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August 24, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Game thread, Mariners vs. Indians, Aug. 24: Mariners win, 9-2

The Mariners take three out of four from Cleveland, following yesterday’s 17-hit, 12-run game in the nightcap of the doubleheader with a 16-hit, 9-2 victory. They are on an offensive roll the likes of which we haven’t seen before this season.
MARINERS NINTH: With a Dustin Ackley single — his third hit of the game — they have 16, after getting 17 yesterday. 9-2 Mariners.
INDIANS EIGHTH: Jamey Wright strikes out the side, around two singles. M’s pitchers have fanned 15– 10 by Felix, five by Wright. 9-2 Mariners
MARINERS EIGHTH: Kyle Seager lines a single to right, his fourth hit, to raise his average to .313. He’s on an unreal hot streak. Wily Mo Pena reached base for the fifth time today, getting hit by a pitch. But the M’s couldn’t score. 9-2 Mariners.
MARINERS SEVENTH: The Mariners are an offensive juggernaut! They added three more runs, the big hit a two-RBI triple by Brendan Ryan. Wily Mo Pena added a single and is a triple away from the cycle. He has five career triples — the last one in 2007. Jamey Wright coming in to pitch. 9-2 Mariners.
INDIANS SIXTH: Hernandez worked out a first-and-third jam by striking out Carrera, his 10th K. He’s at 106 pitches. Brendan Ryan’s throwing error was the Mariners’ third E of the game. 6-2 Mariners.
MARINRS SIXTH: The M’s squandered a chance to add on some runs after getting the first two batters on base. Ackley and Carp struck out looking, and Wells popped up. 6-2 Mariners.
INDIANS FIFTH: Hernandez pitches out a jam after Casper Wells dropped Cord Phelps’ shallow fly for a two-base error. He retired the next three batters — grounder to first, strikeout, grounder to first. 6-2 Mariners.
MARINERS FIFTH: The ridiculously hot Kyle Seager doubled in a run, followed by a two-run double by Wily Mo Pena, who has driven in four today. But the big hit of the inning was a two-out, two-strike single by Olivo that drove in Ryan from third. All told, four runs in, and a 6-2 lead for Hernandez.
INDIANS FOURTH: Indians tie it on Jack Hannahan’s RBI single. Felix has fanned seven through four. 2-2.
MARINERS FOURTH: The M’s take a 2-1 lead on a homer to dead center by Wily Mo Pena. That followed the second double of the game by Kyle Seager, whose average is up to .295. Felix was looked over on the bench by trainer Rob Nodine and pitching coach Carl Willis, but he’s back out for the bottom of the fourth. 2-1 Mariners.
NDIANS THIRD: The M’s got a scare when Hernandez was shaken up making a full-out dive to field Carrera’s bunt. The trainer came out, and he took a few warmup pitches, and stayed in. Carrera was safe on the play and came around to score on Shelly Duncan’s two-out single up the middle, off Ackley’s glove. 1-0 Indians.
MARINERS THIRD: They get a couple of two-out singles by Ackley and Carp, but Wells popped out. On the bright side, no one struck out. 0-0.
INDIANS SECOND: Felix strikes out the side. Apparently, the hitters are still a little drowsy. Hernandez and Tomlin have combined for nine strikeouts through two innings. 0-0.
MARINERS SECOND: Torrid Kyle Seager got a two-out double, followed by a rare occurence — Wily Mo Pena’s first walk this year in 68 plate appearances between Arizona and Seattle. But Trayvon Robinson struck out to end the inning. Tomlin has fanned five already. 0-0.
INDIANS FIRST: Felix worked out of a bases-loaded jam by striking out Lonnie Chisenhall. He had walked two and given up a hit. Trayvon Robinson, playing center for the first time in the majors, let Duncan’s single get by him for an error. Shin Soo-Choo was scratched from the Indians lineup with a side injury. That’s a break for the Mariners — Choo homered in both games yesterday, including a walk-off. 0-0.
MARINERS FIRST: A promising start for the Mariners with a single by Ichiro. A not-so-promising finish, with three straight strikeouts against Tomlin. 0-0.
Felix Hernandez goes for his 12th win, facing Josh Tomlin. Stat of the day: Trayvon Robinson’s eight doubles are second most in the American League in August, behind only Jeff Franceur (10), and tied with Alex Gordon, Scott Sizemore and Ben Zobrist. Robinson has played just 15 games, fewer than any of them.

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