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July 30, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Tampa Bay Rays at Mariners: July 30, 2011 game thread

Safeco Field July 30.JPG
3:36 p.m.: Final: Mariners 3, Tampa Bay 2.
3:07 p.m.: Pineda’s day is done. He throws 110 pitches through 6 1/3 innings. He struck out a career-high 10 batters and walked off the field to a standing ovation. M’s still cling to a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh.

2:55 p.m.:
After Ackley doubles in the sixth, Mike Carp drives him in to give the Mariners back the lead. It’s 3-2 heading into the seventh.

2:44 p.m.: The no-hitter is over. Pineda gives up a two-out single in the sixth to Ben Zobrist, who drives in a run to tie the game. Pineda has thrown more than 90 pitches through six innings.
2:25 p.m.: Pineda adds two more strikeouts in the fifth. He has nine so far in this one.
2:18 p.m.: The Mariners’ offense hasn’t done much the past few innings, but Pineda continues to pitch well as the Seattle clings to a 2-1 lead.
The Rays only run came after Johnny Damon walked, stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Josh Bard and scored on a ground out from Ben Zobrist.
Only two Tampa Bay players have reached base through four innings.
1:54 p.m.: Pineda is a machine right now. He has struck out seven through three innings. Evan Longoria is the only Rays player to reach base. He walked in the second.
1:50 p.m.: Chone Figgins slapped a single and stole a base in the second. Could he do enough today to earn a trade out of town?
1:40 p.m.: Michael Pineda has struck out five through two innings.
1:29 p.m.: Dustin Ackley continues to provide at least one reason to come out to the ballpark. He provides an early jolt to the Mariners’ offense in this one with a first-inning, line-drive home run that shot over the sign honoring Dave Niehaus in center field. It’s 2-0 Mariners after one.
1:17 p.m.: Michael Pineda looks very good early. He struck out Desmond Jennings to open the game and Ben Zobrist to end frame, retiring the side in order in the first.
12:46 p.m.: Plenty of news coming out today with Doug Fister and David Pauley being traded to Detroit for three players and one more to be named later.
I’m working on that news story now, so I’m going to post this, but I won’t have many updates early in the game.
Here are the lineups:
Mariners (44-61)
51 Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF
26 Brendan Ryan SS
13 Dustin Ackley (L) DH
20 Mike Carp (L) LF
17 Justin Smoak (S) 1B
21 Franklin Gutierrez CF
3 Josh Bard (S) C
9 Chone Figgins (S) 3B
2 Jack Wilson 2B
36 Michael Pineda RHP
Rays (55-50)
8 Desmond Jennings LF
22 Johnny Damon (L) DH
18 Ben Zobrist (S) 2B
11 Casey Kotchman (L) 1B
3 Evan Longoria 3B
20 Matt Joyce (L) RF
2 B.J. Upton CF
38 Robinson Chirinos C
1 Sean Rodriguez SS
53 Alex Cobb RHP

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