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July 22, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Unlucky Friday loss No. 13 for Mariners on night the bats again don’t show up in time

The Mariners couldn’t get the comeback done again tonight, the problem being they waited until they were 7-1 down in the eighth before Mike Carp hit a three-run homer off some bullpen dude the crowd here clearly doesn’t like.
But when it mattered, the M’s managed just one run in seven innings off John Lackey. No, not the guy from 2007. The guy who came in with a 6.70 ERA.
So, that’s a 7-4 loss and 13 in a row now for the Mariners. All alone for the second-worst streak in team history. Only a Blake Beavan start tomorrow standing in the way of tying the 1992 squad for M’s futility.


Felix Hernandez took his first career loss here in six starts at Fenway Park. It was deserved. He allowed baserunners in all but one inning, used four double plays to get out of jams, then couldn’t hold things in a five-run Boston seventh.
Good times.
Best news of the night: the four runs scored will again help the M’s avoid replicating the 513 of last year.
Bad news? Looking more and more like another 100-loss season is fast oncoming.

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