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April 14, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Game thread: Mariners at Rangers

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  • Umpires: HP – Paul Schriber (43), 1B – Mark Carlson (6), 2B – Ted Barrett (65, CC) 3B – Will Little (93)
  • Mariners game notes: 04.14.14 Game Notes
  • Rangers game notes: 04.14.14 Notes vs SEA
  • Updated team and MLB stats: 04.14.14 Stats
  • TV: Root NW
  • Radio: ESPN 710

First inning

Colby Lewis works a 1-2-3 inning as Abraham Almonte and Brad Miller helped him out by taking hacks early in counts.

Also, Michael Saunders is now in right field for the Mariners. Not sure what happened with Logan Morrison. We are waiting for an update from the team.

Update: The Mariners announced that Morrison has a tight right hamstring and was pulled from the game.

Elias walked Shin Soo-Choo to start the game and then gave up a single to Elvis Andrus, who inexplicably uses “Happy” as his walk-up song. But Elias got Alex Rios to ground into a 5-4-3 double play and struck out Prince Fielder looking with a nasty curveball.

Mariners 0, Rangers 0

Second inning

After Corey Hart and Michael Saunders struck out, Kyle Seager worked a 10-pitch at-bat and hammered a fastball up the middle for a single. Justin Smoak followed with a hard single through the shift, snapping a 0-for-14 streak. But Dustin Ackley’s hard hit ball to right-center, hung up in the chilly wind here at Globe Life Park.

Elias works through the inning despite giving up a one-out single to Michael Choice. He got a little help from Seager, who made a great play on Leonys Martin on two-out bunt to end the inning.

Mariners 0, Rangers 0

Third inning

Mariners got a two-out single from Brad Miller, but Cano flew out to end the inning.

After giving up a lead-off hit to Josh “The Paperboy” Wilson, Elias erases the runner by getting Choo to ground into a 4-6-3 double play.

Mariners 0, Rangers 0

Fourth inning

Weird inning for the Mariners. Saunders picked up a one-out base hit. But he was thrown out stealing at second. But it might have been a hit and run and Seager swung through the pitch. Not sure, something we can ask.  Seager was then hit by a pitch, but Justin Smoak’s hard ground ball shot was gloved by a diving Josh Wilson to end the inning.

Elias works a 1-2-3 in inning.

Mariners 0, Rangers 0

Fifth inning

The Mariners have a run. After 21 straight inning without scoring, Mike Zunino hammered a solo homer to center field off of Lewis. The M’s lead 1-0.

Elias walked Michael Choice to start the inning, but got JP Arencibia to ground into double play. Elias then struck out Martin to end the inning.

Mariners 1, Rangers 0

Sixth inning

Robinson Cano singled to start the inning. He scored on Michael Saunders’ triple to the gap in left-center. Kyle Seager followed with a single up the middle to score Saunders. That was it for Colby Lewis, who was replaced by Pedro Figeuroa. The inning turned into a gong show from there. Justin Smoak reached on a fielder’s choice/error by Kevin Kouzmanoff. Dustin Ackley and Mike Zunino followed with back to back RBI singles. Abe Almonte singled over Kouzmanoff and then Brad Miller hit into an apparent fielder’s choice to the pitcher Figueroa, who fired to home to get Ackley. Arencibia bobbled the ball as he went to throw to first. McClendon challenged the play and it was overturned. Rangers manager Ron Washington was ejected and his tirade was pretty awesome. I’m not a lip reader but I know he was using a certain word as a noun, adjective and verb. Cano scored a run with a sac fly. In all, the Mariners scored six runs on six hits with three errors in the inning. Three of the runs were unearned.

Solid 1-2-3 inning from Elias after the long inning. He’s been good tonight.

Mariners 7, Rangers 0

Seventh inning

Elias couldn’t make it out of the seventh.  He gave up a flukey, one-out double to Prince Fielder on a bloop to left field that Dustin Ackley and Brad Miller collide a little on. Kevin Kouzmanoff follows with a single for the Rangers first run. Elias struck out Michael Choice and his night was done at 104 pitches (70 strikes).  But it’s a solid outing for him, going 6 2/3 innings, giving up one run on five hits with two walks.



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