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June 25, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Game thread: Red Sox vs. Mariners — June 25, 2014

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  • Umpires: HP DJ Reyburn (70), 1B Pat Hoberg (31), 2B Jeff Kellogg (8), 3B Dan Bellino (2)
  • Mariners’ official game notes06.25.14 Game Notes
  • Red Sox official game notes6-25 Red Sox game notes
  • Daily MLB statpack06.25.14 Stats
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  • 1982 – Mariners reliever Bill Caudill set down Chicago’s Tom Paciorek and Greg Luzinski on just seven pitches to earn the save as the Mariners defeated the White Sox, 1-0.
  • 1983 – Del Crandall becomes the fourth manager of the Mariners replacing Rene Lachemann. He guided his new club to a 5-2 victory vs. Toronto.
  • 1991 – Scott Bradley breaks up Jack McDowell’s no-hit bid with a single with one out in the eighth.
  • 1992 – Ken Griffey Jr. is one of four Mariners to hit a HR but his is extra special as it is the 2,000th in Mariners history.  The Mariners scored seven runs in the second inning and another four in the fifth. Tino Martinez, Edgar Martinez and Dave Valle also homered, and every starter had at least one hit, as the Mariners pasted California 13-4.
  • 1996 – Alex Rodriguez hit a HR off Skydome’s Windows restaurant, some 448-feet away, but it was not enough in a 8-7 loss at Toronto.
  • 2000 – Tom Lampkin belts his first career grand slam in the bottom of the 8th to give Mariners 4-2 win and four-game sweep of Baltimore—Seattle’s first-ever four-game sweep of Baltimore.
  • 2003 – Mark McLemore picks up his 1,500th career hit with an RBI double in the sixth inning in Anaheim. Despite the milestone, Seattle falls to the Angels, 6-3.
  • 2012 – Erasmo Ramirez became the 8th rookie (17th time) in club history to record 10+ strikeouts in a game, but was on the losing end of a 1-0 game vs. the Oakland A’s at Safeco Field. Seth Smith hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning that stood as the only run scored in the Mariners 9th shutout loss of the season.

I couldn’t get the minor league report up in separate post. Here  it is for today. 06.25.14 Mariners Minor League Report


Hisashi Iwakuma gave up  an infield single to Dustin Pedroia and than served up a two-run homer to David Ortiz – it was a crush job.

M’s go down 1-2-3

Red Sox 2, Mariners 0


Iwakuma comes back with a 1-2-3 inning

The Mariners play a little long ball. Kyle Seager continues to hit at home, ripping his 12th homer of the season and 11th at Safeco Field. Logan Morrison followed with a single and then Mike Zunino hit a laser into the left field stands for his 11th homer this year.

Mariners 3, Red Sox 2


The Red Sox retake the lead, taking advantage of Iwakuma’s lack of command. Jackie Bradley Jr. doubled to right, Brock Holt singled and Daniel Nava drove in a run with a single. Iwakuma got Dustin Pedroia to fly out, but gave up a hard single to right field over the head of a leaping Romero to score another run. Iwakuma came back to strike out Jonny Gomes and AJ Pierzynski.

M’s go down 1-2-3

Red Sox 4, Mariners 3


Iwakuma works a 1-2-3 inning

M’s go down 1-2-3. Kyle Seager was thrown out at second, trying to advance on a single that was dropped in a diving catch attempt by Daniel Nava, who fired second from his butt to get Seager.


Iwakuma never made it out of the inning. He gave up back to back singles and then walked Dustin Pedroia to load the bases for David Ortiz – not a good thing. McClendon called on Tom Wilhelmsen, who got Ortiz to ground into a tough double play. With the M’s in a shift, Miller fielded the ground ball about 15 feet the second base side of the bag and had no one to throw to. Instead, he sprinted to second, tagged the bag and threw to first off balance to get Ortiz. A run scored but it could have been worse. Wilhelmsen struck out Gomes to end the inning.

M’s go 1-2-3

Red Sox 5, Mariners 3


Wilhelmsen works another 1-2-3 inning. He got some help from Dustin Ackley, who hustled to AJ Pierzynski’s bleeder into left and threw him out at second.

M’s get a lead off single from Endy Chavez and an infield single from James Jones. But Cano flew out and Kyle Seager hit into a double play with shifted shortstop Stephen Drew right over the second base bag to prevent the base hit.

Red Sox 5, Mariners 3


Wilhelmsen caps a pretty solid outing, working another scoreless inning, giving up just one hit in the frame.

M’s go 1-2-3

Red Sox 5, Mariners 3



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