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June 14, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Game thread, Mariners vs. Angels, June 14: Mariners lose, 4-0

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Jered Weaver gave up a leadoff double to Ichiro but stranded him there to complete a masterful five-hit shutout.
ANGELS NINTH: Jamey Wright has a smooth inning. Now Weaver is heading back out to try to finish the shutout. 4-0 Angels.
MARINERS EIGHTH: Weaver is at 115 pitches through eight. It will be interesting to see if Scioscia lets him try to complete the shutout. M’s haven’t had a hit since Figgins’ leadoff single in the sixth. 4-0 Angels.
ANGELS EIGHTH: They loaded the bases off Aaron Laffey but Peter Bourjos grounded out to end it. Ichiro made his second great running catch of the game, this one even better than the first, ending with a leap to grap a drive by Kendrick. 4-0 Angels.
MARINERS SEVENTH: Cust drew a two-out walk, but Olivo flied out. Weaver has blanked M’s on four hits through seven. 4-0 Angels.
ANGELS SIXTH: A really quick inning for Fister, who has made it through the sixth with 101 pitches — 42 of them in the first. Very reminiscent of his last game, when all four runs he gave up to Detroit were in the fifth inning. 4-0 Angels.
MARINERS FIFTH: Mike Carp drills a single to center with one out — he has two of the three hits off Weaver — but Halman promptly grounds into a double play. 4-0 Angels.
ANGELS FIFTH: Four straight scoreless innings for Fister. But he can’t erase that “4” in the first. Still, he deserves credit for settling down and getting through fifth after a 42-pitch first. 4-0 Angels.
ANGELS FOURTH: Fister gives up two hits to put runners on first and second with one out, but this time he works out of it on a nice running catch by Ichiro and a strikeout of Torii Hunter. 4-0 Angels.
MARINERS THIRD: The Mariners finally got a little something going against Weaver with a leadoff single by Carp and a two-out single by Ichiro to put runners on the corners. But Ryan, after working the count to 2-2 and fouling off a couple, struck out. 4-0 Angels.
ANGELS THIRD: Another smooth three-up, three-down inning for FIster, but the question is whether the Mariners can get anything going off Jered Weaver. 4-0 Angels.
MARINERS SECOND: Jack Cust sent Vernon Wells to the warning track in left before Wells hauled in his towering drive. Otherwise, another easy inning for Weaver. 4-0 Angels.
ANGELS SECOND: Fister gets back on track with 1-2-3, 11-pitch second inning. But the hole might be too big already. 4-0 Angels.
MARINERS FIRST: As difficult an inning as Fister had, Weaver’s was that easy — three up, three down, eight pitches. 4-0 Angels.
ANGELS FIRST: Just a miserable inning for Doug Fister and the Mariners as the Angels jump ahead 4-0. They had one error (by Ichiro), made a questionable cutoff, blew a rundown, blew a double play, and had a bad call by the umpire on an RBI hit by Peter Bourjos that was clearly foul. Doug Fister is already at 42 pitches after giving up five hits and a walk, and Jeff Gray was up. Oh, and Jered Weaver is now taking the mound with a 4-0 lead. Other than that, everything is great. 4-0 Angels.
Jered Weaver takes his 7-4 record and 2.24 ERA to the mound. Weaver leads the American League with a 2.25 road ERA.
Doug Fister, meanwhile, is a hard-luck 3-7 this season, with the latest loss coming despite pitching the second complete game of his career at Detroit. Fister has allowed just 17 runs over his last six starts but is1-3 over that period. Fister has received two or fewer runs of support in 10 of his 13 starts this sason. His run support average of 2.37 in lowest in the American League.

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