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June 24, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Chicago Cubs at Mariners: June 24, 2010 game thread

Final: Chicago Cubs 3, Seattle 2 in 13 innings.

4:30 p.m.:
Cubs take the lead on an RBI single from Marlon Byrd. It’s 3-2 in the 13th.
4:10 p.m.: Brandon League struck out the side in the 12th.
3:48 p.m.: Two walks to open the 10th and the the Mariners had the bases loaded with one out, but can’t score. Marmol gets back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning and send the game to the 11th.
3:32 p.m.: Aardsma walks the leadoff batter, but gets out of the 10th without giving up a run.
3:22 p.m.: The Mariners threaten in the ninth, but can’t score. David Aardsma comes in to pitch the 10th for Seattle.
3:04 p.m.: Felix Hernandez makes a great play falling down to end the inning. He’s tossed a full nine and we head to the bottom half of the inning tied at 2.
2:53 p.m.: Josh Wilson made a couple of nice plays in the eighth and Jack Wilson also made a great defensive play as the Cubs go down in order in the top half of the inning.

2:48 p.m.: Jack Wilson delivered in the seventh. He smacked a one-out, ground-rule double that one-hopped the Budweiser sign in left-center. That brought home Josh Wilson and tied the game at two heading into the eighth.

2:35 p.m.:
The Cubs go back on top, 2-1, after a one-out RBI single from Chad Tracy in the top of the seventh.
2:22 p.m.: Felix Hernandez has given up just three hits through six innings. He has seven strikeouts and sits at 91 pitches.
2:05 p.m.: Josh Wilson showed his inexperience at first base in the fifth. He made a nice diving stop, but with Hernandez covering first, his throw was high and wide and it resulted in an error.
Hernandez shook off the play and came back to retire the next three and get out of the inning. The game is still tied at 1.
1:57 p.m.: It looked like the Mariners might break out for a big inning in the bottom of the fourth after a leadoff single from Figgins, an RBI double from Sweeney and a single to right from Jose Lopez.
However, with one run in and runners on first and third with no outs, Lilly got the next three outs to end the inning. The game is tied at 1 heading into the fifth.
1:34 p.m.: It’s still 1-0 Cubs. Hernandez has given up one run on three hits through four innings. Ted Lilly has only allowed just one hit as he takes the mound for the bottom half of the inning.

1:11 p.m.:
Franklin Gutierrez hits a one-out single down the left-field line. Then he stole second, but was left stranded. It’s 1-0 Cubs heading into the third.
1:01 p.m.: The Cubs strike first. After back-to-back singles to open the second, Xavier Nady hit a shot up the middle that went off Hernandez’s glove to Chone Figgins. Figgins flipped the ball to Jack Wilson at second for the first out. Wilson then tried to get Nady at first. It was a close play, but he was ruled safe.
Chicago then scored on a sacrifice fly from Mike Fontenot. It’s 1-0 Cubs.
12:51 p.m.: Both pitchers are off to a strong start as Lilly retires the Mariners in order to close the first.
12:45 p.m.: Cubs go down 1-2-3 in the first. Hernandez struck out Kosuke Fukudome to open the game.
12:35 p.m.: We’re just a few minutes away from the first pitch here at Safeco. After being in San Diego for 10 days it feels a bit chilly here at the ballpark, but the roof is open and, after the spring we’ve had, it’s almost pleasant.
The Mariners are going for their seventh straight win today with Felix Hernandez (5-5, 3.39 ERA) going against Ted Lilly (2-6, 3.42).
As I mentioned in the earlier blog post, Josh Wilson is getting his first start at first base.

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