Kevin Millwood just got through the seventh inning with one earned run allowed so far, but still trails 3-0. The Mariners have struck out 10 times today, nine of those coming against onetime first round M’s pick Brandon Morrow.
Morrow left after six innings. Miguel Olivo got a single off Jason Frasor in the seventh — extending his hitting streak to six games — but the M’s could advance him no further.
2:36 p.m.: Well, that was a bit disappointing. Michael Saunders with the two-out double and then Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson dropping a popup — after shoving his first baseman out of the way — gave the Mariners runners at the corners with one out.
But Brendan Ryan struck out for the second time today and Chone Figgins grounded out to end the threat. Still 3-0 for Toronto midway through five.
A scoring change on Toronto’s three-run third inning, with Kyle Seager getting a fielder’s choice E5, meaning only one of the runs was earned and two unearned against Kevin Millwood.
2:13 p.m.: Toronto scored three times in the third inning to take a 3-0 lead, with one of the runs being unearned after a Kyle Seager error at third base.
Kevin Millwood gave up the inning’s first out, then yielded singles to Yunel Escobar and Kelly Johnson. Jose Bautista then ripped a ball that hopped off Seager’s glove for an error that brought the game’s first run home. An ensuing ground-ruled double to left field by Adam Lind scored another run and sent the lead runner to third.
Edwin Encarnacion brought that runner home on a sacrifice fly.
1:06 p.m.: Kevin Millwood takes the mound today, looking to end a mini-streak of shaky performances as his team goes for its fifth consecutive win to begin this road trip. Fun part about the winning streak is, one more victory and the Mariners are guaranteed at least a .500 record on this 10-game sojurn.
Who would have believed that possible just four days ago in Detroit?
Millwood’s mound opponent is some guy named Brandon Morrow.
LF Chone Figgins
2B Dustin Ackley
1B Justin Smoak
3B Kyle Seager
DH Jesus Montero
CF Michael Saunders
C Miguel Olivo
SS Brendan Ryan
RHP Kevin Millwood
SS Yunel Escobar
2B Kelly Johnson
RF Jose Bautista
1B Adam Lind
DH Edwin Encarnacion
LF Eric Thames
3B Brett Lawrie
CF Colby Rasmus
C J.P. Arencibia
RHP Brandon Morrow