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July 20, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Seattle gets blown off the field for 11th straight loss

The Mariners got flat-out jackhammered tonight, with the 11-6 final score actually flattering them enormously.
It was 11-2 in the eighth and could have been about 18-2 at that point if not for interference from a Toronto fan and three outstanding catches by Mike Carp (1) and Franklin Gutierrez (2).
Dustin Ackley hit a two-run homer in the ninth to make things look a bit closer on the scoreboard but it was all too late. Ackley drove in three runs the final three innings but helped give three away when failing to complete that double play in the fourth.
That’s now 11 losses in a row.


The team record, in case you were wondering, is 14 losses in a row set back in 1992.
This streak ties for the third worst in Seattle history. Three years ago, the M’s lost a dozen in a row and will equal that mark in less than 24 hours unless they do something against Toronto southpaw Ricky Romero.
About the best thing to come out of the last two games was 11 combined runs by the Mariners. That was what they’d scored in nine losses combined before this series.
But last night’s runs came early and stopped.
Then, the runs tonight came when it was too late.

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