BY SPNW Staff 08:04AM 09/08/2012

#140: Pitching Duel Likely Saturday At Safeco

A 6-1 loser to the Oakland Friiday on a Felix night, the Mariners confront another hot Athletics pitcher in Brett Anderson, who is 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA in his past three.

Bob Melvin, who managed the Mariners in 2003-04 (six managers ago), has the Athletics to contention for a wild card spot. / Wiki Commons

GAME: Athletics (77-60, 2nd, AL West, – 4.5 GB) at Mariners (67-72, 4th, AL West, – 15.5 GB). GAME #: 140. SERIES: 2nd of 3 games. MEETING: 15th (series tied 7-7). WHEN: Saturday, 6:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: LHP Brett Anderson (Oakland, 3-0, 0.90) vs. RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (Seattle, 6-3, 3.14). STREAKS: Mariners L 1; Athletics W 1. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: ESPN 710-AM (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network

All evidence suggests that a pitcher’s duel is likely when the Mariners (67-72), a 6-1 loser to Oakland Friday, and the Athletics hook up for the second of their three-game series.

Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma is 5-1, 1.59 ERA in his past eight starts and has allowed just one earned run in his past four appearances. He is coming off 7.2 scoreless innings Sunday against the Angels, in which he outdueled Cy Young candidate Jered Weaver.

“That might have been the best stuff we’ve seen him have,” manager Eric Wedge said after Iwakuma’s 2-1 win. “He’s had some other real good games, but I think when you talk about that lineup and how aggressive he was and how he used all of his pitches, you just can’t say enough about the performance he gave us.”

Nor can the Athletics say enough about Brett Anderson, who will be making his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery. In his first three, Anderson is 3-0 with an 0.90 ERA. A closer look:

MARINERS: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (6-3, 3.14 ERA, 1.25 WHIP)

The 31-year-old Iwakuma, in his first major league season, makes his 12th start and first against the Athletics (he made a relief appearance June 27). Iwakuma, who started the season as a reliever and then stretched out to become a starter during a minor league assignment, has won his last four decisions and five of his last six and is coming off a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels Sept. 2 at Safeco Field.

A native of Tokyo, the 6-3, 190-pound Iwakuma signed with the Mariners as a free agent Jan. 5, following an 11-year career in his native country. Iwakuma pitched for Osaka Kintetsu from 2001-04, and for Rakuten from 2005-11. His record was 107-69, 3.25 ERA.

In 2004, Iwakuma started out 12-0 en route to a 15-2 record and 3.45 ERA. He had his only 20-win season in 2008 when he went 21-4, 1.87 ERA in 28 starts. Iwakuma won Japan’s equivalent of the Cy Young award.

In 2008, Iwakuma was named the Pacific League Most Valuable Player and also named an NPB All-Star.

Iwakuma played in the 2004 Olympics and in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, where he won a gold medal.

Iwakuma has pitched at least 5.0 innings in all nine of his starts and has worked at least 7.0 in two of his past three. He also has two saves, May 30 at Texas and June 2 at Chicago.

Iwakuma continues to allow plenty of baserunners, but is proving to be a master at getting out of jams. The Mariners have won five of the right-hander’s past seven starts. Iwakuma has allowed just one earned run in his last four outings.

  • LAST START: Sept. 2 at Safeco Field, defeated the Los Angeles Angels 2-1; scattered five hits over 7.0 innings; seven strikeouts, no walks; 101 pitches, 76 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. ATHLETICS: June 27 at Safeco Field, working in relief, took a 2-1 loss; one earned run on one hit (a home run) in 3.2 innings.
  • CAREER VS. ATHLETICS: 0-1, 2.45 ERA in one appearance covering 3.2 innings; 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 4-2, 2.12 in 14 games, including seven starts, covering 59.1 innings; 53 strikeouts to 23 walks; 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings; six home runs.
  • LOVES/HATES TO FACE: Oakland has had just 10 at-bats against Iwakuma and Yoenis Cespedes (home run) is the only Athletic with a hit.
  • CURRENT ATHLETICS VS. IWAKUMA: 1-for-10, .100 BA, one home run, three strikeouts.

Iwakuma / 2012

  • June 27 (L, 1-1): First loss in first career start; one earned run on one hit in a 2-1 setback to Oakland; no strikeouts or walks.
  • July 2 (ND, 1-1): Three earned runs on three hits in 5.0 innings in a 6-3 win over Baltimore; struck out four, walked three.
  • July 15 (L, 1-2): Four earned runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings; no strikeouts, three walks, one home run.
  • July 20 (ND, 1-2): At Tampa Bay, lost  4-3; two earned runs on six hits over 6.0 innings. fanned a career-high seven and walked three; one home run.
  • July 25 (ND, 1-2): At Safeco Field, no-decision in Seattle’s 5-2 loss to the New York Yankees; one earned run on six hits over 5.0 innings; struck out three, walked one, one home run.
  • July 30 (W, 2-2): Vs. Toronto at Safeco Field, won 4-1; one earned run on four hits in 8.0 innings; walked three and struck out 13, establishing a record for a Mariners rookie.
  • Aug. 5 (L, 2-3): At New York, lost 6-2; three earned runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings; four strikeouts, two walks, one home run; 101 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • Aug. 11 (W, 3-3): At Anaheim, won 7-4; three earned runs on six hits over 7.0 innings; four strikeouts to one walk; one home run; 86 pitches, 58 for strikes.
  • Aug. 17 (W, 4-3): At Safeco Field, defeated Minnesota 5-3; no earned runs in 7.0 innings; four hits, six strikeouts, one walk, 97 pitches, 65 for strikes.
  • Aug. 22 (ND, 4-3): At Safeco Field, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians; one earned run on six hits in 5.2 innings; five strikeouts to three walks; no home runs.
  • Aug. 28 (W, 5-3): At Minnesota, won 5-2; one unearned run and one hit in 6.0 innings; four strikeouts and four walks; 92 pitches, 49 for strikes.
  • Sept. 2 (W, 6-3): At Safeco Field, defeated the Los Angeles Angels 2-1; five hits over 7.0 innings; seven strikeouts, no walks; 101 pitches, 76 for strikes.

ATHLETICS: LHP Brett Anderson (3-0, 0.90 ERA, 0.70 WHIP)

Brett Anderson

The 24-year-old Anderson, in his fourth season in the major leagues, all with Oakland, makes his fourth start and first against the Mariners. Anderson has won all three of his decisions since his recall from AAA Sacramento Aug. 21 and is coming off a 6-2 win over he Boston Red Sox in Oakland Sept. 2.

A native of Midland, TX., the 6-4, 235-pound Anderson attended Stillwater High School in Stillwater, OK. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected him in the second round of the 2006 amateur draft. The D-Backs traded Anderson to Oakland Dec. 24, 2007 with a package of players for Dan Haren and Connor Robertson.

Anderson pitched Oakland’s minor league system until April 10, 2009, when he made his major league debut against the Mariners. Anderson absorbed a 5-4 loss at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum against a lineup that included only one current Mariner, Franklin Gutierrez.

Anderson enjoyed his best major league season in 2009, going 11-11 in 30 starts. He made 19 starts in 2010 and just 13 in 2011, going 3-6, 4.00. Anderson underwent Tommy John surgery halfway through 2011 and was sidelined until mid-2012.

  • 2012: After returning from surgery, Anderson made five starts for Sacramento, going 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA. He made his first start for Oakland Aug. 21, defeating Minnesota 4-1. In three starts covering 20.0 innings, Anderson has allowed just two earned runs with 15 strikeouts and three walks.
  • LAST START: Sept. 2 vs. Boston, won 6-2; one earned run on five hits over 6.0 innings; four strikeouts, one walk; 90 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: April 24, 2011, won 5-2; one earned run on five hits over 7.0 innings; six strikeouts to one walk; one hit batter; 106 pitches, 69 for strikes.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 6-3, 1.90 ERA in 12 starts covering 75.2 innings; 63 strikeouts to 16 walks; five home runs; 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 2-2, 1.15 ERA in six starts covering 39.0 innings; 38 strikeouts to eight walks; two home runs; 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Brendan Ryan (0-for-4, .000 BA), Miguel Olivo (0-for-2), Franklin Gutierrez (6-for-27, .222 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Justin Smoak (3-for-5, .600 BA), Michael Saunders (4-for-13, .308 BA), Chone Figgins (8-for-28, .286 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. ANDERSON: 21-for-79, .266 BA, one home run, 14 strikeouts.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 82 56 .594 43-25 39-31 6-4 Lost 1
Athletics 77 60 .562 4.5 42-30 35-30 7-3 Won 1
Angels 75 63 .543 7.0 37-29 38-34 9-1 Won 4
Mariners 67 72 .482 15.5 36-34 31-38 5-5 Lost 1

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. L.A. Angels, three vs. the Boston Red Sox , three vs. Oakland Athletics Friday-Sunday.
  • MARINERS VS. ATHLETICS: Mariners 224-299 all-time vs. the Athletics, including 65-56 at Safeco Field.  Mariners and Athletics last met at Safeco Field June 25-27 with the Mariners taking two of three. Mariners last won a three-game series from Oakland at Safeco Field Aug. 1-3, 2011. Oakland last took a three-game series from Seattle Aug. 4-6, 2006.
  • LOG: By losing to the Athletics Friday, his second loss of September, Felix Hernandez saw his ERA soar to 2.67, still second in the American League to Tampa Bay’s David Price (2.54). In 13.0 innings this month, Hernandez has allowed 20 hits and nine earned runs. Hernandez pitched 4.2 innings, his second-shortest start of the season (3.2 May 16 at Cleveland) . . . Michael Saunders returned to the lineup after missing 11 games with a groin strain . . . Luis Jimenez, a September callup making his first major league start after 13 seasons in the minors, got his first hit, a single, in the fourth inning . . . Erasmo Ramirez an Hector Noesi pitched in relief. Both will make starts before the season ends, according to manager Eric Wedge . . . Sunday’s Mariners-A’s game will be broadcast on 770 AM because ESPN 710 will be carrying the Seahawks game.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 20, Split 2, Lost 23 . . . Sweeps: 6; Swept: 5 . . . Longest Win Streak: 8 (Aug. 15-21); Longest Losing Streak: 7 (April 28-May 4) . . . vs. AL East: 16-24; vs. AL Central: 24-16; vs. AL West: 18-22; vs. LAA: 5-8; vs. Oak: 7-7; 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: 9, 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; Aug. 24, Paul Konerko double in ninth off Wilhelmsen . . . Times Opponent Shut out: 9; Times Shut out by Opponent: 12; Comeback Wins: 21; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 33; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 14th (AL) in runs (532), 14th in hits (1083), 14th in doubles (194), eighth in triples (23) and 11th in home runs (121) . . . Rank 14th in batting average (.232), 14th in on-base percentage (.294), 14th in slugging (.361) and 14th in OPS (.655) . . . Batting 248-for-1009 (.246) with runners in scoring position after going 1-for-4 Friday . . . Batting Average: John Jaso, .274; Hits: Kyle Seager, 124; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 76; Home Runs: Kyle Seager, 16; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 78 . . Batted around seven 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), Aug. 24 at Chicago (9th).
  • 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 (3): Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak, 3rd inning, May 20, at Colorado; Miguel Olivo, Dustin Ackley, 8th inning, July 2, vs. Baltimore; Franklin Gutierrez, Kyle Seager, 3rd inning, Sept. 4, vs. Boston.
  • PITCHING: Mariners third in ERA (3.72), third in hits allowed (1148), third in runs allowed (546), fourth in home runs allowed (142), fourth in walks (385) and eighth strikeouts (997) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 63; Starts: Jason Vargas, Felix Hernandez, 29; Wins: Vargas, 14; ERA: Hernandez 2.67; Complete Games: Hernandez 5 . . . Shutouts: Hernandez 5; Saves: Wilhelmsen, 24.
  • 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), Luis Jimenez (Sept. 5).
  • DISABLED LIST: George Sherrill (60-day, April 13, strained flexor bundle).
  • 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).

MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN

Rec. Home Road Day Night vs. RHP vs. LHP Hit HR No HR
67-72 36-34 31-38 20-23 46-51 45-51 22-21 44-33 21-39

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.232 .216 .246 532 121 .294 .361 .655 .246

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
67-72 3.72 1245.0 546 514 142 .246 .307 .391

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
9/8 Sat vs. Oak Hisashi Iwakuma (6-3, 3.14) vs. Brett Anderson (3-0, 0.90)
9/9 Sun vs. Oak Jason Vargas (14-9, 3.80) vs. Tommy Milone (11-10, 3.94)
9/11 Tue at Tor Blake Beavan (9-9, 5.01) vs. Brandon Morrow (8-5, 2.94)
9/12 Wed at Tor Kevin Millwood (5-12, 4.27) vs. Ricky Romero (8-13, 5.85)

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 (15-12)

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 W, 5-3 59-64 W: Furbush (5-2): L: Smith (7-4)
124 8/21 vs. Cle W, 5-1 60-64 W:  F. Hernandez (12-5); L: R. Hernandez (0-2)
125 8/22 vs. Cle W, 3-1 61-64 W: Pryor (3-0); L: Pestano (3-1)
126 8/24 at CWS L, 9-8 61-65 W: Reed (3-1); L: Wilhelmsen (4-3)
127 8/25 at CWS L, 5-3 61-66 W:  Jones (6-0); L: Beavan (8-8)
128 8/26 at CWS L, 4-3 61-67 W: Jones (7-0); L: Millwood (4-11)
129 8/27 at Min W, 1-0 62-67 W: Hernandez (13-5); L: Hendriks (0-7)
130 8/28 at Min W, 5-2 63-67 W: Iwakuma (5-3); L: Diamond (10-6)
131 8/29 at Min L, 10-0 63-68 W: Deduno (5-2); L: Vargas (13-9)
132 8/30 at Min W, 5-4 64-68 W: Beavan (9-8); L: Duensing (3-10)
133 8/31 vs. LAA L, 9-1 64-69 W: Haren (9-10); L: Millwood (4-12)

September (3-3)

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
134 9/1 vs. LAA L, 5-2 64-70 W: Santana (8-11); L: Hernandez (13-6)
135 9/2 vs. LAA W, 2-1 65-70 W: Iwakuma (6-3); L: Weaver (16-4)
136 9/3 vs. Bos W, 4-1 66-70 W: Vargas (14-9); L: Buchholz (11-5)
137 9/4 vs. Bos L, 4-3 66-71 W: Lester (9-11); L: Beavan (9-9)
138 9/5 vs. Bos W, 2-1 67-71 W: Millwood (5-12); L: Cook (3-9)
139 9/7 vs. Oak L, 6-1 67-72 W: Griffin (5-0); L: Hernandez (13-7)
140 9/8 vs. Oak
141 9/9 vs. Oak
142 9/11 at Tor
143 9/12 at Tor
144 9/13 at Tor
145 9/14 at Tex
146 9/15 at Tex
147 9/16 at Tex
148 9/17 vs. Bal
149 9/18 vs. Bal
150 9/19 vs. Bal
151 9/21 vs. Tex
152 9/22 vs. Tex
153 9/23 vs. Tex
154 9/25 at LAA
155 9/26 at LAA
156 9/27 at LAA
157 9/28 at Oak
158 9/29 at Oak
159 9/30 at Oak

October

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
160 10/1 vs. LAA
161 10/2 vs. LAA
162 10/3 vs. LAA

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