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July 8, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Mariners end pre-All-Star Break schedule in typical fashion: losing without scoring

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Both the Mariners and Oakland Athletics lived up to their billing today, with neither team able to score much or execute when they needed to offensively. In the end, though, there’s a reason the A’s finished the break eight games up on the last-place Mariners.
Oakland found a way to finally score and the Mariners did not. So, Seattle takes a 2-1 loss in 13 innings and heads to the break 15 games under .500.
Josh Reddick doubled to the left-center gap off Oliver Perez in the bottom of the 13th to score Jemile Weeks from first base. Weeks had opened the inning with a single.


This team has several things to figure out in coming days and I’m not sure how much was mitigated by Dustin Ackley’s two singles today or that double by Justin Smoak.
The game dragged on so long that a swarm of hundreds of seagulls descended on the ballpark and spent the final few innings swirling around the playing field. Must be close to their dinner hour and I’m sure that if they’re creatures of habit, they aren’t used to seeing 1 p.m. games drag on past 5 p.m.
Anyhow, outfielders from both teams had trouble judging flyballs between the birds and the late-afternoon sun. Michael Saunders wound up with a double on what ahould have been a flyout.
Not that it helped anyone score any quicker.
Truthfully, this game was an awful offensive display. The pitching was good, yes. But not THAT good. It had plenty of help from two teams that can’t score.

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