco Field Aug. 31.

The Mariners traded Asdrubal Cabrera to Cleveland June 30, 2006 for Eduardo Perez, who played 43 games with Seattle and hit .195 before his release. Cabrera has since developed into an All-Star with the Indians. / Wiki Commons

GAME: Indians (54-67, 3rd, AL Central, – 11.5 GB) at Mariners (58-64, 4th, AL West, – 13.0 GB). GAME #: 123. SERIES: 1st of 3 games. MEETING: 6th (Indians lead 4-1). WHEN: Monday, 7:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (Cleveland, 9-12, 5.62) vs. RHP Kevin Millwood (Seattle, 4-10, 4.28). STREAKS: Mariners W 5; Indians L 5. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: ESPN 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

The Mariners have spent the majority of 2012 languishing in the AL West cellar, but with 12 victories in their last 13 Safeco Field games, including five in a row, they are now only 4.0 games behind the Los Angeles Angels for third place in the division race. The Mariners have surged largely at the expense of AL Central teams, against which the Mariners are 19-12.

The next AL Central club due into Seattle, Cleveland Monday for the first of three games, has been on a second-half skid, has lost five in a row and is 3-7 in its past 10 games.

Kevin Millwood, who rarely receives sufficient run support, will start for Seattle Monday night against Ubaldo Jimenez. Millwood is coming off a no-decision, Jimenez a game in which he got raked for eight earned runs. A closer look:

MARINERS: RHP Kevin Millwood (4-10, 4.28 ERA, 1.39 WHIP)

Kevin Millwood

In his 16th major league season and first with the Mariners, Millwood is making his 24th start and second against the Indians. Millwood took a no-decision in Seattle’s 9-8 loss to the Indians April 17, has won just once since May 23 (one win, six losses, six no-decisions), and is coming off a no-decision against Tampa Bay at Safeco Field Aug. 14.

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, 4.11 ERA.

  • LAST START: Aug. 14 at Safeco Field, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 3-2 win over Tampa Bay; two earned runs on eight hits over 7.0 innings; season-high eight strikeouts, one walk; 102 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. INDIANS: April 17 at Safeco Field, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 9-8 loss; six earned runs on nine hits in 4.0 innings; one strikeout, one walk, one home run.
  • CAREER VS. INDIANS: 4-2, 4.74 ERA in seven starts covering 43.2 innings; 36 strikeouts to nine walks; 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings; 1.32 WHIP; three home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 5-12, 4.72 ERA in 24 starts covering 139.1 innings; 86 strikeouts to 34 walks; 5.6 strikeouts per nine innings; 1.46 WHIP; 14 home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Shelley Duncan (1-for-6, .167 BA), Grady Sizemore (3-for-16, .188 BA), Shin-Soo Choo (4-for-17, .235 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Michael Brantley (4-for-7, .571 BA), Brent Lillibridge (3-for-5, .600 BA), Jason Donald (2-for-5, .235 BA).
  • CURRENT INDIANS VS. MILLWOOD: 33-for-121, .273 BA, five home runs 23 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.
  • Aug. 14 (ND, 4-10): At Safeco Field, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 3-2 win over Tampa Bay; two earned runs on eight hits over 7.0 innings; season-high eight strikeouts, one walk; 102 pitches, 64 for strikes.

INDIANS: RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (9-12, 5.62 ERA, 1.63 WHIP)

Ubaldo Jimenez

The 28-year-old Jimenez, in his seventh major league season and second with the Indians, will make his 25th start and second against the Mariners. Jimenez defeated Seattle 9-3 May 16 at Progressive Field, but has lost five of his past six decisions. He is coming off a 9-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels Aug. 14 at Anaheim.

A native of Nagua, Dominican Republic, Jimenez was signed by the Colorado Rockies as an amateur free agent in 2001.

After pitching in the Colorado system for five years, Jimenez made his major league debut Sept. 26, 2006 in an 11-4 Colorado loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jimenez worked one inning of relief, allowing two hits.

Jimenez split the 2007 season between the majors (15 starts) and minors, finally becoming a fixture in Colorado’s rotation in 2008 when he went 12-12 in 34 starts.

Jimenez won 15 games in 2009 and posted his best year in 2010 when he went 19-8 (2.88) and led the National League in winning percentage at .704. Jimenez made the American League All-Star team in 2010 and finished third in Cy Young voting.

On July 30, the Rockies traded Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later, Joseph Gardner (minors), Matt McBride (minors) and Alex White. The Indians sent Drew Pomeranz (Aug. 16, 2011) to the Rockies to complete the trade. After the deal, Jimenez went 4-4, 5.18 ERA for the Tribe in 11 starts.

Jimenez, the American League leader in walks (79), has a career record of 69-61, 4.00.

  • 2012: Jimenez has worked into the seventh inning just seven times in his 24 starts and has allowed three or fewer earned runs 10 times. He has walked four or more batters in a game 11 times, the reason he leads the American League in free passes. Jimenez has also surrendered 21 home runs.
  • LAST START: Aug. 14 at L.A. Angels, lost 9-6; season-high eight earned runs on eight hits in 4.0 innings; four strikeouts, only two walks, but surrendered two home runs.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: Mays 16 at Progressive Field, won 9-3; three earned runs on five hits in 6.0 innings; four strikeouts, two walks, allowed one home run.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 2-0, 4.20 ERA in two starts covering 15.0 innings; seven strikeouts to six walks; 4.2 strikeouts per nine innings; two home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: Never pitched.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Jesus Montero (0-for-3, .000 BA), Brendan Ryan (1-for-9, .111 BA), Chone Figgins (1-for-5, .200 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Dustin Ackley (3-for-3, 1.000 BA), Miguel Olivo (2-for-2, 1.000 BA), Michael Saunders (2-for-2, 1.000 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. JIMENEZ: 9-for-35, .257 BA, one home run, seven strikeouts.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 70 50 .583 36-22 34-28 5-5 Won 2
Athletics 65 55 .542 5.0 37-26 28-29 6-4 Won 4
Angels 62 60 .508 9.0 33-29 29-31 3-7 Lost 4
Mariners 58 64 .475 13.0 30-30 28-34 7-3 Won 5

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: Monday — BECU Family Night . . . Tuesday — To celebrate pitching perfection, the Mariners will turn Safeco Field into the “Supreme Court” as Felix Hernandez takes the mound against the Indians. Tuesday will mark Felix’s first start after completing the first perfect game in Mariners history Wednesday, beating the Tampa BayRays 1-0. The usual “King’s Court” section in left field for Felix’s home starts has been expanded to the “Supreme Court” for this game. The first 34,000 (in honor of his uniform number 34) fans entering the ballpark Tuesday will receive a special bright yellow “King of Perfection” T-shirt and the commemorative “K” card will include a classic photo from the perfect game on the back side. Special ticket prices will be featured Tuesday. View Level seats have been priced as low as $10 and Main Level seats as low as $30 . . . Mariners Trading Card Night . . . Salute to Japanese Baseball Night . . . Military Special Night . . . Wednesday — Grand Slam Family Package Day . . . Senior Special Day.
  • MARINERS VS. INDIANS: Mariners 159-205 all-time vs. the Twins, including 22-34 at Safeco Field. Mariners played a three-game series vs. Cleveland April 17-19, losing two of three, and were swept in a two-game series at Cleveland May 16-17. Mariners last swept a three-game series from Cleveland at Safeco Field April 22-24, 2003. Cleveland last swept Seattle at Safeco Field April 8-10, 2011.
  • LOG: Mariners have won 12 of their past 13 at Safeco Field after beating Minnesota 5-1 Sunday and are 14-5 in the facility since the All-Star break . . Mariners have three series sweeps since the All-Star break, most in the majors . . . Five-game winning streak is two shy of the season high of seven (July 26-Aug. 1) . . . In six starts since being recalled from AAA Tacoma July 17, Blake Beavan is 5-1, 3.74 . . . Mariners starters are 16-6, 2.62 with 21 quality starts in last 29 games . . . Michael Saunders’ two-run homer Sunday was his 11th long ball of the season, a career high . . . Eric Thames had his first three-hit game as a Mariner Sunday, and his first since April 27 when he played for the Blue Jays . . . Josh Kinney’s save Sunday was the first of his career . . . Dustin Ackley had two hits Sunday, running his hitting streak to five games . . . John Jaso has a .467 OBP since the All-Star break . . . Due to conflicts with Seahawks football coverage, four more Mariners games will be broadcast on KTTH 770-AM instead of 710 ESPN Seattle. The four games are Aug. 24 and Sept. 9, 16 and 30.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 17, Split 2, Lost 21 . . . Sweeps: 5; Swept: 4 . . . Longest Win Streak: 7 (July 26-Aug. 1); Longest Losing Streak: 7 (April 28-May 4) . . . Vs. AL East: 14-23; vs. AL Central: 19-12; 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: 6, 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); Aug. 14, vs. Tampa, Eric Thames ninth-inning single scored Figgins; Aug. 18 vs. Minnesota, John Jaso sacrifice fly in ninth inning . . . Walk-Off Losses: 8, April 30 at Tampa Bay, Elliott Johnson, RBI single in 12th off BrandonLeague; 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: 8; Times Shut out by Opponent: 11; Comeback Wins: 15; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 30; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 14th (AL) in runs (478), 12th in hits (965), 13th in doubles (182), sixth in triples (21) and 13th in home runs (103) . . . Rank 13th in batting average (.233), 14th in on-base percentage (.294), 14th in slugging (.362) and 14th in OPS (.657) . . . batting 224-for-909 (.246) with runners in scoring position after going 2-for-10 Sunday . . . Batting Average: John Jaso, .289; Hits: Kyle Seager, 108; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 67; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, 14; 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 (3.72), second in hits allowed (995), third in runs allowed (480), sixth in home runs allowed (128), third in walks (332) and sixth in strikeouts (898) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 54; Starts: Jason Vargas, 26; Wins: Vargas 13; ERA: Hernandez 2.60; Complete Games: Hernandez 4 . . . Shutouts: Hernandez 4; Saves: Wilhelmsen, 17.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Aug. 15: Felix Hernandez threw the 23rd perfect game in major league history, defeating Tampa Bay 1-0 at Safeco Field. Hernandez recorded 12 strikeouts in throwing the third no-hitter in franchise history . . . Mariners became the first team in MLB history to throw a perfect game and have one thrown against them.  It was also the first time two have been thrown in the same stadium in one season . . . Of the 22 previous perfect games, six were by 1-0 scores, the last by Roy Halladay May 29, 2010 at Florida. It was also the fourth 1-0 win for the Mariners this season . . .Hernandez became the second Latin American pitcher to do the deed (Nicaragua’s Dennis Martinez for Montreal July 28, 1991, against the Dodgers) . . . Hernandez became the second Latin American pitcher to do the deed (Nicaragua’s Dennis Martinez for Montreal July 28, 1991, against the Dodgers).

MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN

Rec. Home Road Day Night vs. RHP vs. LHP Hit HR No HR
58-64 30-30 28-34 16-21 41-45 38-45 20-19 38-28 18-36

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.233 .214 .249 478 103 .294 .362 .657 .246

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
58-64 3.72 1097.0 480 453 128 .243 .303 .390

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
8/20 Mon vs.
Cle
Kevin Millwood (4-10, 4.28) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (9-12, 5.62)
8/21 Tue vs. Cle Felix Hernandez (11-5, 2.60) vs. Roberto Hernandez (0-1, 7.50)
8/22 Wed vs. Cle Hisashi Iwakuma (3-3, 4.16) vs. Zach McAllister (5-4, 3.64)

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 (9-5)

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 W, 3-2 54-64 W: Pryor (2-0); L: Rodney (2-2)
119 8/15 vs. TB W, 1-0 55-64 W: Hernandez (11-5); L: Hellickson (7-8)
120 8/17 vs. Min W, 5-3 56-64 W: Iwakuma (4-3); L: Blackburn (4-9)
121 8/18 vs. Min W, 3-2 57-64 W: Wilhelmsen (4-2); L: Robertson (1-1)
122 8/19 vs. Min W, 5-1 58-64 W: Beavan (8-7); L: Deduno (4-1)
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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