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May 3, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Game thread, Mariners 4 Blue Jays 0, May 3

BLUE JAYS NINTH — Tom Wilhelmsen takes over from Felix Hernandez who allowed five hits and struck out seven over eight innings to lower his ERA to 1.60. The Blue Jays got a two-out walk from Jose Bautista before the game ended on a strikeout in a brisk 2:17.

BLUE JAYS EIGHTH — Adam Lind led off with a double and Colby Rasmus singled him to third to give the Blue Jays five hits. But Maicer Izturis lines out to third and Rasmus is doubled off at first and the inning ends on a groundout.

BLUE JAYS SIXTH — Shortstop Brendan Ryan makes a spectacular play to get former Mariner Munenori Kawasaki at first then was charged witrh a throwing error on Brett Lawrie’s grounder. No harm. Felix Hernandez still has a two-hitter and a four-run lead.

MARINERS SIXTH — Mariners take a 4-0 lead. Jason Bay hit his third homer of the season against left-hander Aaron Loup wirh one out. Bay has a seven-game hitting streak. Loup took over from Romero after four innings. Smoak and Ackley add singles by a nice catch at the wall in right by Jose Bautista prevents further damage.

BLUE JAYS FOURTH — Melky Cabreraba started the inning with a bloop single to left but Jose Bautista hit into a double play and Edwin Encarnacion struck out looking

MARINERS FOURTH – The Mariners take a 3-0 lead. Kyle Seager hit his fourth homer of the season on the first pitch following a leadoff walk to Michael Saunders for a 2-0 lead. Each had one hit through the first four innings. It is the first major-league start of the season for Toronto left-hander Ricky Romero who started the season working on his pitching mechanics in Florida. He made one start at Class-A Dunedin last week before being called up to Toronto when Josh Johnson was put on the disabled list with triceps inflammation. After the homer, Romero hit Kendrys Morales with a pitch, struck out Michael Morse and loaded the bases by walking Jason Bay and Justin Smoak. Dustin Ackley scored a run with a single to right. Romero got a force at the plate after Jesus Montero’s comebacker hit him on the left arm. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons and a trainer visited Romero at the mound but he was able to continue and ended the inning on a popup by Brendan Ryan.

Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays May 3, 2013 – Rogers Centre (7:07 pm ET/4:07 pm PT)

Seattle Mariners (13-17)

Toronto Blue Jays (10-19)

No.

Player Pos.

No.

Player Pos.

55

Michael Saunders CF

13

Brett Lawrie 3B

15

Kyle Seager 3B

53

Melky Cabrera LF

8

Kendrys Morales DH

19

Jose Bautista RF

38

Michael Morse RF

10

Edwin Encarnacion 1B

12

Jason Bay LF

9

J.P. Arencibia C

17

Justin Smoak 1B

26

Adam Lind DH

13

Dustin Ackley 2B

28

Colby Rasmus CF

63

Jesus Montero C

3

Maicer Izturis 2B

26

Brendan Ryan SS

66

Munenori Kawasaki SS

Starting Pitcher

Starting Pitcher

34

Felix Hernandez RHP

24

Rickey Romero LHP

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