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May 30, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Game thread: Tigers vs. Mariners — May 30, 2014

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  • Umpires: HP Mike DiMuro (16), 1B Mike Estabrook (83), 2B Hunter Wendelstedt (21), 3B Jerry Layne (24)
  • Mariners’ official game notes05.30.14 Game Notes
  • Tigers’ official game notesTigers_Notes_5_30_14
  • Daily MLB statpack05.30.14-Stats
  • TV: Root NW
  • Radio: ESPN 710/Mariners radio network
  • MLB Gamecast: HERE


  • 1989 – Randy Johnson made his Mariners debut at Yankee Stadium by holding the Bronx Bombers to just two runs on six hits while striking out six in six innings.  Griffey Jr. hit a pair of home runs to lead the offensive attack as the Mariners hung on to win, 3-2.
  • 1992 – Rookie Dave Fleming tossed his first Major League complete game in a 5-hit shutout victory over the Red Sox.  Fleming finished the month of May 5-0, with an ERA of 1.87.
  • 2001 – Mark McLemore ties a team record and sets a career-high with 4 stolen bases.
  • 2003 – Joel Pineiro strikes out a career-high 12 in a 6-0, complete game win at the Metrodome.
  • 2004 – Mike Cameron hits his first career pinch-hit home run.
  • 2012 – The Mariners tied a club road record with 21 runs scored in a 21-8 route of the Rangers in Arlington to win the series 2-1. Justin Smoak hit a pair of 3-run home runs and recorded a carer-high 6 RBI. Kyle Seager went 4-for-6 with 2 doubles and 4 runs scored in the win and Jesus Montero fell a triple short of the cycle (3×4, 4 R, HR, 2B). The Mariners totaled 11 extra base hits in the win.


First inning

Kuma gave up two-out singles to Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, but came  back end the inning with some help from Brad Miller and Justin Smoak. Miller made a nice play on Austin Jackson’s slow roller, hustling to the ball and firing on the run to first. Smoak did a nice job of grabbing the tailing throw while keeping his foot on the base.

James Jones had a one-out single off of Verlander and stole second. But the inning ended when Smoak lined hard to right field.

Mariners 0, Tigers 0

Second inning

Kuma gives up a one-out double to Nick Castellanos. But Zunino makes a nice play, blocking a ball in the dirt and firing to third to get to Castellanos trying to advance on the play.

M’s get a lead-off double from Seager. Zunino moved him to third with a swinging bunt. But Seager got a late break and a bad read on Ackley’s ground ball to short and was thrown out at home.

Mariners 0, Tigers 0

Third inning

The Tigers have a lead and the echo of Miguel Cabrera’s two-out, two-run homer to left-center is just finally subsiding in my ears. Cabrera hit a rocket into the Mariners bullpen off an elevated 90 mph fastball on the inner half. It’s amazing how fast he get his hands through the ball.

M’s 1-2-3

Tigers 2, Mariners 0

Fourth inning

Kuma issues a one-out walk, but gets out of the inning.

The Mariners tie the game. Justin Smoak drew a one-out walk and Kyle Seager crushed a homer into the right field stands. Zunino took a fastball off the forearm from Verlander. He’s pretty tough. Didn’t even rub it as he went to first.

Mariners 2, Tigers 2

Fifth inning

So Iwakuma gave up a one-out single to Kinsler. Thanks to a replay reversal, Torii Hunter was out at first on a ground ball. With Kinsler on second and first base open, McClendon chose to walk Cabrera. Martinez made that move hurt when he jumped all over a hanging slider from Iwakuma and lined a homer into right field. It was the 10th pitch of the at-bat and it hurt.

Endy Chavez had a two out double.  But Kinsler made a nice stop on a hard hit ball by Jones to end the inning

Tigers 5, Mariners 2

Sixth inning

Romine had a two-out single, but Zunino gunned him down on a stolen base attempt.

 Seventh inning

Kuma was done after six innings and 98 pitches. Charlie Furbush gave up a deep homer to Rajai Davis on the first pitch of the inning. Davis hit it onto the second level patio of Edgar’s Cantina. Mmmmmm Tequila

Tigers 6, Mariners 2

Gotta start writing for the paper. Postgame blog will be up later



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