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May 28, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Mariners hope veteran Kevin Millwood can help end losing streak

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Kevin Millwood ran into pitch count trouble and had to leave after five innings. Steve Delabar came on to work the sixth and got in trouble right away, yielding a walk and a single. He made a mistake on an 0-2 pitch to Nelson Cruz and barely got away with it before rallying for a strikeout.
Delabar then made a mistake to Mike Napoli and saw it belted 401 feet off the upper deck facing in right. The opposite field blast makes it 4-1 for the Rangers.
Delabar has now allowed seven home runs in 24 1/3 innings of work. Blake Beavan leads the team with eight homers allowed, but over a span of 49 1/3 innings.


5:55 p.m.: We’re in the bottom of the third inning, tied 1-1. Nelson Cruz did what he does best against Seattle in the second inning, taking Kevin Millwood over the right field wall for a solo home run.
Millwood walked two batters after that, then served up a deep fly ball to right center by Ian Kinsler that was haued in. Millwood has to avoid the free passes tonight. He’s had some deep swings off him already and those can turn lethal with men on base.
5:16 p.m.: We’ve seen some great things out of Kevin Millwood thus far this season, including against the Texas Rangers. Millwood held the Rangers scoreless for six innings last week in Seattle and limited them to a run over six frames in his season debut right here back on April 11.
The Mariners need some more of that tonight as they try to figure out Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison.
Seattle has a 1-0 lead after a half inning of play as Chone Figgins snapped an 0-for-24 slump with his first hit since April 29, a one-out double to the left field corner. Ichiro then hit a comebacker to the mound and Figgins was hung up between second and third. But Figgins kept the rundown going long enough for Ichiro to take second base. Jesus Montero then cashed him in with a single to right field.

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