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June 18, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Game thread: Mariners at Padres — June 18, 2014

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  • 1992 – The Mariners win their third consecutive game in their final at-bat; it’s the first time in franchise history.
  • 1995 – For one of the very few times in his managerial career, Lou Piniella rolls the dice with a squeeze play. In the bottom of the 9th Chad Kreuter bunted the ball and Rich Amaral made an acrobatic slide to avoid the tag in a 2-1 win vs. the Twins.
  • 2000 – Alex Rodriguez goes 4-for-5 with 4 runs scored, 2 RBI and a HR; John Olerud goes 4-for-5 with 4 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 HR, & 1 2B; Edgar Martinez goes 1-for-1 with 4 BB, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI, &1 HR.
  • 2002 – The Mariners face former teammate Ken Griffey Jr. for the first time since Griffey was traded to Cincinnati in Feb. of 2000.  The Mariners win the game 8-1 in their first-ever meeting against the Reds.
  • 2010 – Ichiro went 0-4 against Cincinnati, ending his 20-game interleague hitting streak.  He batted .422 in the 90 at bats during the streak.
  • 2012 – Arizona’s Aaron Hill went 4-for-4 and hit for the cycle in the Diamondbacks 7-1 win over the Mariners. Hill became the 5th player to hit for the cycle against the Mariners, and first since Miguel Tejada on Sept. 29, 2001. Prior to Tejada, Dwight Evans was the last Mariners opponent to hit for the cycle on June 28, 1984



The Padres played a touching video montage of Tony Gwynn highlights to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Then there was a 19 second moment of silence at the park with Padres players standing around the No. 19 in right field.

First inning

Endy Chavez with a single through the 5.5 hole to start the game. He was later thrown out trying to steal second. The play was close and Chavez argued he slid around the initial tag. McClendon challenged the call and it was upheld. So he’s out of challenges, though that hasn’t seemed to matter much with this replay thing.

Seth Smith singles to start the game … so all you people who thought Felix was going to throw a no-hitter, well that’s not going to happen. But he did come back and strike out the side.

Mariners 0, Padres 0

Second inning

The Mariners take a 1-0 lead. Mike Zunino was hit by a pitch for the ninth time this season. He advanced to third on Dustin Ackley’s single to left. And then Brad Miller scored Zunino with a hard shot through the 5.5 hole. M’s tried to get more. Felix put down a perfect sac bunt to get runners into scoring position. But Chavez grounded out to end the inning.

Felix goes 1-2-3 with a nice leaping catch from Brad Miller on a line drive to end the inning.

Mariners 1, Padres 0

Third inning

Cashner goes 1-2-3. James Jones was hit in the back of the helmet as he ran to first base on a swinging bunt. He was called out for running in the baseline. He was a little shaken up.

Felix goes 1-2-3 with two strikeouts.

Mariners 1, Padres 0

Fourth inning

M’s got a little something going. Zunino had a one out single and Miller got his second hit of the night. But with runners on the corners, Felix grounded out to first to end the inning.

Another 1-2-3 for Felix. He’s retired 12 in a row after the lead-off single.

Mariners 1, Padres 0

Fifth inning

Cano with a two out single, but nothing comes of it.

Felix goes 1-2-3 with two more strikeouts. He’s retired 15 straight since that leadoff single from Smith. He also has nine strikeouts.

Mariners 1, Padres 0

Sixth inning

You may have heard this before – the Mariners have a runner on third and no outs and fail to score. Logan Morrison led off with a double, moved to third on a passed ball and stayed there as Zunino popped out, Ackley was robbed on his hard ground ball by Amarista, Miller was intentionally walked to get to Felix, who grounded out to end the inning.

Padres tie the game. Amarista reached on an infield single. Cashner bunted him to second. He moved to third on Smith’s ground ball to second and scored on a wild pitch.

Mariners 1, Padres 1



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