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July 22, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Game thread, Mariners vs. Tigers, July 22

UPDATE 6:01 P.M.: There won’t be a no-hitter for Galarraga, as Langerhans grounded a one-out single into right field. Jack Hannahan walked with two outs, and Cedeno had a nice 10-pitch at-bat, but it ended with a fly to left. 1-0 Tigers,
UPDATE 5;38 P.M.: The Mariners really made Galarraga work in the fourth — six pitches (not eight). Jose Lopez’s line drive right at third bseman Ryan Raburn is the closest they’ve come to a hit — that, and a slow roller to third by Jack Hannahan in the third on which Miguel Cabrera made a swipe tag. That’s 41 pitches for Galarraga through four. 1-0 Tigers.
UPDATE 5:30 P.M.: Just what the Mariners need — Felix Hernandez appeared to twist an ankle as he slipped on the wet grass going after Marcus Thames broken-bat looper just over the pitcher’s head. Don Wakamatsu and the trainer went out to check on him, and he threw a few practice pitches but stayed in the game. Meanwhile, the Tigers pushed a cross a run on a bloop hit to right by Placido Polanco, who stole second with two outs and came home on Clete Thomas’s single up the middle. 1-0 Tigers.
UPDATE 5:17 P.M (MIDDLE OF THIRD).: Three innings, no hits for the Mariners off Armando Gallaraga..
UPDATE 5:05 P.M. (middle of second): FYI: Brandon Inge, the Tigers’ All-Star third baseman, is sitting out tonight’s game because of pain in both knees. The Mariners got a walk from Ryan Langerhans, but still no hits. 0-0.
UPDATE 4:57 (BOTTOM OF FIRST): Hernandez did a nice job of working out of a first and third, no out jam without giving up a run. After Ichiro dropped a pop foul that would have been the first out, he struck out Miguel Cabrera and Clete Thomas,walked Marcus Thames to load the bases, and then got Josh Anderson to fly out to shallow left (after just missing a double down the third-base line, barely foul).
Sorry, I got a little distracted and forgot to post the game thread.
The Mariners barely made Armando Galarraga work in the first inning — nine pitches to get three outs. And now the Tigers have runners on first and third with no outs against Felix Hernandez. Ichiro just dropped a foul popup after a long run — E9.

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