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April 18, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Game thread: Mariners at Marlins — April 18, 2014

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 First inning

The Mariners managed just a hit from Robinson Cano, but in the search for positives Abe Almonte had nine pitch at-bat and Corey Hart had a 13 pitch at-bat to drive Nathan Eovaldi’s pitch count up to 28 in the first inning.

Chris Young had his pitch count driven up to 25 and he also gave up two runs in the inning. Marcell Ozuna doubled to center and Giancarlo Stanton drove him home with a single. It was his 22nd RBI of the season. Young allowed Stanton to get to second on a wild pitch which would prove costly when Casey McGehee dumped a single into left to score Stanton.

Marlins 2, Mariners 0

Second inning

The Mariners tied the game as Michael Saunders singled and then Dustin Ackley singled to right. The ground ball bounced over the glove of Stanton, rolling all the way to the wall and allowing Saunders and Ackley race around the bases.

Chris Young was fighting his command. He surrendered another run as Eovaldi blooped a single to right and then later came around to score on a sac fly from Ozuna

Marlins 3, Mariners 2

Third inning

It’s now 4-2 as Jared Saltalamacchia blasted a solo home into the upper deck off of young.

Fourth inning

With runners on second and third and one out, Dustin Ackley struck out swinging — not a great AB. The Marlins then intentionally walked Zunino to get the pitchers spot. McClendon countered with a pinch hitter, but that pinch hitter Nick Franklin grounded out softly on a inside pitch to end the inning.

Young’s line: 3 innings pitched, 4 runs, 7 hits, 3 BBs and 1 wild pitch. He threw 73 pitches with 38 strikes.

Joe Beimel had an adventurous inning, giving up a double to Yelich. But another intentional walk of Stanton helped end the inning.

Marlins 4, Mariners 2

Fifth inning

Mariners get a run  back. Almonte led off with a deep triple to center and Miller scored him with a ground ball to first.

Beimel gives up a single to Saltalamacchia, but picks him off first.

Marlins 4, Mariners 3

Sixth inning

Saunders led off with a walk,  Seager singled hard up the middle, but Ackley grounded into a 4-6-3 double play. There was some debate on Twitter about bunting-not bunting. I’m not a huge believer in bunting. But you can think what you want and I won’t judge.

Marlins 4, Mariners 3

Seventh inning

A one-out double from Almonte and a timely booted ball by Derek Dietrich helped Corey Hart tie the game with a single.

Mariners 4, Marlins 4.

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