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June 6, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Game thread: Mariners at Rays — June 6, 2014

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  • Umpires: HP Tim Thompson (95), 1B Tim Welke (3 CC), 2B Todd Tichenor (13), 3B Clint Fagan (82)
  • Mariners’ official game notes06.06.14 Game Notes
  • Rays’ official game notes6-6-14_Rays pregame notes
  • Daily MLB statpack06.06.14 Stats
  • TV: Root NW
  • Radio: ESPN 710/Mariners radio network
  • MLB Gamecast: HERE


  • 1979 – Willie Horton becomes the 43rd player to reach 300 HRs when he homers off Detroit’s Jack Morris at the Kingdome.
  • 1988 – Mariners first base coach Jim Snyder replaced Dick Williams as interim manager of the ball club.  Snyder had a record of 45-60 through the rest of the 1988 season.  The Mariners beat the Milwaukee Brewers in Snyder’s managerial debut, as Scott Bankhead pitched 6+ innings of 4-hit ball, while Mike Moore recorded his first career save.
  • 1989 – After missing 15 games with a strained left calf muscle, Alvin Davis returns from the DL facing the KC Royals.  In his first at-bat back, he launches a 1-2 pitch from ex-Mariner Stan Clarke into the right field bleachers for a 3-run HR. Seattle wins the game, 5-3.
  • 1993 – Chris Bosio, Norm Charlton, Bill Haselman and Mackey Sasser are ejected after a 20-minute brawl in Baltimore. Lou Piniella is ejected following the fight for arguing about Baltimore ejections. Bill Haselman had homered in the 5th off Mike Mussina and was hit-by-pitch his next at bat in the 7th and the brawl was on.
  • 2011 – The Mariners took LHP Danny Hultzen with the No. 2 overall selection in the 2011 June Amateur Draft out of the University of Virginia. Hultzen is a Golden Spikes Award finalist.
  • 2011 – The Mariners dropped a 3-1 decision on the road at Chicago (AL). David Pauley has his string of 18.0 consecutive scoreless innings snapped, tied for the 6th-longest streak by a reliever in club history. Greg Halman went 3-for-3, marking first time since 2005 (Mike Morse) that a rookie has recorded back-to-back 3-hit games.
  • 2012 – The Mariners earned their first series win at Angel Stadium since May 29-31, 2009 with a 8-6 come-from-behind win over the Angels. All 8 of the Mariners runs were scored with 2 outs. Kyle Seager went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI, and Michael Saunders went 3-for-5 to lead the offense. Ichiro broke out of an 0-for-20 streak (2nd-longest hitless streak of his career) with 2 hits, including   his fourth home run of the season.
  • 2013 – The Mariners selected 3B DJ Peterson out of the University of New Mexico with the 12th overall selection in the 2013 June Amateur Draft.

We are running late … that’s my fault

First inning

1-2-3 inning for Bedard – he’s got about four left.

1-2-3 inning for Young.

Second inning

1-2-3 for Bedard

Young finds all kinds of trouble in the second. Gives up a lead-off double to Loney and then later issues two-out walks to Escobar and Kiermaeier. But he gets out of the jam by getting Jose Molina to pop up to end the inning.

Mariners 0, Rays 0

Third inning

M’s got something going. Romero singled and Gillespie doubled, but Bedard struck out Miller, Jones and Saunders in a row to end the inning.

Young gave up a two-out double to Longoria, fell behind Loney and intentionally walked him. He then walked Jennings to load the bases. But he got Joyce to ground out to first base to end the inning.

Mariners 0, Rays 0

Fourth inning

Cano flies out to deep left-center. It’s caught in front of the wall at 370. Buck struck out and Seager lined out.

The Rays get their first run of the game. Kiermaier hustled out a double on a ball in front of Jones in center. He moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sac fly from Jose Molina.

Rays 1, Mariners 0

Fifth inning

Mariners had a chance to tie the game. They had runners on first and second with no outs. But Miller popped up and Jones grounded out.

The Rays tacked on two more. Longoria and Loney led off with singles and came around to score. Desmond Jennings drove in a run with a safety squeeze bunt. Escboar drove in another run with a single.

Rays 3, Mariners 0

Sixth inning

Cano gets a one-out hit, but that’s it. Bedard strikes out two more. He’ll likely be done. He tossed six shutout innings, striking out eight and walking one.

Beimel replaces Young and runs into some trouble. But with bases loaded and two outs, he got pinch hitter Sean Rodriguez to fly out to end the inning.

Rays 3, Mariners 0

Seventh inning

Reliever Jake McGee struck out the side.

Rays pick up another run as Escobar led off with a single against Wihelmsen and later came around to score on a wild pitch.

Rays 4, Mariners 0



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