The Seattle Mariners split a double-header with the Athletics

8 May

After winning four games in a row, and the first two of the four game series against the Oakland Athletics, the Seattle Mariners look to keep their winning ways going. To accomplish this the Mariners are sending Felix Hernandez to the mound for the first game of the double-header. The ‘king’ hasn’t been his usual dominate self the last few games as he battled the flu but now that he is well he is set to bounce back against Oakland. Opposing Felix will be Dan Straily. Erasmo Ramirez was brought up, on a temporary basis, from triple-A to pitch the second game of the double-header. Drew Pomeranz will pitch the second game for the Athletics.
Michael Saunders will start the 1st inning with a fly ball for an out. James Jones, making his second start, is up next and he grounds out. That brings Robinson Cano to the plate and he flies out to end the top of the inning. Coco Crisp will start the home half of the inning with a single. Former Mariner John Jaso will step up to the plate, Crisp is caught in a rundown trying to steal second, and he singles. That brings Josh Donaldson to the plate and he flies out to James Jones, who makes a leaping catch at the wall. Brandon Moss is the next batter and he gets a single as Jaso goes to second. Yoenis Cespedes steps into the batter’s box and he grounds out to Brad Miller to end the 1st. No score.
Corey Hart will start the 2nd inning with a homerun. Justin Smoak is next to the plate and he strikes out. That brings Kyle Seager to the plate and he walks. Dustin Ackley steps into the batter’s box and he grounds into a fielder’s choice. Brad Miller looks to keep the inning going as he walks and Ackley goes to second. Mike Zunino comes up with two on and two outs and he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Jed Lowrie will start the home half of the inning with a ground ball to Brad Miller for an out. Josh Reddick will step up to the plate and he flies out to James Jones. That brings Daric Barton to the plate and he has a single. With two outs and one on Eric Sogard will step up to the plate and he grounds out to Robinson Cano to end the 2nd. 1-0 Mariners.
Michael Saunders will start the 3rd inning with a pop up to Eric Sogard for the first out. James Jones steps in and he gets an infield hit. That brings Robinson Cano to the plate and he grounds into a double play to end the top of the inning. Coco Crisp will start the home half of the inning with a ground ball to Justin Smoak. John Jaso is next and he grounds out to Robinson Cano. That brings Josh Donaldson to the plate and he walks. Bradon Moss is the next man to the plate and he grounds out to Kyle Seager to end the 3rd. 1-0 Mariners.
Corey Hart will start the 4th with a fly ball for the first out. Justin Smoak is the next man to the plate and he grounds out to the short stop. That brings Kyle Seager to the plate and he flies out to end the top of the inning. Coco Crisp is injured on the catch of Seager’s fly ball. Yoenis Cespedes will start the home half of the inning with a single. Jed Lowrie is up next and he is safe on an error as Cespedes takes second. That brings up Josh Reddick who grounds out to Justin Smoak as the runners move up to second and third. Daric Barton is the next man and he grounds out to Robinson Cano as Cespedes scores and Lowrie to third. Eric Sogard will come up to the plate and he walks. Craig Gentry, who came in for the injured Coco Crisp, is next, Sogard steals second, and he flies out to Dustin Ackley to end the 4th. Game tied at 1.
Dustin Ackley will start the 5th inning with a fly ball for an out. Brad Miller is the next man to step to the plate and he strikes out. That brings Mike Zunino to the plate and he hits a homerun. Back to the top of the order for Michael Saunders who flies out to end the top of the inning. John Jaso will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball to James Jones for an out. Josh Donaldson is the next man to the plate and he gets a single. That brings Brandon Moss to the plate and he grounds into a double play to end the 5th. 2-1 Mariners.
James Jones will start the 6th inning with a walk. Robinson Cano steps into the batter’s box, Jones steals second, and he grounds out as Jones takes third. That brings Corey Hart to the plate and he walks. With runnerx at the corners and one out Justin Smoak comes to the plate, Hart steals second, and he hits a sacrifice fly to score Jones and Hart is thrown out at third to end the top of the inning. Yoenis Cespedes will start the home half of the inning with a flyu ball to James Jones. Jed Lowrie is next and he foies out to Dustin Ackley. That brings Josh Reddick to the plate and he hits a single. Daric Barton is next and lines out to Brad Miller. 3-1 Mariners.
Fernando Abad will take over the pitching duties for the Athletics. Kyle Seager will start the 7th and he grounds out. Dustin Ackley is the next man to the plate and he strikes out. That brings Brad Miller to the plate and he grounds out to end the top of the inning. Eric Sogard will start the home half of the inning with an infield single. Craig Gentry is the next man to the plate and he hits a double as Sogard goes to third. That bring John Jaso to the plate and he hits a single as Sogard scores and Gentry takes third. Josh Donaldson walks up to the plate and he flies out to James Jones as Gentry scores to tie the game. Brandon Moss steps into the batter’s box and he hits a triple to score Jaso. Danny Farquhar will take over the pitching duties for the Mariners. Yoenis Cespedes is up next and he strikes out. Jed Lowrie steps up to the plate and he flies out to James Jones to end the 7th. 4-3 Athsetics.
Mike Zunino will start the 8th with a ground ball for an out. Back to the top of the order for Michael Saunders who walks. Luke Gregerson will take over the pitching duties for the Athletics. That brings Stephen Romero, who will pinch hit for James Jones, to the plate and he walks as Saunders takes second. Robinson Cano is the next man up and he hits a single to bring Saunders home to tie the score. Corey Hart makes his way to the plate and he lines out. Sean Doolittle will take over the pitching duties for the Athletics. With two on and two out Justin Smoak walks up to the plate and he flies out to end the top of the inning. Josh Reddick will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball to Michael Saunders for an out. Daric Barton steps up to the plate and he walks. That will bring Eric Sogard to the plate and he flies out to Dustin Ackley. Back to the top of the order for Craig Gentry who strikes out to end the 8th. Game tied at 4.
Kyle Seager will start the 9th inning with a double. Dustin Ackley is the next man to the plate and he hits a line drive that is caught for an out. That will bring Willie Bloomquist, who is pinch hitting for Brad Miller, to the plate and he flies out as Seager takes third. Mike Zunino is the next man to the plate and he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Yoervis Medina takes over the pitching for the Mariners, John Jaso will start the home half of the inning and is hit by a pitch. Josh Donaldson is up, Jaso takes second on a wild pitch, and he strikes out. That brings Brandon Moss to the plate and he is intentionally walked. Yoenis Cespedes is next to the plate and he grounds into a fielder’s choice as Jaso goes to third. Jed Lowrie is up next and he flies out to Stephen Romero to end the 9th. Game tied at 4.
Ryan Cook will take over the pitching duties for the Athletics. Michael Saunders will start the 10th inning with a single. Stephen Romero is the next man to the plate, Saunders steals second, and he hits a sacrifice bunt that moves Saunders to third. That brings Robinson Cano to the plate and he is intentionally walked. Corey Hart steps up to the plate and he strikes out. Dan Otero will take over the pitching duties, from a injured Ryan Cook, for the Athletics. Justin Smoak is the next man to the plate and he singles as Saunders scores as Cano takes second. Kyle Seager comes up to the plate and he hits a single to bring Cano home as Smoak takes second. With two outs and two on Dustin Ackley steps up and he grounds out to end the top of the inning. Fernando Rodney will take over the pitching duties for the Mariners. Josh Reddick will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball to Dustin Ackley for an out. Daric Barton is the next man and he flies out to Dustin Ackley. That brings Eric Sogard to the plate and he hits a single. Back to the top of the order for Craig Gentry who strikes out to end the game. 6-4 Mariners win.
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Game two of the double-headers begins as Michael Saunders steps to the plate to start the 1st inning with a strike out. Stephen Romero is next up to the plate and he strikes out. That brings Robinson Cano to the plate and he single. Justin Smoak walks up to the plate and he is safe on an error. Cole Gillespie is the next man to the plate and he grounds out to end the top of the inning. Craig Gentry will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball to Michael Saunders. Jed Lowrie is next and he singles. That brings Josh Donaldson to the plate and he strikes out. Brandon Moss walks up to the plate and he strikes out to end the 1st.
Kyle Seager will start the 2nd inning with a fly ball for an out. Willie Bloomquist is the next man to the plate and he grounds out. That brings John Buck to the plate and he grounds out to end the top of the inning. Yoenis Cespedes will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball to Stephen Romero for an out. Josh Reddick is the next man to the plate and he flies out to Cole Gillespie. That brings Derek Norris to the plate and he hits a ground ball to Willie Bloomquist end the 2nd.
Brad Miller will start the 3rd inning with a pop up in foul territory for an out. Back to the top of the order for Michael Saunders and he flies out. That brings Stephen Romero to the plate and he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Alberto Callespo will start the home half of the inning with a pop up to Brad Miller for an out. Eric Sogard is the next man to the plate and he strikes out. Back to the top of the order for Craig Gentry who gets an infield hit. That brings Jed Lowrie to the plate and he gets a single as gentry scores. Josh Donaldson is the next man to the plate and he flies out to Cole Gillespie to end the 3rd. 1-0 Athletics.
Robinson Cano will start the 4th inning with a strike out. Justin Smoak is the next man to the plate and he gets a single. That brings up Cole Gillespie and he flies out. Kyle Seager is the next man to the plate and he grounds out to end the top of the inning. Brandon Moss will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball for an out. Yoenis Cespedes is the next man up and he hits a homerun. That brings Josh Reddick to the plate and he flies out to Michael Saunders. Derek Norris walks up to the plate and he hits a single. Alberto Callespo steps into the box to and has an infield single to first, Norris hit by batted ball out at secon end the 4th. 2-0 Athletics.
Willie Bloomquist will start the 5th inning with a ground ball out. John Buck is the next man to the plate and he strikes out. That brings Brad Miller to the plate and he grounds out to end the top of the inning. Eric Sogard will start the home half of the inning with a lines back to the pitcher. Back to the top of order for Craig Gentry who flies out to Michael Saunders. Jed Lowrie is the next man up and he flies out to Stephen Romero to end the 5th inning.
Dan Otero takes over the pitching duties for the Athletics. Michael Saunders will start the 6th with a ground ball out. Stephen Romero is up next and flies out. That brings Robinson Cano to the plate and he flies out to end the top ot the inning. Josh Donaldson will start the home half of the inning with a strikes out. Brandon Moss is the next man to the plate and he flies out to Michael Saunders. That brings Yoenis Cespedes to the plate and he walks. Josh Reddick will come to the plate and he pops up to the catcher John Buck to end the 6th.
Justin Smoak will start the 7th inning and he is hit by a pitch. James Jones will pinch hit, for Cole Gillespie, and he grounds into a fielder’s choice. That nrings Kyle Seager to the plate and he singles and Jones goes to second. Willie Bloomquist is the next man to the plate and he grounds into a double play to end the top of the inning. Tom Wilhelmsen will take over the pitching duties for the Mariners. Derek Norris will start off the home half of the inning with a single. Alberto Callespo is the next man to the plate, Norris steals second, and he strikes out. That brings Eric Sogard to the plate and he grounds out to Willie Bloomquist as Norris takes third. Back to the top of the order for Craig Gentry and he grounds out to Willie Bloomquist to end the 7th.
John Buck will start the 8th inning with a ground ball out. Brad Miller is the next man to the plate and he bounces out to the pitcher. Back to the top of the order for Michael Saunders who grounds out to end the top of the inning. Jed Lowrie will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball to Stephen Romero. Josh Donaldson is the next man to the plate and he strikes out. That brings Brandon Moss to the plate and he grounds out to Kyle Seager to end the 8th.
Jim Johnson will take over the pitching duties for the Athletics. Dustin Ackley will, pinch hit for Stephen Romero, start the 9th inning with a fly ball out. Robinson Cano is up next and he grounds out. That brings Justin Smoak to the plate and he flies out to end the game. 2-0 Athletics.

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