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August 7, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Game thread, Mariners vs. Blue Jays, Aug. 7: M’s win, 9-7

Danny Farquhar converted his third straight save to complete a nice comeback win for the Mariners, who were down 7-2 after three innings.

JAYS EIGHTH:Toronto leaves runners on second and third as Perez comes in to get Rasmus on broken-bat grounder to second. That’s six scoreless innings by four relievers after Harang’s horrible start. 9-7 Mariners

MARINERS SEVENTH: 42-year-old Darren Oliver worked out of a big jam after coming in with the bases loaded and one out. He got Brad Miller to ground into a force at the plate and struck out Nick Franklin. 9-7 Mariners

JAYS SEVENTH: With Medina pitching, DeRosa gets to third with two outs after sun-aided double, but Medina gets Reyes to ground out. 9-7 Mariners.

JAYS SIXTH: After the Jays loaded the bases against Maurer with one out, Furbush did a great job getting out of the jam. He struck out Lind and got Rasmus on a slow grounder to short. 9-7 Mariners

MARINERS FIFTH: M’s bat around, score six to take the lead. The big hits were a two-run double off the left-field wall by a RH-hitting Justin Smoak, and a two-run homer by Humberto Quintero. 9-7 Mariners

MARINERS FOURTH: They get one run back on a single by Saunders, who moves to second on wild pitch, third on Ackley single, and scores on a fielder’s choice by Quintero. 7-3 Jays.

MARINERS THIRD: After a promising start to the inning — Miller single, Franklin walk — the Mariners can’t get a run home. The runners moved up on a long fly by Morales but Morse grounded out to end the inning. 7-2 Jays

JAYS THIRD: Harang is gone — and maybe not for just this game. He was pulled after giving up massive homers to the first two hitters, Encarnacion (second deck in left) and Lind. He has now given up 14-plus runs in his last two outings, and you have to think his rotation spot is in danger. Brandon Mauer came in and got out of the inning without further damage. 7-2 Jays.

JAYS SECOND: Awful inning for Harang, who walked three batters to get himself into a mess of trouble. Lawrie had an RBI single, and Josh Thole — a late replacement at catcher when Arencibia was scratched because of knee soreness — doubled down the LF line to drive in two. A ground out brought in the fourth run of the inning, and Bonifacio’s bunt single plated the fifth. 5-2 Jays

MARINERS FIRST: Nick Franklin can relax a little bit. He broke an 0-for-27 stretch with a triple to right-center, scoring Brad  Miller, who had reached on an infield single. Kyle Seager’s grounder to first brought in Franklin, and the M’s are off to a quick 2-0 lead against JA Happ. It is Happ’s first start since the horrifying incident on May 7, when he was hit in the head by a Desmond Jennings’ line drive in Tampa Bay. He suffered a skull fracture and sprained knee.

Sorry, had some technical difficulties getting the game thread started. Harang retired the Jays in order in the top of the first, though not without a scare on a massive drive by Bautista off the facade of the second deck, but barely foul.



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