The Seattle Mariners return to .500 for the season

6 May

Tonight the Seattle Mariners begin a 4 game series against American league west rivals the Oakland Athletics. The series will end with a double-header to make up the game the was washed out in the second series of the season. The starting pitcher for the Mariners will be Chris Young, who was suppose to make his first start of the season in that game that was wash out. The Athletics will oppose the Mariners by sending Scott Kazmir to the mound.
Michael Saunders will start off the 1st inning with a single. Stephen Romero will be the second man to the plate as he has an infield single and Saunders takes second. That brings Robinson Cano to the plate and he strikes out. Corey Hart steps up to the plate and he hits a single that brings Saunders home as Romero takes third. Kyle Seager walks into the batter’s box and he grounds out as Romero scores. Cole Gillespie looks to keep the inning going as he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Coco Crisp will start the home half of the inning with a fly out to Cole Gillespie. Jed Lowrie is the next man to the plate and he flies out to Stephen Romero. That brings Josh Donaldson to the plate and he strikes out to end the 1st. 2-0 Mariners.
Justin Smoak will start the 2nd with a fly ball for an out. Brad Miller is next to the plate and he walks. That brings Mike Zunino to the plate and he grounds out. Back to the top of the order for Micheal Saunders and he flies out to end the top of the inning. Brandon Moss will start the home half of the inning with a strike out. Alberto Callespo is the next man to the plate and he walks. That brings up John Jaso and he grounds into a double play to end the 2nd.
Stephen Romero will start the 3rd inning with a fly ball for an out. Robinson Cano will step into the batter’s box and he grounds out. That brings Corey Hart to the plate and he flies out to end the top of the inning. Craig Gentry will start the home half of the inning with a grounds out to Kyle Seager. Deric Barton steps up to the plate and he pops out to Kyle Seager. That brings Eric Sogard to the plate and he pops out to Brad Miller to end the 3rd.
Kyle Seager will start the 4th inning with a a ground ball out. Cole Gillespie is the next man to the plate and he flies out. That brings Justin Smoak to the plate and he walks. Brad Miller steps up to the plate and he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Coco Crisp will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball to Cole Gillespie. Jed Lowrie is the next man to the plate and he hits a single. That brings up Josh Donaldson who grounds out to Kyle Seager. Bradon Moss is up next and he hits a 2-run homer. Alberto Callespo Steps up to the plate and he grounds out to Brad Miller to end the 4th. Game tied at 2.
Mike Zunino will start the 5th inning with a ground ball for an out. Back to the top of the order for Michael Saunders and he flies out. Stephen Romero is up next and he hits a homerun. That brings Robinson Cano up to the plate and he hits a single. Corey Hartr walks into the batter’s box and he is hit by a pitch. Kyle Seager is the next man to the plate and he grounds out to end the top of the inning. John Jaso will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball to Michael Saunders. Craig Gentry is the next man to the plate and he grounds out to Brad Miller. That brings Deric Barton to the plate and he flies out to Stephen Romero to end the 5th. 3-2 Mariners.
Cole Gillespie will start the 6th inning with a single. Justin Smoak is up next and he pops out. That brings Brad Miller to the plate, Gillespie steals second, and he hits a single and Gillespie scores. Mike Zunino is up to bat, Miller steals second and third, and he grounds into a fielder’s choice. Back to the top of the order for Michael Saunders who has a single but Zunino is out at third to end the top of the inning. Eric Sogard will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball to Cole Gillespie. Back to the top of the order for Coco Crisp who groud ball to Robinson Cano for out two. That brings Jed Lowrie to the plate and he pops up to Robinson Cano to end the 6th. 4-2 Mariners.
Fernando Abad will take over the pitching duties for the Athletics. Stephen Romero will start off the 7th inning with a fly ball for an out. Robinson Cano is the next man to the plate and he grounds out. That brings Corey Hart to the plate and he lines out to end the top of the inning. Josh Donaldson will start the home half of the inning with a single. Brandon Moss is up to the plate and he walks. That brings Charlie Furbush takes over the pitching duties for the Mariners. Alberto Callespo to the plate and he grounds into a double play and Donaldson takes third. Domininc Leone will take over the pitching duties for the Mariners. Derek Norris will pinch hit, for John Jaso, and he walks. Joe Beimel will take over the pitching duties for the Mariners. Yeones Cespedes will pinch hit for Josh Reddick who was out to pinch hit, for Craig Gentry, and he pops up to Robinson Cano to end the 7th.
Ryan Cook will take over the pitching duties for the Athletics. Kyle Seager will start the 8th inning with a strike out. James Jones will pinch hit, for Cole Gillespie, and he grounds out. That brings Justin Smoak to the plate and he doubles. Brad Miller steps up to the plate and he grounds out to end the top of the inning. Daric Barton will start the home half of the inning with a ground ball to Brad Miller. Nick Punto will pinch hit, for Eric Sogard, and he grounds out to Kyle Seager. Back to the top of the order for Coco Crisp who hits a single. Yoervis Medina takes over the pitching duties for the Mariners. Jed Lowrie is the next man up and he and he flies out to James Jones to end the 8th.
Mike Zunino will start the 9th inning with a fly ball for an out. Back to the top of the order for Michael Saunders and he hits a ball right back to the pitcher for out two. That brings Stephen Romero to the plate and he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Fernando Rodney will take over the pitching duties for the Mariners. Josh Donaldson will start the home half of the inning with a ground out to Brad Miller. Brandon Moss is the next man to the plate and he strikes out. That brings Alberto Callespo to the plate as he grounds out to Justin Smoak to end the game. 4-2 Mariners win.

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