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June 7, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Game thread: Mariners at Rays — June 7, 2014



  • Umpires: HP Tim Welke (3), 1B Todd Tichenor (13), 2B Clint Fagan (82), 3B Tim Timmons (95)
  • Mariners’ official game notes06.07.14 Game Notes
  • Rays’ official game notes6-7-14_PREGAME_NOTES
  • Daily MLB statpack06.07.14 Stats
  • TV: Root NW
  • Radio: ESPN 710/Mariners radio network
  • MLB Gamecast: HERE


  • 1981 – The Mariners outlasted the Cleveland Indians, 5-4 in 11 innings at home, as Julio Cruz tied the Major League fielding record for most chances accepted by a second baseman in a nine-inning game (18).  He received one more chance in extra innings, leaving him just one shy of the all-time mark.
  • 1985 – Rookie right-hander Bill Swift made his Major League debut just two days after being called up from AA-Chattanooga.  Swift pitched five innings of 1-hit relief to pick up his first career win as the Mariners held on to defeat the Cleveland Indians, 6-4, at Cleveland Stadium.
  • 1990 – In his first start after his no-hitter, Randy Johnson allows a solo home run to Ivan Calderon and then retires the final 20 batters in a 2-1 win at Chicago. Johnson strikes out 10 while allowing just one walk in the complete game win.
  • 1995 – Trailing 2-0 after seven innings and having just two singles in the game the Mariners erupt for a nine run eighth inning at Baltimore. Edgar Martinez second career grand slam highlighted the 10-2 victory.
  • 1996 – Russ Davis breaks his leg chasing a foul pop at Kansas City. He is out for the season.
  • 2010 – Cliff Lee becomes  the third pitcher in club history to throw a complete game at Rangers Ballpark.  He joins the company of John Halama (7/4/99), and Randy Johnson (7/5/98) as the only Mariners to go the distance.

First inning 

Mariners get a lead-off double from Endy Chavez but do little with it. James Jones couldn’t move him to third with a bunt and struck out. Cano was hit by a pitch while Seager flew out and Zunino grounded out to end the inning.

1-2-3 inning for Elias.

Mariners 0, Rays 0

Second inning

M’s take a 1-0 lead as Cole Gillespie hammers a pitch over the wall in CF for his first homer of the season.

The Rays answer as James Loney blasts a solo homer to right. Elias then walks Escobar and gives up a single to Logan Forsythe. Ali Solis safety squeeze bunted Escobar home.

Rays 2, Mariners 1

Third inning

M’s get runners on first and second with no outs and fail to capitalize. Cano struck out swinging, Seager flew out and Zunino grounded into a fielder’s choice.

1-2-3 inning for Elias.

Rays 2,Mariners 1

Fourth inning

The Mariners scrap together a few runs. Dustin Ackley led off the inning with a single up the middle. Brad Miller reache with a one out single off of Cobb’s glove. With runners on first and third,  Bloomquist gritted out a single over the glove of a leaping Escobar at short to score Ackley. Miller then scored from third on Endy Chavez’s sac fly to center. M’s lead 3-2

Elias gives up a two-out double, but gets out of it.

Mariners 3, Rays 2

Fifth inning

The M’s break it open. A single from Cano, a walk to Seager and a single from Zunino load the bases. Ackley unloads them with a missile to center for a bases-clearing double. They add another run on Willie B’s double to left. 7-2.

Elias came back with a 1-2-3 inning.

Mariners 7, Rays 2

Sixth inning

Remember the kid in high school, who had a cheap stereo system in his car and drove around playing it really loud. That kind of sound describes the PA System here at Tropicana Field.

M’s go down 1-2-3

Elias works another 1-2-3 inning.

Mariners 7, Rays 2

Seventh inning

1-2-3 for the M’s

Elias gives up a two-out walk, but comes back to get Ali Solis to fly out to right.

Mariners 7, Rays 2

Eighth inning

Elias’ bid for a second straight complete game comes to an end. He gave up a one-out double to Desmond Jennings and then a two-out homer to Evan Longoria. it’s now 7-4



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